Rising fuel prices, government mandates for better fuel economy and growing demands from Jeep fans are all finally bearing fruit—in the very desirable shape of 2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel, due to appear in showrooms around the world in early 2016. This strong and sturdy workhorse will be far from cheap, but industry sources say a substantially improved mpg will offset price to some degree.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Exterior and Interior
“Aggressive” is the word that best describes 2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel. Early sightings reveal a chunky and high-riding chassis, with reinforced roll-bar and engine-protection. This model is clearly ready for the most demanding action. Massive tires, a sizeable wheel base and excellent ground clearance combine to make this a mini monster ready to face any challenge with opponent, on and off road. An amazing improved aerodynamics suggests it will boast a better fuel consumption than its predecessor.
Sources close to company suggest bolder colors, new, brighter headlights and metal to replace fibre in the bumper design will all add to the appeal of this new kid on the block.
Despite the substantial introduction of lightweight materials, interior of this car is still expected to radiate quality, durability. New interior trim that echoes the exterior revamp will introduce new color ways, as well as new designs. Because of the vehicle’s off-raiding capabilities, the company is expected to keep safety to the forefront of the concept. The reinforced cabin, substantial adjustable seats and no-nonsense seatbelts will create a sense of solid security for driver and passengers alike.
New technology will also feature on the elegant but robust dash console, including repurposed touch screen controls, navigation as well as climate control.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Powertrain, Mpg
Details of engine specifications are among most closely guarded of 2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel’s secrets. Motoring press scouts trumpeted the decision to introduce a diesel version, but, after that, it is anybody’s guess as to how this will be taken any further. The smart money is on two engine versions, petrol and diesel. The first likelihood is a 3.6L V-6 Pent star engine with 285 hp and 260 lb of torque. The second, diesel version, is expected to feature two alternatives: a 2.8L turbo VM engine with 177 hp and 295 lb of torque, a US-only 3.0L V-6 Eco-diesel, first debuted in the Jeep Gran Cherokee, offering up 224 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. Transmission is likely to be either 5-speed automatic or six-speed manual.
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel is expected to increase its desirability as a comfortable, safe and manageable all-terrain vehicle, as well as a reasonable and not-too-thirsty workhorse. Fuel consumption is not expected to be overly excessive. Predictions hover around the 17 mpg mark in town and just over 21 mpg on an open road.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Price and Release Date
Both the price and availability of 2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel is unconfirmed. However, industry pundits are looking towards the end of 2015 for a release date, and the price is unlikely to fall much below the $45,000.