This and the Chinese Compass unveil are it for this year. Which sucks, I really was hoping WL74/75 would start production in early 2021, it's looking more like Mid 2021.
3 row Grand Cherokee unveil was planned for LA Auto Show. I think it was scheduled for late November. FCA communicated to dealers that it will be unveiled in LA. That was in early September. The very same day LA Auto Show was cancelled.This and the Chinese Compass unveil are it for this year. Which sucks, I really was hoping WL74/75 would start production in early 2021, it's looking more like Mid 2021.
Very true, but it isn't the first time Jeep has added a V8 to the wrangler.
In a 2-door version, I’d 100% agree. But given the weight of the JLU and the altitude in Denver, that 392 is a WELCOME addition. Especially in light of the problems with the diesels...
The 5.7L does have 400 lbs of torque though. It might have been the more logical choice but then why not go all the way...The 392 is the right engine. The 5.7 Hemi doesn't put out 400HP, it's WAY beyond overdue for a refresh. Its numbers are just not acceptable for a V8 anymore. It's in the vehicles it is because they don't have a high-output V6 (read: Turbo) in between the 300HP V6 and the 475HP V8.
I love the 5.7 Hemi for what it is, but without more stock power, I see it going away from the lineup and being replaced with the 6.4 across the board eventually. Unless a Turbo 6 comes out.
True, but that’s what we thought of the Hellcats and now 60000 later....I doubt this is going to sell in significant numbers. It is a halo vehicle; that’s it.
FCA can I’ll afford to drag down its CAFE numbers any more than they already are. Premium pricing is going to keep sales low.
Having owned several 392-powered vehicles before, the reality is that driving a big honking HEMI is boring unless you are going fast. But speed limits and the police will conspire to allow you to enjoy what you got.
The vast majority of JL owners like myself will not bother with the 392. The 2.0T and 3.6 V6 are pretty competent.
The good news for all Wrangler owners is that this 392 will keep desirability for Wranglers high, even with Bronco on the market. The bad news is that it does absolutely nothing towards fixing JL’s many quality problems, nor improving the crummy dealership experience.
Yes, but Challenger is highly dependent on Hellcat, even defined by it. That’s not the case with JL and 392. Wrangler has so many more things going for it than 470 HP.True, but that’s what we thought of the Hellcats and now 60000 later....
People know these kind of cars will go away and so they might want to grab one. Though I thought that 14 years ago when buying my SRT8. So what do I know...
Not only that, but I have to think the other goodies from the Rubicon 392 will make their way to other Jeep’s. Factory 2” lift, strengthened frame, etc. all of those are positives for the lineup that have nothing to do with the V8 under hood.No doubt.
But adding HP is not Wrangler’s “thing.” Turning them into off-road beasts is. Sure, some might choose to go that route. But that’ll likely remain a small fraction.
Where Bronco could outshine Wrangler is in how customizable the powertrain might be. But let’s not forget that Wrangler can now be had in 2.0T, 3.6 V6, 3.0TD, 392 V8...and soon in 4Xe PHEV. That is a wide range of powertrain offerings.
Also, judging by the looks of it, Wrangler will remain more easily customizable than Bronco on other fronts, given JL’s relatively simple front solid axle, and “easily” removable fenders, grille, bumpers, etc.