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Diesel option for 2019 Jeep Wrangler confirmed

by Ben Hsu

A dealer code appears to show a 3.0-liter diesel V6.

Strong evidence pointing to a diesel option for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler has surfaced. The news comes from leaked dealer codes, as dealership ordering banks have opened for the new model year.

According to the , one of the new codes, 26, is for the option of the 3.0-liter diesel V6 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Jeep will offer the drivetrain on the 4-door Unlimited Sport, Sahara and Rubicon trims.

Another dealer code referenced in the same article, 22, appears as an option for 2-door Sport, Sahara and Rubicon models. The story speculates that it could be the same diesel V6 mated to a 6-speed manual, but unlike code 26 this is not confirmed.

Lastly, dealer code 25 appears to confirm a mild-hybrid 3.6-liter V6 motor that has been rumored to appear by the end of 2018.

Jeep owners have long clamored for a torquey diesel option, and now the dealer codes have confirmed its arrival. If these reports prove accurate, Wrangler lineup would double its drivetrain options. Currently, a 2.0-liter turbo four and non-hybrid 3.6-liter V6 are the only offerings.

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