Admittedly, these “spy” shots of a Jeep Wrangler aren’t really that sneaky. The JL model has been out for some time now, and on the outside, there’s obviously nothing different or extraordinary about this red four-door Sahara; that is, until you look very closely at the back, just above the license plate. Yup, that’s a chrome 3.0 badge, which by itself is a clear indication to Wrangler experts that something is different. For the rest, the square emblem next to it with the big D and smaller diesel engraving underneath reveals this is the long-awaited Wrangler with a fuel-oil mill under the hood.
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It comes as no surprise. The Wrangler-esque Jeep Gladiator will get the diesel for 2020, and last fall we came upon order codes for a 3.0-liter diesel V6 option in future Wranglers. Under the hood of the Gladiator, the engine will make 260 horsepower (194 kilowatts) and an impressive 442 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque. Though the Wrangler’s diesel hasn’t officially been confirmed, there’s not even a tiny reason to believe the V6 will be any different than what you’d find in the Gladiator.