2019 Jeep Wrangler to Have Diesel Option

Debuted for 2018, the latest-generation of the Jeep Wrangler is ready for 2019 updates that brings two additional engine options to the US, including the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 derived from the Grand Cherokee and the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque mild hybrid system from the Ram 1500. The two new engines have order identification codes of 26 and 25 respectively, as discovered by JL Wrangler Forums.

As a comparison, the European Jeep Wrangler is offered with the 2.2 MultiJet II turbo diesel engine nicked from Alfa Romeo. It packs 197 HP and 450 Nm of torque which can be managed through a standard eight-speed automatic transmission for the Sport trim level.

The US version will have a more potent 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 putting out 240 HP and 420 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque that delivers 305 HP and 269 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are now in the ordering system.

Demand for the Wrangler is still increasing today, and it seems to grow faster than the production. From year to year the US sales have been high with 18,160 units sold in August 2015, 15,290 units in the same period of 2016, 16,808 examples in 2017, and 20,168 units in August 2018.

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