The Jeep`s most iconic vehicle is scheduled for a much need overhaul. It is the 2018 Jeep Wrangler which will represent the next generation model. The current model has been on a market for a decade. So it was about time to improve it. This pickup truck has always been very popular and among best selling Jeep`s models. However, its not so well equipped interior has always been on a target of critics. Therefore, automaker decided to do something about that and to modernize it.
Besides that, the new Wrangler will get improved powertrain and refreshed exterior design. We can expect some weight reducing too. All in all, this long awaited off-roader is going to be really special and will definitively fulfill the expectations of the costumers. The main competitors of the new Jeep will be: Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier and Toyota 4Runner.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Engine and performance
When it comes to the powertrain, the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will most likely get diesel and gasoline-electric engines. However, the full specifications are yet to be revealed. What we know for sure, is that the Wrangler will receive the same engine used in the current model. It is a 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine. This unit will be able to make more than 300 horsepower. It will be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, or an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive system will be standard. Estimated fuel efficiency for this engine will be 19 mpg combined.
Furthermore, according to the latest news, new Jeep will also receive a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged unit. The exact horsepower and torque are still unknown. But the company claims that this unit will show improved fuel efficiency. As well, it could also get a 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine. This one will have the output of 240 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque.
Design of exterior and interior
First of all, the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be lighter than the current version because of the use of aluminum. The doors and the hood will be all made of aluminum. This will provide better handling and easier maneuvering. As for the external appearance, it will keep its recognizable look. However, it will undergo some noticeable modifications. It will retain its known grille with seven vertical slots. The round headlamps and the general shape of the vehicle will pretty much stay the same. However, the turn signals will now be placed on the fenders, not on the grille as before.
Moving into the interior of 2018 Jeep Wrangler, we will notice more modern, better equipped and more comfortable cabin. The automaker has used more quality materials in its design. The dashboard will be vertical and will feature a larger central infotainment display. Moreover, as we have said, it will get more tech features. Some of them will be: dual-zone climate control, heated steering wheel, parking-assist sensors, USB port, navigation and so on.
Release date and price
2018 Jeep Wrangler is expected to be presented to the world later this year. It will probably be in the fall. Speaking of the price, we assume that it will start at around $25,000. The higher trim levels will go up to $30,000.