I don’t know if diesels are on their way out here in the states, actually I think it’s the other way. Ford, Chevy, and Ram all now offer a small diesel in their 1500 series trucks, Jeep is putting in the Wrangler and Gladiator, and even Mazda has a diesel option in the states. Yes the German auto manufacturers are getting away from it, but thankfully the big 3 seem to be just getting into it.I've been waiting for an open-top, off-road capable "diesel something" since I owned my first diesel back in 2002. Since then I lived about 7 years in Germany and the majority of my vehicles were diesel. When I heard FCA was going to make a Wrangler diesel, I was actually pretty skeptical at first and questioned if it would really make it to production. To me it seems like the days of diesel are numbered in the light duty market. The diesel complexity and cost keeps climbing and the efficiency gap with gasoline is narrowing. Nearly half of the total engine volume is now dedicated to exhaust and after-treatment, and more than half of the sensors, actuators, and controls complexity is emissions related. On top of that public opinion on diesel is probably at an all time low due to several recent scandals (including FCA). I ordered a diesel because I feel like it might be my last chance to get one in the type of vehicle I want and I will continue to wait because I have little faith that this option will exist long term. This is my first Wrangler and I suspect that if I ever own another, it will be electric.