Jeep revealed a few teaser shots for the upcoming Wrangler not that long ago. With the new model, they will also release quite a few new trim levels. One of these is going to be the upcoming 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Diesel. Even though the details are still scarce, for the most part, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect. For starters, it looks like the new Wrangler will indeed feature a brand new high-strength steel chassis. This will increase the structural rigidity of the SUV by a good amount while also improving the way it drives and behaves on and off the road. With the new chassis, Jeep will also offer a new body.
2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Diesel Review
Unlike its predecessor, with the exception of the actual body, the doors, hood and even fenders will all be made out of aluminum. The exception will be the tailgate which will be made out of magnesium. This rather interesting choice allows Jeep to keep the weight down without compromising the car’s durability in off-road.
The Unlimited is basically the four-door version of the Wrangler. This means it will feature a longer wheelbase than its sibling and it will be quite a bit larger than its predecessor as well.
From the looks of things, the car will gain 2.5 inches longer wheelbase and it will be a full inch wider too.
This should allow it to be more stable during high-speed motorway driving while also giving the passengers a bit more space. The car is also going to feature bigger brakes than before as well as beefier suspension components.
All of these will allow the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Diesel to be quite a bit more capable than its predecessor in pretty much all areas.
Engine and Specs
As expected, the car will hit the market with a few different available engines. The 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited diesel, on the other hand, will feature just one. This will be FCA’s well known 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel which has also been in use on the Grand Cherokee for a while.
This will put out a respectable 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque which is quite good for its class. In fact, this amount of power makes it the most powerful diesel crossover at this price point which is not an easy feat to achieve. Unfortunately, unlike with the V6 gasoline engine, the diesel is not going to be available with a manual gearbox.
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Instead, the car will only feature the 8-speed automatic when equipped with the diesel. Even so, it should still impress with its fuel efficiency and capabilities.
It looks like the all-wheel-drive model might tow in excess of 6,000 pounds which would be quite interesting to see. While this is not the case just now, we also hope Jeep will eventually release a manual for this great diesel.
Unsurprisingly enough, the new 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Diesel is not all that different from its predecessor. In terms of looks, the car might seem identical to an untrained eye. The longer wheelbase is hidden with great care thanks to the extended wheel arches.
Also, the front end is rounder while the slanted windshield definitely gives it a more aggressive look. Even so, the car definitely has the DNA of its predecessor integrated well into its core. The big difference has to be the soft-top version which comes with a new roof system that is quite a bit easier to use than before. The interior is no slouch either.
Here Jeep did plenty of upgrades to the car finally feels modern. The dashboard has a more modern feel, the buttons are far better laid out while the materials are great too. Another big improvement has to be the available space.
Both the front and rear passengers get to enjoy a far more comfortable ride than ever before.
Release and Price
While Jeep did release the car a short while ago, it looks like they won’t release it into showrooms by the end of 2018. Even so, the price is still under wraps.
Most rumors seem to suggest the upcoming Wrangler Unlimited will cost in excess of $40,000 which would make it one of the more expensive models in the range.
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