quote: C/D: The Wrangler community is bracing itself for some big changes with the next one, including an independent suspension and a diesel engine. Would you agree that their expectations are legitimate? MM : What I would say to them is that Wrangler and what it stands for is very important to the brand. Obviously what we need to do with next-generation Wrangler is drive its fuel economy in the right direction, some of which will include weight, some of that will include new technology, but it has to be a Wrangler, which means it has to be capable. To some extent, a Wrangler is a canvas, and many of our customers like to customize their Wrangler, and we recognize that in the next generation that still has to be a very simple thing for them to do. In terms of diesel, that’s something we’re looking at, because I think diesel is, potentially, a powertrain solution for Wrangler .
quote: If acceleration is proportional to HP then those things should never be able to merge into traffic,
quote: So I stand corrected it does pay back at about 260K miles.
quote: So they're comparing two currently-available steel models, and you think that's an apples-to-oranges comparison? Are you serious?
quote: An aluminium-body Dodge EcoDiesel would get even better numbers.
quote: it gets 6 mpg better fuel economy than the best F150 EcoBoostthe EcoDiesel engine option represents a $2,850 premium over the already optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8the 10 to 15 percent (or higher) price premium for diesel