What's going on with the Jeep Wrangler
diesel concept vehicle
on display in the Mopar booth at the SEMA Show
? An early news release said
it sports a 4.2-liter V6 diesel
engine. The wheelstand sign says 4.2-liter diesel engine. We've heard Cummins
say they're building a 4.2-liter diesel for light-duty DaimlerChyrsler applications. But peeking under the hood I find a 3.0-liter common-rail diesel engine. None of the Mopar personnel on duty would talk, just saying that it's a concept vehicle and can't explain the sign. We know that Jeep
will offer a 3.0-liter CRD, which is made by Mercedes-Benz
, in the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
. So it appears that someone at Jeep is having too much fun teasing us about the possibility of Cummins engine in a Wrangler
. Judging by the response from our earlier post, maybe Jeep should rethink its concept.
More pictures after the jump.