The long-awaited and anticipated successor of the current Jeep Wrangler SUV is reaching the market before the end of 2017. Namely, the all-new generation of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Series will have a premiere in November 2017 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. At the beginning of December, the same year, the new model will be available for the most strenuous customers. In addition to the standard version, the Unlimited version will be extended as well as the Wrangler pickup model. The latter is announced as 2019 MY, but there are great chances that this model will be available as 2018 MY.
The fourth generation Wrangler SUV comes with a new exterior design and improved aerodynamics. Although there was a lot of information about the aluminum body, this will not happen. However, some parts of the new model will be made from this material. It’s a side door and a hood. Although the introduction and start of sales are scheduled for the end of 2017, some details are already known. For example, the range of powertrain is known, which will be offered by the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Series. Also, the colors of the exterior are also known. As far as this is concerned, customers are available Baja Yellow, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, White, Black, Blue, Orange and Red color exteriors.
Beside this new generation, the Jeep will also present 2019 Scrambler pickup truck, which is based on Wrangler platform.
We have already mentioned that the new Wrangler 2018 will be offered in the standard version (JL), the extended version of Unlimited (JLU) and the pickup version. Also, there will also be a version with an optional hard-top with electronic opening. Like all models so far, the new fourth generation will be available in more trim levels, with different levels of equipment and with a variety of powertrain offerings.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Series gets a new generation of powertrain. A V6 petrol engine will be offered as well as an EcoDiesel engine. It is known from the beginning that the new Wrangler also gets a mild hybrid and hybrid version. In the end, there is also an aggregate that attracts the greatest attention. It’s a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline generator with direct injection.
At the very beginning of the sale, under the hood will be two gasoline engines. It’s the first, already mentioned 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline generator with direct injection, delivering even 300 horsepower output power. This engine comes exclusively in combination with 8-speed automatic transmission. There is also a well-known, 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine. With the new Wrangler SUV, this engine stays in an upgraded version and amplified at 285 horsepower. This engine should be available with a manual and automatic transmission, with a standard start/stop system.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel
From the diesel engine, so far only the 3.0-liter V6 engine was mentioned. However, the 2.2 L 4-cylinder inline diesel engine will also be available. The first mentioned engine is powered by the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV. For now, there is no data on how many “horses” they will have in the new Wrangler SUV. In the new Grand Cherokee model, this unit delivers 240 horsepower. According to recent information, this unit also comes with an automatic transmission.
When taken into consideration, advanced engines, improved aerodynamics and aluminum car parts, one should expect the new generation of the model to be significantly more economical and more efficient than the previous models.
2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Series Price
There is still no official information about the price of the new model. However, according to some estimates, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Series will have a price that does not differ much from the price of the current model. Regardless of certain improvements and upgrades, many believe that there is no reason for the price of the new model to be significantly higher than the price of the current Wrangler SUV.