During an interview with Wards Auto Jeep president and CEO Mike Manley said “Wrangler is on the radar to get [a] diesel. Remember we’re also going through the product change of Wrangler for 2015-16… That will probably be the right time to introduce the diesel into that vehicle.”


“I’m confident that the Grand Cherokee will show just how large a demand there is for diesel, and I think what that will do is reinforce the need for us to target Wrangler as a vehicle that can take a diesel.”

The move to improve fuel economy in the wake of toughening U.S. fleet fuel-economy standards has paved the way for more diesel offerings in the U.S. and could make Wrangler a prime candidate for such an engine.