There is no person in the World who don’t like Wrangler Jeeps, it is so long with us that we used to love it, its design, almost same look for 70 years. Since 1941, the SUV has been the most well-accepted vehicle in the United States when the federal government bespoke a small car that allows its troops to go anywhere during the war. As a result, the Willys-Overland company, the renowned designer, and manufacturer of military jeeps in America, constructed thousands of Willys MB Jeeps.
Coming to 2016, the Jeep still happens to be the most sought after means of transportation among some fraction of people. The JK, the present Wrangler, was introduced in 2007, followed by an inside refresh during 2012, and then equipped with a more powerful powertrain during its 2014 update. This keeps the vehicle kept new and the sales exceeded beyond expectations. Now, Jeep is going to introduce the redesigned version of this model for the next year, with the name, 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
Test mule, 2018 Jeep Wrangler Spy Shots
Next Jeep Wrangler Redesign
The external styling will be a blend of new features and looks, but the iconic styling will be maintained. The major external elements to be retained are the windshield and the seven opening grille, but with a more aerodynamic slope rearwards. However, the windshield will now be square and small and the glass in the front will feature a slipperier shape to assist the new Wrangler to offer better fuel economy.
Aerodynamics and pedestrian protection will probably keep the molded plastic front park-bench bumper, but this time, with a new design. The gap between the fenders and the bumper will be filled, similar to the European-version Wrangler JK.
The new model jeep comes equipped with detachable panels on the sides and top. The panels will be fixed between the non-detachable roof pillars that offer the plethora of airflow to the cabin.
Around back, the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is equipped with a pair of Renegade-like tail lamps and a plastic bumper with a tow clasp and discretionary receiver hitch, suspending below. The tailgate is expected to come attached with a spare tire.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Interior
There is no news about the interior design of the 2018 Wrangler, but it is expected that it will definitely have a rotary knob near the transmission. It is expected that will be offered with the upgraded technology. In the technology section, the higher end models will come equipped with the latest version of Uconnect infotainment system of FCA with the size of 8.4 inches that comes with navigation, Bluetooth, satellite radio, third-party apps, etc. On the other hand, the base models will come with latest version of Uconnect infotainment system of FCA with the size of 5.0 inches.
The Jeep Wrangler next generation comes with the removable carpet, revealing the metal bottom pans and detachable rubber grommets that work as drain holes. The seats inside the cabin will probably come with a tight-weave textile as the standard for trouble-free cleaning, whereas leather will be offered as an option.
New Jeep Wrangler 2018 Engine
The next generation Jeep Wrangler is expected to be powered by a standard V6, Pentastar powerplant with the displacement of 3.6 liters. However there will be a new, smaller but strong four-cylinder 2.0-liter hurricane turbocharged engine. It delivers the power of 300 HP and twist of 270 pounds per foot respectively. The power unit will be paired with an eight-speed ZF mechanical transmission, replacing the old five-speed automatic gearbox. We can expect that the next Jeep will be offered with a six-velocity manual transmission gearbox like it used to be.
The new Wrangler 2018 is also expected to come with a V6, EcoDiesel powertrain with the displacement of 3.0 liters, carried over from the Ram 1500. This will offer the vehicle the maximum power and twist of 240 HP and 420 pounds per foot respectively. The engine will be attached to an eight-velocity ZF mechanical transmission. The new jeep will have the all-wheel drive system as standard, and there is no news about optional drive system.
Price and the date of release
We can assume that new Jeep Wrangler 2018 release date will be late 2017 or early 2018, it is all speculation and rumors over the net, but 2017 year is very likely. The estimated 2018 Wrangler price should be about $ 50,000, somewhere like the previous models. We don’t see any reason for the price to go up.
2018 Jeep Wrangler spy shots