A quick look at the all new 2018 Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler is far and away one of the most iconic vehicles to ever rolloff of an assembly line, and the passionate following that this vehicle has been able to create over the last 70+ years isn’t one that Jeep wants to alienate by any stretch of the imagination.
At the same time, modern technology, modern engineering, and major advancements have necessitated upgrades to this iconic vehicle lineup – and some of them have been a little bit hit and miss.
This has left the Jeep community a little bit skeptical about what the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler overhaul is going to mean for the vehicle and the brand, but if early indications about the new upgrades to this vehicle are anything to go off of these concerns are completely unfounded.
All the old bones remain in place
Looking a little bit more solid in a little bit more stable than the JK versions of the Jeep Wrangler, the frame and the general shape of this Wrangler remains the same iconic “box” that so many people are familiar with.
The windscreen is going to be slanted back a little bit further than Jeep Wrangler versions before it in an effort to improve fuel economy and efficiency, but you’ll still have the opportunity to fold the window down completely (and pop the top and all four doors off of the Jeep, too).
Structural updates have been designed to shave 100 pounds off of the Jeep Wrangler frame while stretching the wheelbase about 2 ½ inches to provide for a little bit of extra clearance and a little bit of extra leg room. Aside from that, however, the new Jeep Wrangler looks a whole heck of a lot like the old ones did.
All new power plants
Under the hood of the new Jeep, however, you’re going to find all kinds of crazy new upgrades designed to not only provide you with the kind of off-road capabilities you have come to know and love when it comes to the Jeep Wrangler but also a whole host of upgrades aimed at making sure you don’t get killed at the gas pump any longer.
The standard engine for the new Jeep Wrangler is going to be the 3.6 L Pentastar V6, but you’ll also have the opportunity to get your hands on a new Jeep Wrangler with a 2.0 L turbocharged four-cylinder and – in 2019 – a 3.0 L EcoDiesel V6.
Manual and automatic transmissions are available, and you will be able to get plenty of power out of these new jeeps without any headache or hassle whatsoever. Combine that with advanced traction control systems, brand-new differentials, and all kinds of creature comforts throughout the Jeep (without ever stopping it from being the utilitarian master of the off-road experience that it has always been) and you are looking at something really special here.
People are going crazy over everything that the new Jeep Wrangler promises to bring to the table, and it’s easy to see why.