One of the leading four wheel drive off-road vehicles for 30 years now, the Jeep Wrangler is iconic around the world. With details of the 2017 models already released, auto aficionados are already starting to speculate what 2018 could have in store, with reporters and photographers eager to get a scoop.
So, what do we know so far?
The overall design of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler seems to be fairly similar to current models, but there are a few key features that set it apart from the current model. Those expecting an extravagant re-design are likely to be disappointed; Jeep is keen to stay true to the ever-popular classic model.
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has stated that the new 2018 Wrangler will have certain parts made of aluminum to make the car much more lightweight. Fuel economy has been rumored to be much better on this new model, and there are also suggestions that it may include an eight-speed automatic transmission.
What is also interesting is that reporters have also heard changes in the noises of the car, which apparently sounds more like a diesel engine. This could mean that this new model will be getting an EcoDiesel V6. The SUV is also rumored to be getting a new engine, known as the turbocharged four-cylinder, with the code name of ‘Hurricane’.
Even though reporters and photographers have been on the case to try and get as much information as possible on the next generation Wrangler, the design has been kept well and truly under wraps. Yet, leaked shots from a dealer have been made available to view online, portraying a very obvious seven-slot grille and the same circular headlights that are featured on current models. Photographers have also captured aerial shots of a pick-up Jeep Wrangler taking a test drive which also clarifies many of these rumors. Their findings show that the design has a similar front end to the SUV, but with a pick-up truck end and a seven-slot grille.
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