Jeep recently announced plans to offer a diesel engine in the North American Grand Cherokee and a new report is indicating the Wrangler could be the next model to get an oil-burner.

Jeep recently announced plans to offer a diesel engine in the North American Grand Cherokee and a new report is indicating the Wrangler could be the next model to receive the engine.

In a recent interview, Jeep CEO Mike Manley told the Detroit Free Press "Wrangler customers really want a diesel." He added, "It's a target vehicle for a diesel once we see the reaction to the Grand Cherokee [CRD]."

It remains unclear which engine would be offered in the Wrangler, but the European variant can be equipped with a 2.8-liter four-cylinder that produces 197 bhp (147 kW) and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) of torque.

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Jeep considering a Wrangler diesel for the U.S. - report