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Bronco Rival Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Will Return In 2025

Back in March, Stellantis revealed the 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Final Edition, a special, limited-edition version of the V8-powered off-road SUV. What was particularly notable about this new model is the fact that it was also supposed to celebrate its end of production for that model, as the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 was slated to be discontinued following the conclusion of the 2024 model year. However, that is no longer the case, it seems.

Instead, according to Automotive News, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Final Edition will also be offered for the 2025 model year, meaning that the current, 2024 model doesn’t exactly live up to its moniker. It’s somewhat unusual for that reason, coupled with the fact that Stellantis has been busy killing off its V8 engines in general, but we saw this not too long ago when it also extended production of the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat as well. Regardless, order banks for the 2025 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Final Edition are slated to open up later this year, with production kicking off in early 2025.

“When news broke … that Jeep Wrangler 392 was roaring off into the sunset, the comments, coverage and conversation showed us that the Jeep community isn’t quite ready to say goodbye to the V8-powered Wrangler,” Bill Peffer, the head of Jeep in North America, said in a statement. “Jeep brand listened and will continue the 392 Final Edition into the 2025 model year.”

When the sixth-generation Ford Bronco was revealed years ago, Stellantis tried to ruin the party by revealing the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 on the very same day. The Blue Oval countered that effort a bit later on with the Ford Bronco Raptor, which wound up beating the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 in a handful of comparison tests. The V8 seemed destined to live on with the Wrangler’s broader 2024 refresh, but the writing has been on the proverbial wall for some time now. In fact, Stellantis has been busy killing off its V8 engines in multiple models – including the Charger, Ram 1500, and even the Ram TRX (now known as the RHO) as it pivots to inline-six cylinder powerplants and EVs.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. John

    I’m waiting for Jeep to offer a 4 cylinder diesel Cummins in the 2 door Wrangler and then I’ll be the first in line with my check book.

  2. Gary.virginia

    I’ll take the Bronco any day!


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