Yes, you heard right! After speculating for so long, we now have information on the upcoming Wrangler JL’s powertrains thanks to Jalopnik and the tip they received from an anonymous source who claims to have ties with an FCA assembly plant.
They may not all be available at launch, but the JL-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler should be offered with six different engine options; two versions of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, two versions of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder and two diesel engines, a 3.0- and a 2.2-liter. This news collaborates with prior rumors and spy shots of the new Wrangler.
Last year, a test mule was spotted putting around with what sounded like a diesel engine and an EcoDiesel V6 engine was suspected to be the culprit. There were also rumors of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, internally called the Hurricane, that’s capable of producing 300 horsepower. Though we can’t confirm this as the source did not divulge any horsepower specifics nor did they say if either of the four-cylinder Jeeps will be turbos.
Transmission options were left out as well, but a spy shot of t Wrangler JL prototype revealed the existence of a stick shift with 6 gears. Of course, an automatic transmission is likely going to be an option as well.
Finally, the tip includes the various roof options a customer can choose; a black soft, tan soft, black hard, body-color hard and a power-retractable top.
As expected, when Jalopnik reached out to FCA for comment, a spokesperson said that FCA cannot comment on a future model.