We already bought our '15 JGC ecodiesel, so this is just more out of curiosity than anything else.
The first sales guy we visited swore up and down that if we didn't buy a 3.0L ecodiesel fast, we would not be able to find them later since the government was buying up all the manufacturing capacity for the 3.0L diesel engines used by the JGC. Of course, he wanted to sell us one of his, fast.
We couldn't come to terms with him on price, so we moved on and purchased elsewhere.
His comment got me thinking, though.
I did some research and came up with these two little guys:
The Polaris Dagor
The Boeing Phantom Badger
Both use the VM Motori 3.0L diesel engine we have in our JGC and both are ramping up production as they come under contract with their customers (governments). It's speculation based on specs that they're using this engine on the Dagor and confirmed fact on the Badger.
So, how realistic was that sales guy's comment? Creedence or cretin?
Any shortages out there for diesel JGC?
By my count, there were about 2% of the vehicles on the Jeep dealer lots in the Pacific Northwest that were diesel JGC in mid-January 2015, but it didn't really look like a shortage - just a niche.