Wrangler FarOut Edition is Jeep's special way of sending off the EcoDiesel V6
Back in early 2019, Jeep distributor Auto Nation Group (ANG) launched the latest generation Wrangler to the Philippine market. No longer available with a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine, the new Wrangler instead came with the new 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline inline-four that makes 268 PS and 400 Nm of torque.
When asked whether they will be launching a turbo-diesel version for the all-new Wrangler, ANG said that it's turbo-gasoline all the way for the PH-spec Wrangler. So for those that have been looking to get the Wrangler with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, tough luck.
With Jeep embracing electrification with the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that offers more power while producing fewer emissions, it seems the writing's on the wall for the EcoDiesel V6-powered Wranglers. True enough, Jeep recently released a special edition of the Wrangler dubbed the FarOut Edition, and it's the brand's farewell to the diesel-powered V6.
That's right, Jeep will end production of the Wrangler EcoDiesel with a limited-run special. It comes with a unique appearance pack that sees the Jeep with unique body graphics, special alloy wheels, and more standard amenities.
Immediately grabbing your attention with the Wrangler FarOut Edition is the large 3.0 Diesel graphic on the hood. It also gets 3.0 D badges all around, a satin black grille, body-colored fender flares, LED headlights, and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. On the inside, the FarOut Edition comes with black leather seats with red accents, and all-weather floormats.
Under the hood, of course, is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that pushes out 263 PS and a whopping 599 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to an 8-speed automatic transmission with 4WD capability. Just like all Jeep Wranglers, the FarOut Edition comes with the third-generation Dana 44 front and rear heavy-duty axles, a 3.73 axle ratio, and the Rock-Trac two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio.
“At Jeep, we are always listening to our customers and driven to improve on our legendary 4x4 capability. The Wrangler Rubicon FarOut special edition is our tip of the hat to the EcoDiesel technology on Wrangler,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep North America.
With the EcoDiesel V6 on the way out, the Wrangler will continue to be available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, the 3.6-liter V6, the 6.4-liter HEMI V8, and the aforementioned 4xe PHEV.