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No diesel Jeep Wranger for North America

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Jan 14th, 2010 at 4:30PM

If there's one single item we think the Jeep Wrangler sorely needs, it's a new powertrain. The current 3.8-liter V6 engine and four-speed automatic transmission are extremely long in the tooth and make Chrysler's mountain goat feel downright anemic when traveling on paved roads. It could be argued that a small-displacement diesel engine would be the ideal way to add some much-needed grunt and improved fuel efficiency to the iconic off-roader, but apparently that's not going to happen – at least not here in the United States. Says Michael Manley, president and chief executive... Read More

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