JL Sahara 2 door...Europe only?

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Proof that a JL Sahara 2 door does exist, but for now on the European Market only.
I spotted this one this morning in Madrid, Spain.
It is a 2.2L 4cyl diesel (200hp).

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Proof that a JL Sahara 2 door does exist, but for now on the European Market only.
I spotted this one this morning in Madrid, Spain.
It is a 2.2L 4cyl diesel (200hp).

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It could be that 2 door jl is more popular in Europe? As you know, 2 door holds a small share of the us market, I don’t see them bringing it here. But who knows? Personally I am happy with my 2 door rubicon!
 
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As shown on the “JL in Europe “ thread, the European 2.2L 4cyl diesels on that Sahara comes with 3.73 axle gearing.
I wonder what the Rubicon will be?
 

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As shown on the “JL in Europe “ thread, the European 2.2L 4cyl diesels on that Sahara comes with 3.73 axle gearing.
I wonder what the Rubicon will be?
All diesel come with 3.73, 2.0 turbo sport and Sahara with 3.45 and Rubicon with 4.10
 

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So dumb that they'll ship this all the way to Europe but will by pass American customers who also want a Sahara two door - I just don't get it....
 

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So dumb that they'll ship this all the way to Europe but will by pass American customers who also want a Sahara two door - I just don't get it....
The iconic 2-door seems to be getting a lot less priority here in the States. It's a shame because it's the 2-door Wrangler that got them to where they are today. No 2-door Sahara or Moab. We only get the Sport, Sport S, or Rubicon. The only way 2-door buyers get proximity locks, Automatic Headlamps, LEDs, Active Noise Canceling, larger Uconnect screen, or Nav is to buy a Rubicon.
 
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The iconic 2-door seems to be getting a lot less priority here in the States. It's a shame because it's the 2-door Wrangler that got them to where they are today. No 2-door Sahara or Moab. We only get the Sport, Sport S, or Rubicon. The only way 2-door buyers get proximity locks, LEDs, Active Noise Canceling, larger Uconnect screen, or Nav is to buy a Rubicon.
I agree - we just took delivery on a Rubicon we ordered for my wife for that very reason - it was the only 2-door version that had all the options she wanted. She test drove the 4-door Sahara but didn't like the longer wheel base.
 

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I agree - we just took delivery on a Rubicon we ordered for my wife for that very reason - it was the only 2-door version that had all the options she wanted. She test drove the 4-door Sahara but didn't like the longer wheel base.
I am only interested in a 2-door. I am trying to decide between ordering a loaded Sport S or a Rubicon. What bothers me is I would never use the rock crawling capability of the upgraded Rubicon drive train. I actually prefer the cleaner hood of the Sport also. It would be nice to have some of the luxury options only available on the Rubicon though. I am deciding if I should just go with the Rubicon since I would probably get back 70% of the Rubicon package at resale. I estimated the Rubicon would cost about $2000 more to drive after 3-4 years.
 

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I know that, but I wanted know why it's been delayed in the U.S. twice and already delivered in Europe.
It might be related to EPA regulations and the past Diesel scandals. I thought I read a lot of US diesels from all car companies were delayed due to the past diesel scandals.
 

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I know that, but I wanted know why it's been delayed in the U.S. twice and already delivered in Europe.
Europe gets a 2.2L diesel, whereas the US is getting a 3.0L, so they are not the same engine.
 
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