368 horsepower. Even from a unit expected to arrive with power in the neighborhood of 300 hp, this figure came as a shock. 368 hp isn’t “in the neighborhood” — it’s eight blocks over, past the train tracks, and in a better part of town. Well, to all of you anticipating a real screamer of a Jeep, it’s time to hold your breath once again. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has updated its NHTSA filing. Drumroll please. According to the new filing, the 2.0-liter four-banger in uplevel 2018 Wranglers is… not rated. That’s right. The rest of the information on the data sheet stays the same — the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 soldiers on in the JL and older JK Wrangler with 285 hp, the diesel options remains absent for now — but the Hurricane is now downgraded to a tropical disturbance of unknown ferocity.
- The new Jeep contains 368 hp
- Horsepower much more than expected
- Many companies are soon to be coming out with vehicles similar in horsepower.
“Well, to all of you anticipating a real screamer of a Jeep, it’s time to hold your breath once again.”