The Wrangler is one of the best-selling vehicles all over the world and Jeep isn’t letting go of it, as 2018 Jeep Wrangler is already in plans. Being a part of Jeep’s throwback to the old days, the Wrangler is also a breath of fresh in the crowded mid-size SUV segment.
2018 Jeep Wrangler – Changes and Colors:
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is coming with a refined look. The iconic circular headlights will be fully LED and hold deep recess downwards. However, the body on signature grille might receive mesh air intakes for a better engine breathability. Its front bumper is expected to grow in size and will integrate forged steel tow hooks with a contrast red coloring. The exterior color options will include Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, and also an Hypergreen.
The interior cabin will sport changes as well. The front seats are expected to receive leather upholstery, power reclining, and also a heating as standard. Alpine® All-Weather Premium Sound System will come as optional in the base model and standard on higher trims.
The center console will feature a lockable storage along with ergonomic cup holders. DC power outlets will be a new addition to the cabin. However, the typical rugged approach of the dashboard will be reminiscent of old-school Jeep.
The new Wrangler is bringing forth several safety features for both driver and passenger safety. The standard features will include:
- Electronic Roll Mitigation
- Security Alarm
- Speed Control
- Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System
- Advanced Multistage Airbags
2018 Jeep Wrangler – Powertrain and Performance:
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will retain the same old 3.6L V6 Pentastar® engine which will power every trim. This powertrain will mate with a 5-speed automatic transmission and produce outputs of around 285 HP at 6,400 RPM and 260 lb-ft torque at 4,800 RPM. Furthermore, the 6-speed manual transmission system is expected to come as optional.
As Jeep lays much focus on the off-road capabilities of Wrangler, the engine’s torque will be focused towards low-ends for improving traction. This is also supposed to help to make improvements in acceleration. For what it’s worth, the 0 to 60 mph sprint might come in around 7 seconds or less. The EPA ratings are also expected to improve as 18 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg on a combined scale. However, the towing capacity is supposed to check at 3,700 lbs.
This new-gen 2018 Jeep Wrangler is supposed to come with electronic locking differentials on both front and rear end. These lockable differentials will also help in catering ultimate traction which is just needed for a superior off-road performance. A sway bar disconnect system will come standard on selected trims. This controls the front sway bars automatically for acceleration smoothness and vehicle stability.
2018 Jeep Wrangler – Competitors, Release Date, and Price:
Versatility is what Jeep Wrangler stands for as the new-gen variant is suspected to come with a great selection of trims (like its predecessor). The trims in suspicions include Sport, Sports RHD, Sahara, Rubicon, Rubicon Recon, Rubicon Hard Rock, Winter, Willys Wheeler, Freedom, Big Bear and also a Chief Edition. As to pricing, the base model of Jeep Wrangler 2018 might cost around $28,000.