The Jeep Wrangler has been the most well-accepted vehicle in the United States since 1941 when the federal government bespoke a small automobile 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 model year 2018, with the name, 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Exterior
The external styling of the new Jeep Wrangler 2018 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.
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Aerodynamics and pedestrian protection will probably have that previous model plastic at the front 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.
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Around back, the new Wrangler comes 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.
Jeep Wrangler 2018 Interior
There is no news about the interior design of the new 2018 Wrangler, but it is expected that it will have a rotary knob near the transmission. It is also expected that the interior 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 the latest version of Uconnect infotainment system of FCA with the size of 5.0 inches.
The new jeep 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.
The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is expected to be powered by a V6, Pentastar powerplant with the displacement of 3.6 liters. This delivers the new jeep the required power and twist of 300 HP and 270 pounds per foot respectively. The power unit will be paired with an eight-velocity ZF mechanical transmission, replacing the old five-velocity automatic gearbox. It is also expected that the new jeep will be offered with a six-velocity manual transmission gearbox.
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The new jeep 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 be offered with the all-wheel drive system as standard, and there is no news about optional drive system.
Base price and the date of release
The expected release date of the 2018 Wrangler will be late 2017 or early 2018, with the estimated base cost of $ 50,000 with options.
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