Next generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is almost ready with its unconventional body work and upgraded mechanical parts in every sphere. Four wheel drive, solid front and rear axles and body on frame construction are an essential feature which customers will thoroughly enjoy. Aluminum could be for some or even all the construction on a body. There are also rumors of a fold down the windshield.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – Designs
Some features in 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited may be:
- Frame rails
- Traditional solid axles
- Ladder frame chassis
- Headlights may be changed to make them LED shaped and also in size.
- FCA’s 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system will be an option while base models are more likely to incorporate a 5.0 Uconnect system
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- Satellite Radio
- Navigation Facility
Seats are expected to be standard tight weave cloth which is easy to clean. Choice of having leather seats will be optional. Metal floor plans can be seen if a carpet is removed, which can be done easily. Also, removable rubber grommets have been introduced to serve as drain holes
In order to increase its durability and strength Jeep will have to remove weights from these components.
This Jeep could be upgraded to give the appearance of an SUV. But this may not be true as short rear overhangs could be added which obviously contradict this fact.
Front of the vehicle will be donned by new round lights and a slatted grille. Back end will have taillights which will be square shaped, something which can also be seen in the current model. Exposed door hinges, chunky side mirror caps, and the door cut lines will be similar to the present models to retain the ruggedness associated with the vehicle.
The weight of the Jeep will be reduced, that is it will be lighter than before. Also, fuel efficiency has been looked at and is going to be improved.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – Powertrain
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited could have both a hybrid powertrain as well as a diesel engine. However, at the launch of this vehicle, the powertrains will not be available with the diesel expected to make an appearance before the 2022 model year; the hybrid will follow suit soon after.
The turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine currently being used in the RAM 1500 pickup and providing horsepower of 240 and 420 lbs-feet of torque could be used. The Pentastar V6 will be used until then and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine may accompany it. Also, Chrysler’s ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission will be incorporated in the Jeep. The six-speed manual will remain standard.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – Date of Release, Rivals, and Price
New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is set to make an appearance later this year and the base price, considering all things included and likely to be included, will not drop below MSRP $25000.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will face stern competition from Subaru Forester, Toyota 4Runner and so the designers and engineers are working extremely hard to make this new Jeep the ultimate thing because let’s face it there are not many vehicles which can compete with the icon that is the Wrangler Jeep.
So there is a lot at stake and a sense of anticipation among the buyers as to what this Jeep will throw up. But the engineers can be expected to make this vehicle a success like all the other previous models have been.