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Jeep Wrangler To Get V8 In 2021

Jeep teased a 392 Wrangler concept this past summer – Everyone knew it wasn’t just a concept


  • Confirmed in an Instagram post that reads: “Gert Dirty Faster.”

  • This will make it the most powerful factory Wrangler ever.


Was there ever really any doubt? Despite FCA and Jeep not really considering the all-new Ford Bronco a threat, the fact of the matter is that the numerous updates and trims added to the Jeep Wrangler in the last year or so are not a coincidence. The latest announcement however is the one we all wanted to happen.

Back in July, only two days before Ford was to reveal the Bronco, Jeep teased the truck-world with a teaser image of a Wrangler with a 392 6.4-litre Hemi V8. Immediately, it was clear that it was going to make it as a production model, or so everyone thought. Following the Bronco reveal, the absence of a V8 engine spawned numerous discussions. The questioning was put to bed when Ford confirmed that there would be no V8 in the Bronco.

 

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This must-have pleased FCA greatly and in a post on Instagram, they’ve confirmed that the Wrangler indeed be available with a Hemi V8 in 2021. And judging by the sound in the brief video, it’s a 392 and not a 5.7-litre. This is FCA at its best.

The question is now: Will Ford buckle under the pressure and drop a Coyote 5.0-litre V8 in the Bronco?

Jeep Wrangler 392 Concept
Jeep introduces new 6.4-liter V-8 Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept | Photo: Jeep

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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