Photo spies shared with us pictures of 2018 Jeep Wrangler – the new generation of the legendary model in its own body, and similar pictures, we really got the first time. The model has inherited all the characteristic details of the exterior of their famous predecessors and represents the evolution of the current generation Wrangler JK, rather than revolutionary development from scratch.
2018 Jeep Wrangler release date
The release date of new generation Wrangler is not specified. We should expect the release date on late 2017 or first quarter of 2018.
Release date: late 2017 – early 2018
2018 Jeep Wrangler exterior
Caught in the lenses in the vicinity of the North American headquarters of Fiat Chrysler in Auburn Hills, 2018 Jeep Wrangler prototype wrapped in a strong camouflage “armor”, but some of the stylistic features of the SUV is nevertheless possible to recognize. For example, the windshield of the new model obviously is inclined more than the current version, which will help to improve the aerodynamics of the “brick on wheels.”
Large exterior mirrors are taken from the current model of the Wrangler JK, as well as the rear lights, but the headlights will certainly get LED filling – a tribute to modern fashion.
2018 Jeep Wrangler specs
In addition, the wheel base of the car has clearly become longer. Recall that according to earlier data disclosed by FCA for investors and US financial regulators, the next generation Wrangler will get a 8-speed automatic transmission, which will replace the 5-speed unit. However, the body of the outgoing model, the length would not allow to install a new gearbox and 2018 Wrangler had to be lengthen.
Suspension will also undergo changes in the new SUV – developers have designed new rear axle and rear differential, as well as get rid of the Panhard rod at the rear.
In addition, it seems that more acutely inclined windshield will lose the ability to lean forward. The frame structure of the car body will remain, and judging by the front differential with levers attached to it, new Wrangler will also keep rigid front axle.
Since 2018 Jeep Wrangler platform is completely new, it can be expected that the SUV will be lighter through the use of aluminum and high-strength steel and composite materials used in the casing and a number of units. This “diet” will help the SUV to meet the ever increasing demands for fuel consumption and emission regulations. As for powertrains, the gasoline V6 and four-cylinder turbo diesel engine will continue to work under the hood of Wrangler 2018 model year but in an improved form.
Recall that the Jeep head, and, consequently, its staff engineers, keenly interested in hybrid technology, which would provide SUV incredible torque from the very low rpm, but if such a power unit appear on the Wrangler, it is not at the start of a sales of new generation car.