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Jeep fans have been anxiously awaiting a new diesel Wrangler that was scheduled for next year. But a new rumor indicates that FCA North America / Jeep may be abandoning those plans and discontinuing all diesels in light-duty applications (including the RAM 1500 and Jeeps).

https://www.engadget.com/…/fiat-chrysler-phasing-out-diese…/

Anyone @Jeep care to weigh in on whether there is any truth to this?
 

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No, I read another article and they discontinuing light vehicles but NOT JGC and RAM 1500s.
Article stressed European passenger cars where sales are off and the urea systems needed to meet the new Euro Standards are too costly to be competitive for that market segment. Shades of the original VW issue. With GM, Ford, Nissan, et.al. introducing diesels into pickups and some crossovers FCA would be cutting their own throat not to be competitive. Introduce a new Wrangler with a diesel and then cut it. Insane!!
 

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They were also talking about not allowing Diesel vehicles during rush hour in heavy traffic areas on npr radio couple of days ago.
 

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Porsche just clarified its dropping diesels statement. The Cayenne and possible the Macan will continue to get diesels. "Range and torque are important sales figures for those buying the sport utility Porsches, so a diesel engine currently fills those requirements rather well." Even the German new city regs about diesels really go after the 2.0 liter and below and without urea systems.

As far as trees along the roads dying, around here its the salt used in winter that is doing it. Heck, don't animals pee in the woods? It's urea!
 

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FCA will formally announce the cessation of diesels from its passenger car line-up on 01 June 2018. Trucks, which are differently classified will continue. Plan on seeing the JL pickup and the Ram 1500 with 3.0L Diesel engines as an option. Questionable is wether or not the JL Wrangler will have a diesel engine, even though it was much touted from the get-go. EcoDiesel in the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a dead-issue, and it will not happen again. For those of us out here(myself included), the '14-'16 WK2s with the EcoDiesel are the last of their kind.
 

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It's the volume. A deer pooping in a meadow is the natural carbon cycle. Manure from 2,000 hogs on one farm dumped in a meadow is pollution.


As far as trees along the roads dying, around here its the salt used in winter that is doing it. Heck, don't animals pee in the woods? It's urea!
 

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It's the volume. A deer pooping in a meadow is the natural carbon cycle. Manure from 2,000 hogs on one farm dumped in a meadow is pollution.
LOL. So your saying DEF is sooo concentrated that the small amount from the tailpipe is "2000 hogs" worth along the "entire" highway. Dump a bottle of DEF, shoot, dump two, next to a tree and youre not going to see an impact other than the tree will get greener from urea degredation, which is nitrates, part the essential macro nutrient requirements of plants. It's anti-diesel propaganda. Phewy.
 

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FCA will formally announce the cessation of diesels from its passenger car line-up on 01 June 2018. Trucks, which are differently classified will continue. Plan on seeing the JL pickup and the Ram 1500 with 3.0L Diesel engines as an option. Questionable is wether or not the JL Wrangler will have a diesel engine, even though it was much touted from the get-go. EcoDiesel in the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a dead-issue, and it will not happen again. For those of us out here(myself included), the '14-'16 WK2s with the EcoDiesel are the last of their kind.
Citation need? Pretty strong statement about the GC never having a diesel again. Where did you get that from?
 

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The USA Today article says "is expected to continue to offer diesel options in some SUVs and trucks in the U.S., including the Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 pickup." That doesn't say the GC will be eliminated, as it is "some". Further FCA wouldn't comment. Journalism isn't known these days for getting the facts straight before they publish.
 
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