Could 2018 Jeep JL Still Be An Iconic Wrangler?


A new generation of Jeep Wrangler is highly anticipated in U.S. The new lineup of SUVs is going to bear the name of 2018 JL. The upcoming generation is going to come with a number of significant changes. Among them are upgraded front and rear parts. The vehicle is expected to be a pickup truck. However, the traditional variant is also in consideration. Most likely there will be two versions of this model. Anyway, the legendary vehicle is already on its way with new design and features.

2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Engine and Specifications

There is an opinion that new generation of Wrangler is going to run on diesel which seems to be true. As many sources believe the new version of this vehicle will be equipped with the latest version of EcoDiesel V6. The displacement of this powerplant is said to be around 3.0 liters. Another engine which is still under consideration is known as a turbocharged unit with four cylinders. The transmission chosen has not been confirmed officially yet but there is an opinion that 2018 Jeep JL will offer automatic transmission of eight speeds. It may well be inherited from ZF.

2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Redesign

According to the leaked images of the new Jeep JL, the vehicle is going to have a significant change at the front and rear ends. Thus, the grille is going to be equipped with seven slots. New headlights will be of the bigger size as well as of perfectly round shape.

If you look at the front fenders, you can observe light bars. They all include LED technologies. As for taillights they have a certain resemblance with another crossover known as Renegade. The whole new philosophy of Jeep JL design is going to present a smooth and elegant vehicle. But still, the legendary shape of this car is going to stay largely the same. If you expect a huge boxy Wrangler, you are not going to be disappointed.

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The body itself will include a lot of aluminum. For instance, the hood along with all the doors will contain this material. According to the recent information, Alcoa is going to supply Wrangler with aluminum.

The auto is going to use a wheelbase which can be described as a long one. As for the size of this SUV, it is going to be large enough. Many of those who have already seen the pictures of this vehicle compare it with Chevrolet Suburban. Carmakers have also focused their efforts on the fuel economy of their upcoming legend. Nevertheless, what exactly Jeep is going to do to reach this goal stays unknown so far.

2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Release Date

The production of this model is centered in Toledo. The release date of new Jeep Wrangler is still a secret. Nevertheless, the representatives of the company say that they plan to introduce their new model by the end of 2017. However, many fans of this lineup think that the release date will be delayed and 2018 Jeep JL will come in mid 2018 only.

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