2018 Jeep Wrangler

This 2018 Jeep Wrangler would be the next in line for one of the most famous SUVs out there. I said “would be” because we have just received a report that Fiat Chrysler failed to decide on a release date for this vehicle. The 2018 model was initially scheduled for the end of the next year.

Jeep Wrangler is now in its third generation. It has been developed since 1986 and it has been a different kind of SUV since the beginning. That is because of its design parameters. It has a separate body and frame, rigid solid axles – both front and rear, foldable windshield and a signature “no doors” driving. The suspension, engine, and some interior cues were borrowed from the “Cherokee”.

What’s So Interesting?

The initial thought, right after the first glance on the vehicle (even the latest version) is the World War 2. Just look at the grille and the headlights. Just paint the car in olive green and put a white star on the hood, and there you have the WW2 Jeep. Ask anyone what is a Jeep, from any part of the world, and he (or she) is going to describe the Wrangler.

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Much Ado About Nothing

A couple of Spy Shots appeared on the Internet sometime in May. Those photographs had a brand new Jeep Wrangler which immediately sparked some stories and rumors. The prediction was that we will get the new version of this “next generation” Jeep Wrangler in the middle of next year.

All the previous rumors were made by some people who saw something that appeared to be the “skin” of the Jeep Wrangler. It was always something unconventional, and that was the first time we had an opportunity to see the all-new design for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

The entire body was covered by the cloth and you could only see the contours revealed by the mild breeze. And that was none other than 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Exterior Design

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It was impossible to see if the Fiat-Chrysler managed to implement the aluminum in the construction of the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Exterior. That was the idea since they need to reduce the fuel consumption any way they could. The Same thing is for the foldable windshield. The unusual camouflage was too good for us to determine any special detail except the shape.

In spite the lack of info, we are very optimistic about the solid front and rear axles, body on frame construction and a four wheel drive. The weight reduction is that another problem, and the company could have faked the entire rear part of the vehicle to conceal the Wrangler’s pickup version.

Some of the signature details like round headlights and a seven-slot grille are certainly going to get some minor modifications. Those modifications like LED headlight, LED light bars on the leading edge of the front fender and X design taillights are going to resemble the design of a “Renegade”. We are also hoping for the two door version and four-door 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Version.

Some “Technical” Details

Don’t expect anyone to make the Jeep Wrangler some aerodynamic masterpiece. I will always remain the same design with some big modifications in the strength of the materials. Of course, removable doors will be… first removed option (except in some cases when buyers insist on that detail).

Designers will probably slightly bend the grill at the top and remove the foldable windshield. Engineers could replace the safety bar with some stronger beams or tubes and reduce the additional lower body reinforcement. The fixed (normal) roof version could also be available.

One of the sources even claimed that we won’t be able to see a soft top and the sports bar anymore. Furthermore, the taillight, bumpers, and the tailgate constructions will also change. Everything to make this SUV as light as possible.

LA Auto Show Rumors

During the LA Auto Show, the Jeep CEO reflected on some of the rumors. In his statement, he said that we will be able to see the new Jeep Trackhawk during the New York International Auto Show next April and that we will have the honor to check out the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. We will, but not in early 2017, as we first thought but somewhere near the end of 2017. It will practically go from 2018 Jeep Wrangler to the model for 2019. On the top of all, the CEO confirmed the release of the Pickup version, but for the middle of 2018.

What Are The Rumors For 2018 Jeep Wrangler Engine

Except the new styling on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, we are expecting some changes in the engine line up. It will supposedly have 3 options:

  • 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine with 300hp. It’s dubbed Hurricane. It will have a twin-scroll turbocharger and variable valve timing.
  • 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine with 285 hp
  • 3.0 liter V6 EcoDiesel engine

That kind of power, combined with a six-speed manual or the eight-speed auto transmission and the super light aluminum construction should produce some really good EPA ratings.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Interior

There is no much to say about the 2018 Jeep Wrangler interior design except that one patent of the new back window. Not many people would like to keep the rear window open while driving through the mud and rain. But there are some, and they are now going to have a different design to rely on. The prototype design is a rear window which could be folded and attached to the roof surface. That’s the only way it wouldn’t stay in the way of the back tire and that it could be in a secure position.

Upper trim levels will have some advanced features like the remote start, leather seats, power mirrors, power windows and power door locks. Leather wrapped steering wheel in the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will come with the trim, together with all the controls on the steering wheel and possibly the silver trim. Infotainment could be upgraded with some large touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard.
Heated leather seats, automatic climate control, USB ports, hidden compartments and a 60/40 split folding rear seats, will offer the greatest comfort you can get, no matter what are the climate conditions on the outside.

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New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Release Date, Specs & Info

Early announcements have been made regarding the newest 2018 Jeep Wrangler. Its last model was the one offered in 2014 and starting from the early and first models like the  Willys MB  from  WWII, the car has never had good fuel economy. What the model has been plagued with throughout all of its career is that it has never managed to be a car with efficient fuel capacities. With every new model they have tackled this issue and wanted to produce a better and more efficient car, but for now they were not largely successful. The latest one is another hope the car gets better specs than before.

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The last model managed to churn out a performance of 17 mpg city and 21 mpg, which is not bad if you consider that this is a two solid axles turning short ring gears model, but we are all hoping that the 2018 model manages to bring the fuel consumption down to a more acceptable margin.

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What the latest statements going to the release of this model are that they are working on reducing weight for the car. The people from Jeep have made it public that by reducing the weight substantially they also manage to save a lot on fuel as this is the same thing to do first when trying to change a vehicle. But what is important for the Wrangler is that they do not sacrifice a lot of its off-road properties.

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This is assumably not going to be an issue as they are making sure that the model is going to bring the best out of its car and that they are going to make a compromise between fuel consumption and off-road capacity and bring both of them to the consumers.

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Something that might also keep the car in contention when it comes to its legendary performance is the introduction of a  fully independent suspension system. Combined with the completely lightweight materials that the car is going to utilize, for instance aluminum, and a diesel powerplant and we are in for a great new model for us. Read the review and take a look what we have managed to find out so far and read the news about the release date and price as well.

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Exterior

What the great thing about the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is that it is going to come using its own underpinning and there are not going to be any crossover situations happening using brands from Europe. What the makers are saying by doing this is that they are planning to stay true to its All-American style and are going to include a complete off-road package which was actually expected with all the drain plugs in the floor and removable doors.

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The next thing is that the car needs to reduce fuel consumption and that this needs to be made possible by using lightweight materials. That is why aluminum body panels make a lot of sense here which as was seen was a success for the F-150 truck from Ford and will certainly be useful here as well. They are planning to reduce at least 700 from the total weight of the new Wrangler and it is going to certainly make a much better and more efficient type of a car.

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The independent suspension system is also an important point here and a very serious features that they are planning to add. This type of a system is known for providing weight savings over solid axles and can thus provide a smoother and a controlled ride than before. So as you can see the off-road capabilities of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler are not going to suffer and are going to be as legendary as they always were.

Interior

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The interior setup has not yet been discussed in a great matter and we have yet to get to know the real 2018 Jeep Wrangler and its interior setup. The car is certainly going to carry over a lot of its standard parts of the design and is going to have all the familiar things about it available here. That said, we are expecting to see a lot of new and modern additions made. These ear going to concert the addition of some softer and more comfortable materials and maybe some advanced technology, despite the fact that the Wrangler did not overtly do much with the new tech in recent years.

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Engine

The engine for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is certainly going to be the same one from before. Actually there going to keep it as a base option and built it up a bit. Thus the 3.6-liter Pentastar is going to be utilized under the hood once more but with a lot of reworking as well. They are certainly going to do a little bit of downsizing and presumably turbocahring and certainly add direct fuel injection as well. But the greatest option would actually be using a diesel engine. Although this was something that is largely expected to happen no official claim has been made. The diesel powerplant would be the best possible option and we are certainly hoping that it might appear as it is the way for making the 2018 Jeep Wrangler as they predicted it would be.

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 7 ft. 11.4 in. (95.4 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 8.3 in. (164.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.7 in. (73.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 101.2 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: max 55.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3760 lbs.
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 6.6 sec
MPG: 17/21 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Firecracker Red Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Hydro Blue Pearl Coat, Mojave Sand Clear Coat, Rhino Clear Coat, Tank Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs.

Price and release date

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The initial pricing for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is going to be around 24,890 USD as it was stated and it will be its base MSRP price. The release date, although not confirmed yet, is going to be in 2018 and will be between the middle of the year or the later part of the year.

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