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Next-Generation Jeep Wrangler to Debut in November

Next-Generation Jeep Wrangler to Debut in November

Jul 24, 2017



Arrival timing for the new Jeep Wrangler JL has arrived, along with some new details on the upcoming model.

According to Jeep boss Mike Manley, the JL will debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, which takes place on November 29-30 this year. Manley also told Auto Express plenty about the new JL, and much as we expected, the basic formula for the Wrangler hasn’t changed.

“It’s definitely going to move the game along but you will absolutely know it’s a Wrangler – for sure! If we did anything that departed from the Wrangler formula, I don’t think I’d be able to get out of the States,” Manley said.

He stressed that fuel economy, ride comfort, and interior noise have all been improved while keeping the Wrangler’s off-road capability intact. A hybrid electric powertrain is also in the plans for the JL, though it likely won’t arrive until close to 2020. More details on the hybrid will arrive when the Wrangler debuts, though Manley did say that the Wrangler will not be going full battery electric. The torque from hybrid powertrains should be helpful off-road with the JL, though batteries bring added weight.

Thankfully, weight reduction has also been a big part of the JL development process, so expect to see new materials used on the Jeep, possibly aluminum. The high-strength steel frame isn’t going anywhere though.

At launch, the Wrangler is expected to have three engine options: an updated 3.6-liter V6 that makes around 285 horsepower, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four banger, and a 3.0-liter V6 diesel, though that engine is still awaiting regulatory approval.

Production for North America will begin shortly after the JL debuts in November.

Moving forward, a Jeep Wrangler pickup truck will debut in 2018 as a 2019 model, to be followed be a range-topping Grand Wagoneer model in 2020. A new sub-Renegade crossover is also a possibility from the brand.


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Details on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Leak Ahead of its Debut

Aug 07, 2017




There are a few surprises for those anxiously waiting for the next-generation Jeep Wrangler.

JLWranglerForums.com has shared screenshots of options, packages, colors, and features heading to the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, straight from the FCA dealer system. A turbo-diesel engine option has been confirmed, along with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. There is also, of course, the popular 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that will be available as an option. The engines can be paired to either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic.

Members of the forum are excited to see a new Selec-Trac full-time 4WD system listed as an option, which means it may be possible to leave the new Wrangler in four-wheel drive all the time. It will however, only be offered on the four-door Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, if the leaked screenshots are accurate. All other models will have selectable four-wheel drive.

The leaked information also reveals the new Wrangler will be available in Sport and Rubicon trims for two-door models, while the four-door version adds the Sahara trim. Available colors include Granite Crystal Metallic, Acid Yellow, Fireracker Red, Billet Silver Metallic, Bright White, Black, and Nacho.

Roof/top options are plentiful: black three-piece hard top, body color three-piece hard top, premium black Sunrider soft top, premium tan Sunrider soft top, premium black soft top, premium tan soft top, and black power soft top.

Unfortunately pricing wasn’t listed for the new Wrangler, but we can expect more details when the Wrangler makes its debut later this year, likely at the 2017 L.A. Auto Show.

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