I think Jeep would call that a feature.
I'm not so sure that they want to sell a lot of 392s. It provides a Halo vehicle that outguns the Bronco, and they can claim that they answered the enthusiasts by offering a v8.
But selling too many will make a big hit to their CAFE numbers.
One reason may be that conventional hybrid sales are dominated by Prius/Toyota and Honda.
But other automakers with less stellar reliability reputations, who missed the first hybrid wave, largely skipped right to plug ins.
I also suspect that because the ICE in a plug in runs far less than a...
I've been skeptical that the Gladiator will get the 392.
Wrangler had looming competition from Bronco. They needed to fire back.
The Gladiator had no such competition. The ZR2 doesn't have a hot engine option, and the alleged Bronco pickup is years away. Unless Ford reverses course with a NA...
I think they're suggesting merely that a 392 Gladiator is unlikely for Australia, not that it's unlikely overall.
That said, I'm somewhat skeptical that the Gladiator will get it. Wrangler needed an engine to best a 2.7l Bronco. Gladiator has no such imminent competition. Jeep doesn't need to...
They likely don't want a high take rate.
The hit to the CAFE numbers would be terrible if they swap too many pstars for 5.7s.
Also probably the reason it'll be limited to the Rubicon and Mojave, if the poster above is to be believed.
Halo vehicle and bragging rights until the I6 is ready...
This is why.
Jeep can't afford the CAFE hit of swapping a significant number of pstars for hemis.
But the 392 gives them a Halo/bragging rights vehicle, that won't likely sell enough to matter for CAFE.
This is all probably just filler until the I6 is ready, which will give them options for...
Starting 1:16:30 in they begin to discuss the 392.
The one guy says that it was confirmed to him in November 2018 that this was going into production.
The Kuniskis quote was from April 2019.
I'm sure he just didn't know that the engineers had figured out the...
Yes, I know.
In your world, extra components don't actually take up physical space or provide any resistance. Thus, there is literally no difference between a supercharged engine and its NA variant.
It's definitely just an as of yet unannounced technical solution.
None of this is unclear to...
I don't know why you are so stubbornly locked into something that was never said.
I'm not "locked into" anything. I too ran on the assumption that he was referring to all Hemis.
Until I went looking for the actual quote... to show why Jeep wouldn't do it... and realized I was mistaken...