Few modern vehicles have the iconic status of a Jeep Wrangler. From its outward appearance to the hidden mechanics under the hood, the vehicle is a clear manifestation of toughness and endurance. The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is not very different from its predecessors. It has been tweaked in some areas for better performance and good looks. The following is a breakdown of what to expect from the new 2018 Wrangler.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The specific details of how the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will look like are being speculated for instance the use of aluminum in all of its construction. However, some features will be different as compared to the previous model. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will have detachable soft panels over the body itself as compared to the soft top in the previous model.
The windshield will be tilted by 10-15 degrees while the grill will be more tilted towards the car at the top. This, together with the under-body covers will give it an aerodynamic performance improvement over the previous model. The front turn signals will be pushed backwards to the fenders, removing the need for sidelights. The taillights will be replaced by the ones found in the Renegade while the headlights will be LED.
The back glass will open upwards as compared to the previous opening mechanism in which the tailgate opened sideways. It will also be possible to pin it on the car roof using clips that hold the struts after they are detached from the back glass. This design might allow mud or exhaust fumes (which are toxic) to enter the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2018.
Exhaust fumes might cause some health problems but still, there are some people who would like to drive with an open back. So this might come as an optional package. Based on spy photos, it is not easy to get a look at the cars’ interior. Its design has been really hidden until the launch date.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – Powerful Engine and Performance
The makers of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited had a last minute thought of including both a diesel. And a hybrid engine for the new model. However, these engines will not be available by the time of launch and hence the 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6, which is currently powering the Ram 1500 pickup truck, will most likely be used. This engine will give the car 240 hp. An option to the diesel V6 will be one of the gasoline Pentastar V6’s.
The former model’s five-speed transmission will be replaced by an eight-speed automatic transmission to power the four-wheel drive system. It is reportedly said that the traditional solid axles, a ladder frame chassis will be part of the car. But these add on weight and slows the car, reducing its performance (It is hoped that their weights will be reduced). The eight-speed gearbox might also reduce the car’s performance speed wise because it is heavier. Will spend more time changing gears. However, this might increase the torque in low gears.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The new 2018 Wrangler is expected to be launched in late 2016 and despite all these improvements. Finally, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is expected to cost less than $25000.