Jeep’s iconic off-road SUV is getting one more option under the hood. In case you’ve haven’t figure out by yourself, the lovely Sahara Red prototype is actually the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel. We know this thanks to a badge in the rear. As you can see, the model has been fitted with the 3.0 D badging that hints what powers the popular nameplate.
The 2020 Wrangler Diesel will use an impressive 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine. More precisely, the SUV will come coupled with the updated version of the mill, so instead of usual 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, the oil-chugging option will deliver 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of twist. The impressive turbodiesel will be coupled with a ZF sourced 8-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. Of course, the diesel will be matched with an auto start/stop for better MPG numbers. Though, the updated EcoDiesel got low-friction tech already, which will additionally improve the SUV’s efficiency.
Since the automaker let the uncovered model driving near FCA headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, we suppose that the official debut of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel can’t be too far away. Moreover, the SUV will probably appear before the end of the summer. Consequently, the company will announce the price and fuel economy numbers soon, while the nameplate should reach dealerships in November.
It’s important to know, the carmaker isn’t reconsidering a two-door Wrangler Diesel. No, the oil-burner will be limited to the four-door model only.