An anonymous source of our recently wrote in to tell us that DaimlerChrysler may be looking into adding a diesel-powered Wrangler to the lineup. Apparently, some diesel-friendly frames have been delivered to Jeep Engineering recently for testing.
Has anyone else heard anything about this? If so, let us know at jeepnews@OneToMany.com.
Update (2/12/04) - a reader from Austrailia emailed us and let us know that he's heard the rumor as well - specifically for a long-wheel-base Scrambler pickup.
Jeep Versus Hummer: Overview
Over the past year, the Jeep vs. Hummer "arguement" has been heating up. For those of you who haven't kept up, here's a synopsis:
Round 1: Jeep sues Hummer for using the 7-slotted grill design. Hummer wins the case.
Round 2: Jeep debuts the "go-cart" commercial showing a H2 go-cart stuck in the mud.
Round 3: Hummer's H2 is a big seller.
Round 4: Jeep debuts the Rescue concept vehicle.
Need more details? Check out this excellent wrap-up at the International Herald Tribune Online.
In case you missed our Jeep Rescue coverage, here's a new article on the Rescue from auto123.com.