The 2016 Jeep Wrangler in fact represents the 2015 model announced earlier this year. The model will have its premiere in 2015, but it will be released one year later. This change is due to some development delays as well as improving the model beyond the announced feature. So, the 2016 Wrangler will have all the changes announced for the 2015 model, plus some additional surprises. The 2016 Wrangler will not represent the full redesign of this model, just a refreshed one. Some rumors claim that the Wrangler will get its new complete redesign after the 2016 model, but that is yet to be confirmed. The 2016 model will, aside from the already mentioned changes, offer more body colors and a new interior trim. The essential changes which concern the body, chassis, powertrain and such, will not take place. The new model’s biggest change is the addition of a new engine. It is a diesel engine, most probably borrowed from the Grand Cherokee.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Engines — EcoDiesel & Pentastar
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler will, like we said, but the emphasis on the engine and fuel efficiency in comparison to the current model. The new engine installed into this famous vehicle will probably be a unit already seen under the hood of the Grand Cherokee. The engine is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 EcoDiesel unit that generates 240 horsepower and 420lb-ft of torque. The unit will probably be upgraded, adding 20 to 30 horsepower to the output number before being installed. The engine will be paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain should be more fuel efficient than the ones currently in use, so its EPA fuel figures should be around 21mpg/city and 28mpg/highway. Aside from this new engine, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler will also have a3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar unit that the current model uses. This engine generates 285 horsepower and 260lb-ft of torque while consuming 17mpg in the city and 21mpg on the highway.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Premiere And Price
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler will have its premiere next year, while the release should take place one year later. The price of the new model with the gasoline engine should remain more or less unchanged, while the diesel variant will probably cost more. Such difference could be significant. In addition, due to the difference in the price of the petrol and diesel, one must wonder whether such choice is the best buy. In addition, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is announced to be the next generation of this model, meaning it will get a full redesign. With this in mind, maybe it is best to wait for the 2017 model and in the mean time see just how good the 2016 diesel Wrangler will turn out to be.