Jeep Teases Production 2022 Wrangler With 392 Hemi V8 In New Video

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Jeep has been teasing a shadowy image of a vehicle outfitted with what appeared to be a392 Hemi V8 engine for a while now, but today we got our first video, and it seems like it confirms the news: We’re going to be getting a Jeep Wrangler with a V8 engine, and it’s going to be available to buy in 2021.


Jeep posted its most recent video on Instagram. It’s short, but you can just hear the growl of the engine as it accelerates through the desert. That noise is unmistakable, and it’s not one you’ve ever heard in a production Jeep before.


Its previous post came on Twitter, which just showed a hood with a conspicuous bump and 392 inscribed on the side. From the last image, it was impossible to tell whether we were getting a Wrangler or a Gladiator, but the new video gives us the confirmation we were looking for.

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There was very little to deduce from the June image, but now we can start talking specs.


Chrysler’s 392-cubic inch 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine is now in its third generation, producing 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. They’re the engine of the aftermarket for Jeeps, but the company has never actually implemented such a powerful engine in its machines before. The best you can get is the 2020 Gladiator with a 3.6-liter V6 putting out 285 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Teasers are frustrating in that we never know whether we should take them at face value, but Jeep’s “not a concept” hashtag and statement that the production model is shown in the video means you can start getting your hopes up ASAP.

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