For the first time today, the Jeep® brand showed off its long-awaited EcoDiesel Wrangler Unlimited alongside the first official showing of the new 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Willys at the State Fair of Texas. The 2020 Jeep® Wrangler should be the best model year yet, for the legendary offroader. So let’s take a look at the two new models.
2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys:
We talked about the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys special edition, a couple of weeks ago. The Wrangler Willys edition features a limited-slip rear differential, Rubicon rock rails and shocks, heavy-duty brakes and 32-inch Firestone mud-terrain tires. These features, combined with Jeep’s Command-Trac 4×4 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, bolster the Jeep Wrangler Willys’ off-road capability.
This added capability is highlighted with a rugged appearance. Special exterior design cues feature a Willys hood decal, unique black 17-inch aluminum wheels with gray pad print and a gloss black sport grille. All-weather slush mats, as well as LED headlights and fog lights, are also standard on the Wrangler Willys edition. The Wrangler Willys Edition is available in 10 colors, Black, Granite Crystal, Sting-Gray, Billet, Ocean Blue, Firecracker Red, Punk’n, Hellayella, Mojito! and White.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys has an MSRP of $33,990 for the two-door model and $37,490 for the four-door version.
2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel:
Yes, it’s finally here! After officially announcing the EcoDiesel engine would be going into the Jeep Wrangler (JL) in Los Angeles back in 2017, the EcoDiesel has made its first public appearance.
The third-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 will only be offered on the Wrangler Unlimited trims. Only one transmission choice will be available, which is the ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, that is 147 more lb.-ft. of torque than the 2.0-liter turbo inline-four that is the optional engine in the Wrangler.
The upgraded EcoDiesel V-6 engine now also features low-friction pistons to improve fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide an enhanced combustion system with a new injector nozzle, piston bowl, and glow plug with an integrated combustion pressure sensor to optimize combustion. Engine Start Stop (ESS) is also standard on the Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel.
Pricing and fuel economy numbers have yet to be released. We expect pricing to be released closer to launch, which will be in the four-quarter of this year.
While we couldn’t be Dallas, Texas for the State Fair of Texas, our friends over at TFLTruck have us covered and got a chance to check out both new Wrangler models. You can watch that video at the top of this post.
So what do you think of the new EcoDiesel Wrangler Unlimited and Wrangler Willys? Leave us your comments below.