We’ve long known that a Jeep Wrangler diesel variant was on its way, and recent reports indicate that it may arrive during the later half of 2019.
The fellas over at JL Wrangler Forums were able to recently get up-close to a couple of Wrangler diesel prototypes and snag some spy shots, which reveal a DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) tank.
Unfortunately we still don’t have power ratings or towing capacities for the Wrangler diesel just yet, but we expect it to be more capable than the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel model, which makes 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. However, we did learn that the next-gen Wrangler will feature a power sliding hard top, though it may not be available until later in 2018.
While we may have to wait a couple of more years for a Wrangler diesel, the next-generation Wrangler JL is expected to show face at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, as stated by CEO Sergio Marchionne. Looks like he’s keeping his word on that as well as the Wrangler diesel. We still haven’t heard much about a Wrangler hybrid, though.