Jeep’s diesel lineup is increasing as the corporate has launched the 2021 Gladiator EcoDiesel.
Set to reach at U.S. dealerships within the third quarter, the 2021 Gladiator will supply a brand new 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine that produces 260 hp (194 kW / 264 PS) and 442 lb-ft (599 Nm) of torque.
The engine options cease/begin know-how and guarantees “excellent gas economic system and minimal ranges of noise, vibration and harshness.” It’s related to an eight-speed computerized transmission that has been “calibrated for low RPM shifts and the on- and off-road rigors of Jeep Gladiator responsibility.”
The diesel engine will likely be provided on Sport, Overland and Rubicon variants. They’ll come geared up with Dana 44 axles, four-wheel drive and a Rock-Trac or Command-Trac switch case.
The engine carries over from the Wrangler and incorporates a water-cooled turbocharger with a variable geometry turbine. It additionally boasts a solid metal crankshaft, aluminum alloy pistons and a 16.5:1 compression ratio. The engine additionally has a “compacted graphite iron” block which is lighter than a standard forged iron design.
Jeep didn’t reveal a lot else in regards to the mannequin, however the Gladiator EcoDiesel has a 5.1 gallon (19.Three liter) diesel exhaust fluid tank and it ought to solely have to be refilled each 10,000 miles (16,093) or so. In fact, its standing might be monitored by a brand new gauge within the instrument cluster.
Jeep didn’t point out pricing however, within the Wrangler, the engine prices $4,000 and the obligatory eight-speed computerized tacks on a further $2,000. If the identical holds true to the Gladiator EcoDiesel, you’re a base value of roughly $40,000. Regardless, the mannequin is at present out there to order.