The Rubicon FarOut edition is the last ever diesel-powered Jeep Gladiator
Jeep’s 3.0-litre EcoDiesel engine is being phased out as it ‘continues its drive to electrification’
Attention Americans – have you come around to the benefits of a torquey diesel engine in a big off-roader? And are you a fan of the Jeep Gladiator pickup? Well, it’s time to act fast, because Jeep is killing off its EcoDiesel engine.
Marking the 3.0-litre V6’s passing is this limited-edition Gladiator Rubicon FarOut edition, which makes it sound like a 1960s hippie spec but is probably more to do with off-road exploration.
Just 1,000 examples of the FarOutMan edition will be available, and each one will come complete with special graphics, 17-inch wheels, 33-inch off-road tyres, a leather-filled interior and 442lb ft of torque.
The EcoDiesel engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and Jeep claims more than 500 miles of range from a single tank.
“As the Jeep brand continues its drive to electrification, we are phasing out EcoDiesel technology with the final, limited-edition Gladiator Rubicon FarOut,” said Jim Morrison, who has a very important-sounding title at Jeep North America. “Limited to 1,000 vehicles for the 2023 model year, the special-edition Gladiator Rubicon FarOut further builds on the industry’s only open-air pickup truck infused with Trail Rated capability and best-in-class truck utility.”
You’ll have to fork out a fair bit to say goodbye to diesel yourself, though, with each FarOut special starting at $69,995.
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