2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Release Date
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel will come as part of the transition period between the current model and the much-awaited all-new version of the famous SUV. In any case, the current Jeep Wrangler won’t be around for much longer since the company has already announced the next generation to arrive for the 2017 model year. The brand new Wrangler will come as a completely redesigned model with very few similarities with the outgoing version. In other words, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is expected to bring major changes in every respect. Perhaps the most substantial improvements will come in the fuel efficiency area.
The Wrangler has been known as quite a thirsty vehicle during its long history. Despite that flaw, it has managed to become one of the iconic off-road models. Now, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel model might prove to be even more appealing thanks to its enhanced fuel efficiency. Also, it won’t be the first Jeep’s diesel-powered model since the company has already launched the new Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee with diesel units under their hoods. Their huge upside is excellent performance combined with great fuel economy. Thus the 2016 Wrangler Diesel comes as more than a reasonable step taken by the American automaker.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Specs
As for the all-new Wrangler, it is expected to bring all sorts of significant improvements. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler will be underpinned by a new platform made of large quantities of aluminum. In addition to its new architecture, the upcoming Wrangler will receive a whole new exterior design as well as enhanced engine range.
Just like the current model, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler will be available in large number of variants. All of them will be fitted with a 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT Engine coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. Buyers will be able to choose from several trim levels including Sport, Sport S, Willys Wheeler, Freedom Edition, Sahara, Willys Wheeler W, Rubicon, Altitude, X and Rubicon Hard Rock.
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler equipped with a diesel engine will be available only in upper trim levels. This unit will be the same one that propels the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is a turbocharged 3.0-liter Ecodiesel V6 paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is regarded as the class-leading when it comes to fuel economy. Inside the Grand Cherokee, it generates 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, while returning 30 mpg on the highway. We expect similar figures in the the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel model.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Price
One thing is certain, the 2016 Wrangler Diesel will come costlier than its gasoline-powered counterpart. Its pricing is expected to be in the same range as the Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock gasoline version which starts at $36,400.