The North American based automaker Jeep is planning to introduce a diesel version of the popular Wrangler on its local auto market.

After we have found out that the new generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee will make its way onto the Old Continent during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, in its European spec, the popular SUV brand is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time by a rumor, which is saying that the automaker might develop a diesel version of the Wrangler. According to the guys at The Detroit Free Press, the Jeep Wrangler Diesel is a possibility in the United States.

“Wrangler customers really want a diesel. It’s a target vehicle for a diesel once we see the reaction to the Grand Cherokee (CRD)”, as the Jeep CEO, Mike Manley, told our source.

No details on what the new Jeep Wrangler Diesel might get under its hood but the European version of the model can receive the 2.8 liter four-cylinder unit, which is producing a total output of 197 BHP (147 kW) and 460 Nm of torque (339 lb-ft). Additional details on the Jeep Wrangler Diesel are limited for the moment and will be announced close to its debut.

Source: The Detroit Free Press


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