The next generation of the Jeep’s Wrangler, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, was spotted on the roads wearing camouflage over its body. Some details we could notice despite camo, only for colors option we should wait September, for its official show up.
The new 2018 Wrangler is going to be available as Diesel and as gasoline – electric variant, but firs it is going to be released with standard petrol engine. Other powertrains will come long after that release date. Truck version will be available, but this is for another review. Price tag of the new Jeep Wrangler 2018 should be slightly over the current model’s cost.
2018 Jeep Wrangler review
Boxy exterior redesign
The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be built traditionally, with body – on – frame construction. It is going to use lightweight materials for its body, which will lower its overall weight and improve fuel economy and handling. From the photos of the camouflage Wrangler we can confirm its boxy design, and it looks almost the same as the current JK model. Front fascia will be recognizable by round headlights and a lattice grille. Square – shaped taillights are noticeable under the rear camo, and its design is close to current model. With hourglass shape rear lights are going to be with LED technology.
Interior with new tech features
There are some spy shots of the Wrangler’s interior. As we can see from the pictures there will be new infotainment system, probably borrowed from one of bigger brother from Fiat Chrysler’s fleet. This could be Uconnect 3.0 infotainment system with 8.4 – inch touchscreen, since the test mule was equipped with it. We presume that lower models will come with 5.0 – inch screen. On the test vehicle we saw commands for automatic climate control and parking – assist sensors. There is also start / stop button while heated steering wheel will be available, but only in area with chill climate.
Under these buttons, just like current model, new Wrangler has switches for windows. This is a sign that new Jeep Wrangler 2018 will come with removable doors. There are also a 12 – volt port for charging, and one door with media logo. This probably hides couple USB ports or a slot for SD card. Anti – roll – bar disconnection button is located below other commands, together with differential – lock button and switch for different off – road modes.
2018 Jeep Wrangler specs – there will be diesel option
According to Jeep’s officials, the next generation of Wrangler will be powered with both diesel and petrol – electric Wrangler, beside standard gasoline engines. These gasoline engines will come first. One sure thing is that it is going to be powered by current 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. There are some rumors about new turbocharged engine with code name Hurricane. It will have 2.0 – liter of displacement and it is going to be able to deliver up to 300 horsepower. 6 – speed manual transmission should remain standard while there are some rumors that all – new 8 – speed automatic is under development ant it is going to be optional gearbox.
2018 Jeep Wrangler release date and price
The new Jeep Wrangler 2018 release date should be in first week of September, 2017. Production should start in November, in Ohio, company’s assembly plant. It will be available for sale couple months after that, which means that it could hit the showrooms before the end of the year. When it comes to price, it should be a bit higher than the cost of the current Wrangler which price starts around $25,000. With traditionally good resale value, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be highly competitive with other rivals in its class, such as Chevy Colorado, Toyota 4Runner and Nissan Frontier.