The diesel will be sent off with a final special edition model.
Earlier this month, Stellantis announced that it would no longer offer the Ram 1500 with the EcoDiesel V6 engine. The EcoDiesel first made its way into the Ram lineup back in 2014, offering over 30 miles per gallon and a 1,000-mile driving range. Sadly, it seems like the EcoDiesel that's available in the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is also not long for this world.
According to a leaked dealer email posted on JL Wrangler Forums, Jeep is about to reveal a limited production final special edition of the EcoDiesel Wrangler. This new model will be called the Jeep Wrangler Farout, and a single image is included below.
While customers can get the EcoDiesel engine in other Wrangler trims, it appears this final send-off may be limited to the rugged Rubicon. The Farout package includes some notable equipment, including the Cold Weather Group, Trailer Tow Package, Safety Group, LED Lighting Group, Rubicon high line flare, a gloss black grille, "Diesel 3.0L" black hood decal, mats, JT Rubicon wheels, "3.0L D" badge, and black leather seats with red accents.
As with all diesel-powered Wrangler models, the Farout gets a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of twist. Only the plug-in hybrid 4xe and V8 Rubicon 392 models develop more torque. Aside from abundant low-down grunt, the EcoDiesel has impressive fuel economy numbers of 22/29/25 mpg city/highway/combined, the highest of any Wrangler.
After the EcoDiesel is dropped from the lineup, Wrangler buyers will have a choice of the Pentastar V6, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, plug-in hybrid, and 6.4-liter V8. It's unclear if customers can still order one of the other Wrangler trims with the diesel, or if the Farout will be the only option.
Given the news about the Ram 1500 and Wrangler, it's safe to say the Jeep Gladiator is also set to lose its EcoDiesel option after just gaining it a few years ago. We wouldn't be surprised if Jeep gives the Gladiator its own final send-off to wave goodbye to the diesel powertrain.
With the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee already unavailable with the EcoDiesel, losing the Wrangler and Gladiator will be the final resting place for the lovable engine.
This news is sudden, but not at all unexpected. Jeep is pushing heavily towards electrification with exciting new products like the Wrangler-inspired Recon and luxurious Wagoneer S. There's simply no room left for a dirty diesel engine. If you want a Jeep or Ram model with a diesel powertrain, time is running out to order one. Since the Farout is a limited production model it's sure to sell out quickly.