|One of our readers reports that 4.0L will be the minimum size.|
One of our readers recently emailed us and passed along some information about the engine selections coming in the all-new 2007 Wranglers. Here's what he has to say:
The '07 Wrangler will NOT use the 3.7L V-6 engine. Jeep understands the great value when owners mention that "it has a 4.0L in it."
The engine slated for the next generation Wrangler will be a modified version of the 3.7L V-6...it's displacement will be increased to 4.0L using more stroke (increased torque) and slightly larger pistons.
DCX has promised over $300 million to upgrade the engine plant in Trenton, MI. Over $155 million of this money will be used to prepare the plant to build the new 4.0L V-6 engine.
Jeep Liberty CRD in Green Magazine
The Diesel Jeep Liberty has an article about it in GreenCar.com - one of the premier alternate-fuels vehicles magazine. Here's a snippet:
Bring up the subject of emissions regulations with Jeep executives or engineers and the frustrations brooding beneath the surface come through. One senior-level manager shared his exasperation that California in particular – with high-quality diesel fuel already available and a seemingly arbitrary emissions cutoff point for diesel passenger vehicles in place – would effectively deny new car buyers a highly-efficient alternative to the gasoline-powered mid-size SUV.
Check out the entire article.