I decided to make a new thread for this rather than go between the few that are out there. Fca is making a diesel version of the jeep. The new jeep is going to be a2017 model and will be a jl platform. Yes i do work for fca and am heavily involved in the 8 speed transmission that will be going into it. We are currently producing around 50 transmissions a week for the new jl model and the new versions of the 8 speed for the other rear wheel drives that currently get the 8 speed. I am not sure if our when the diesel will be avaliable in the states but i do know that in July we start building more units daily for them.