Last week, Stellantis unveiled its new 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six I-6 engine named Hurricane, and now we’ve known the first vehicles to use it could be Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Jeep Wagoneer.
According to TFLtruck.com referring to a supplement owner’s manual for the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer, those two will receive the new 6-cylinder Hurricane engine. That engine is comparable to a V8 engine by output, but it is 15 percent more efficient.
Stellantis plans to gradually put the Hurricane I-6 into use in Ram pickups, Jeep SUVs, and other products with longitudinal engines, as a replacement for outdated Hemi V8s.
In the case of the Grand Wagoneer, a high-output (HO) version making 500 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque at a max of 6,100 rpm will be an option for the model, in addition to the standard 6.4-liter V8 that delivers 471 hp and 455 lb-ft.
In the case of the cheaper Jeep Wagoneer, Hurricane’s standard output (SO) version will be offered, whose output figures are 400 hp and 450 lb-ft at a max of 5,800 rpm. To compare, the current Wagoneer comes with a 5.7-liter 392-hp V8 and an eTorque hybrid system.
Like the 4-cylinder Hurricane, the 6-cylinder one is designed for use in hybrid powertrains. The owner’s manual shows that the maximum towing capacity of the 3.0-liter Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Wagoner is 10,000 pounds when equipped with rear-wheel drive and a towing package. This matches the max rating of the 5.7-liter Wagoneer.