Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel Production Ends With Rubicon FarOut Edition

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It turned out that the rumors were true. Jeep kills the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine in the Wrangler after 2023, but it’s not going away. To make up for the short diesel life with the off-roader, Jeep is offering the Wrangler Rubicon FarOut edition with graphics, wheels, and more standard equipment.

Identifying FarOut edition as diesel will be easy thanks big 3.0 Diesel graphics applied to the hood. It also wears a special 3.0 D badge and rides on special 17-inch wheels. A keen eye will also notice the body-coloured fender flares and the black grille up front. Moving inside, the FarOut edition features black leather seats with red accents and all-weather floor mats. As for equipment, the Jeep Safety Group, Cold Weather Group, Trailer-Tow, and Heavy-Duty Electrical Group are all standard. LED lights are also standard.

Jeep didn’t mention the reason for dropping the EcoDiesel. However, the press release announcing the FarOut edition suggests that the Wrangler Rubicon 392 and Rubicon 4xe have something to do with it. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel debuts for the 2020 model with 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. At the time, it was the fastest Wrangler you can get in terms of torque, while still offering decent fuel economy. The Rubicon 392 laughs at the fuel mileage, but the Hemi V8 with 470 hp and 470 lb-ft is much more powerful. The Rubicon 4xe is also more powerful, and with a 49 MPGe rating, it’s also much more efficient.

“At Jeep, we always listen to our customers and are driven to improve our legendary 4×4 capabilities,” said Jeep North America boss Jim Morrison. “The special edition Wrangler Rubicon FarOut is the tip of our hat for EcoDiesel technology at Wrangler.”

The Wrangler FarOut Edition is available to order through November, with the vehicle arriving at dealerships by the end of the year. The Wrangler line will use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6, in addition to the aforementioned 392 and 4xe hybrid models. If you really want diesel in your off-road Jeep, the EcoDiesel engine remains an option for the Jeep Gladiator.

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