Wrangler Rubicon 392 Final Edition Expected for 2024

Cameron Neveu

Supposedly leaked from the Jeep dealer network, a document was posted to JKWranglerForums suggesting that we’ll see a Final Edition of the rowdy Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 before it bows out after the 2024 model year. Given the demise of other V-8 models in the Dodge and Ram family, which are owned by the same parent company as Jeep, the rumored end of the Hemi-powered Wrangler is sad but not surprising.

The 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 produces 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque in Wrangler guise, providing a ton of low-end torque to get moving and plenty of top-end power to keep even heavy trail rigs with monster tires churning at freeway speed. That massive torque output made the Hemi-powered Wrangler the only Rubicon variant to skip the trademark 4:1 low-range gear ratio, opting instead for a 2.72:1. Of course, the eight-speed automatic—the only transmission offered with the Hemi—combined with a 4.56:1 axle ratio and that aforementioned low range still offers a 58.47:1 crawl ratio for really tricky terrain.

2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 engine hemi v-8
Cameron Neveu

We still don’t know when to expect these rumored Final Editon Wrangler Rubicon 392 models, although they probably won’t arrive until at least the second quarter of 2024, if the leak is to be trusted. We also don’t have any idea how many of them Jeep will build, or what, if any additional content they might include. We reached out to Jeep for comment and received a standard reply that they can’t “comment on speculation around future product.”

We’ve known that the days of the Hemi V-8 are numbered, yet we’re still a bit sad when we’re reminded that yet another model will lose its burly V-8 powerplant. On the other hand, if the new turbo inline-six can be thought of as a Hemi V-8 replacement, then perhaps it won’t be long before Wrangler is back to inline-six power, the way it should be!

 

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Comments

    I’m waiting for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Final Edition Uber Bro Swinger Shakedown Last Chance We Really Mean It Edition ™.

    Hemi will live on in 2500/3500 trucks.
    Small displacement turbo six cylinders do not have the longevity and diesels are getting too problematic from an emissions position.

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