Why is the 2 door not getting the diesel?

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Management at Jeep mentioned the Hemi was too close to the frame rails which compromised crash protection. Might have stated at 2019 Easter Jeep Safari.
Correct. Meaning they made a consious decision at some point in the JL design process to adjust the design to give room for the ecodiesel but specifically chose not to design it for a hemi.

If you recall the reason they said they wouldn't put the ecodiesel in the jk was because it simply wouldn't fit. Sound familiar? They made a conscious decision to fix that but ignore the V8.

IE someone in the board room mentioned the number of companies offering a V8 swap, as well as the people asking for one for 20+ years and said maybe we should make the JL a hemi from the factory designing it to support such before we get too far along.

The rest of the heads in the room shot it down. Guaranteed.

If they can make hell cat, demons, Durango srts and Cherokee srts. Cafe standards simply aren't the issue. It's apathy and laziness in designing the JL to accommodate a V8.

Aka fun suckers.





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If they can make hell cat, demons, Durango srts and Cherokee srts. Cafe standards simply aren't the issue. It's apathy and laziness in designing the JL to accommodate a V8.

Aka fun suckers.
The actual take-rate of V8s in performance vehicles like that is significantly higher than you’d ever see in the wrangler given the multitude of other engines offered in the wrangler to meet market demand. Mix that with the cost of individually crash testing another drivetrain, the hit to CAFE, and the aftermarket supply, you’ve got a recipe for an idea that’s dead in the boardroom. It’s surprising enough that they finally caved to demand for the diesel, but then the diesel will have the best fuel economy of any JLU drivetrain so they actually get a CAFE bump from it.
 

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FCA are fun suckers, geez I wish an American company would buy Jeep back. :captain:
Italians are stupid :bandit:

And before I get crushed for that statement Scuderia Ferrari is my team.
And YES, they have cucked up this year too.
 
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So we have an official response from Jeep:

https://www.trucks.com/2019/10/01/2020-jeep-wrangler-high-mpg-diesel-engine/

"The EcoDiesel model will use an 18.3-gallon fuel tank alongside a diesel exhaust fluid tank. Diesel vehicles use the fluid for the selective catalytic reduction emissions-reducing system.

A gas-powered four-door Wrangler has a 21.5-gallon tank. But the tank in the two-door model holds only 17.5 gallons. A Jeep spokesperson told Trucks.com that adding the diesel engine and DEF tank to the two-door model would have required a fuel tank that was too small for customer needs."
 

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Because FCA is a "Fun Sucker"
Nothing could be further from the truth IMO. Thank God they exist because FCA is the only company putting out fun!
 

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Nothing could be further from the truth IMO. Thank God they exist because FCA is the only company putting out fun!
I beg to differ and counter with BMW and Porsche :beer:
Just wish Jeep was owned by a better company which wouldn't take much :bandit:

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the two-door model would have required a fuel tank that was too small for customer needs."
Well the fuel tank in my 2019 JL V6 is too small for my needs, so WTF???
 

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A gas-powered four-door Wrangler has a 21.5-gallon tank.
Wait, so the gas powered 4dr wrangler has a smaller tank than the out going JK (had 22.5 gallon)? I wonder what the rational was there. I also find it interesting that the 3.6 pentastar went from 6 qts of oil to 5 qts. I would prefer to have as much oil as possible just to give it a longer life.
 

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