Well, you can only lose a certain amount of power delivery before your vehicle is no longer off-road capable, so that makes some sense. But they're not even offering the option of a slower and more fuel-efficient powertrain. And it's not like they don't have them.
I have a feeling other maufacturers are going to have to step up their power output a bit though. Some of these things are so slow they can't even get out of their own way. Or my way.