The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 blends the brand’s iconic off-road capability with a stunning Hemi V8, but the SUV’s time on the market is limited. A JL Wrangler Forums member got ahold of a letter from the automaker to dealers, telling them that it will allocate a single Final Edition of the V8 Wrangler if they can beat last year’s January sales numbers.
Dealers that are able to beat their numbers from a year ago will get a single 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Final Edition. There’s no word on what it will cost or when it will arrive, but the “standard” 392 Wrangler crests $100,000 after destination, and that’s before any dealer markups.
Jeep’s corporate counterparts, Chrysler, Dodge, and Ram, have also pulled the plug on V8s or announced plans to do so. The Dodge Challenger and Charger were discontinued after 2023, cutting two Hellcat V8-powered cars, and the Chrysler 300 went at the same time, taking its Hemi option. The Ram TRX and Dodge Durango Hellcat won’t continue past 2024. While Dodge has repeatedly teased the new Charger, we’re expecting an electric powertrain with the potential for the Hurricane inline-six to make an appearance later.
The move away from V8s is timely, but it likely came as a shock to many of the faithful Hellcat fans. For a time, it seemed like Dodge and Co. wouldn’t stop finding new ways to use the powerplant, but emissions and fuel economy standards are rightfully trimming the largest engines from many automakers’ catalogs.
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