Changes Have Been Announced for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler

July 25th, 2016 by

2016 Jeep Wrangler redRegina and Moose Jaw drivers might not be expected to appreciate changes made for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. After all, this is a model that traces its lineage back over 75 years, and its iconic appearance and no-nonsense performance are part of what makes it such a respected vehicle. Luckily, we can report that the upcoming 2018 model will retain everything you love, even while optimizing the Wrangler for the future. Keep reading to learn more about some of the changes for the 2018 model.

Power Changes

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler should continue offering Best-in-Class power and capability, just like the 2016 model. However, we should see some noticeable shifts made to the powertrain.

Most significantly, Regina and Moose Jaw drivers can expect more engine choices, plus an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The 2016 Wrangler already harnesses up to a Best-in-Class 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque from a 3.6L Pentastar V6, so the new engine options will probably focus on fuel-economy.

Lighter, Stronger Frame

One of the most noticeable changes made to SUVS, pickups, and other off-roaders in general is the use of new materials across the body in order to reduce weight while improving strength. The next evolution of the Wrangler will adopt such a shift, using aluminum in place of steel across many external body parts.

There’s also a whole new frame, but the Wrangler will still be a Wrangler at heart. Its iconic solid front and rear axles carry over, as does its body-on-frame construction.

Aerodynamic Profile

Changes to the sacrosanct shape of the Jeep Wrangler always need to be treated with respect, and the 2018 model shouldn’t look too different. As noted by Mike Manley, Jeep’s head man: “You have to be very careful with the aero of Wrangler, because at the end of the day, it needs to be recognizable as a Wrangler”.

However, the windshield has been raked back a little more than before, even though the distinctive boxy appearance remains. We’ll have to wait to see how the 2018 Wrangler unites the new with the old.

Find Out More About the 2018 Jeep Wrangler by Contacting Crestview Chrysler

Crestview Chrysler should be your first port of call for any information concerning the upcoming 2018 Wrangler. You can even come down to our showroom today if you’d like to arrange a test drive in the popular 2016 model. We can’t wait to put our Regina and Moose Jaw customers behind the wheel of this iconic SUV, so make sure you visit us soon to take it for a spin!

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