2018 Jeep Wrangler Spy Photos Have Surfaced

May 25th, 2016 by
2016 Jeep Wrangler

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2018 Jeep Wrangler spy photos have recently surfaced, and it has given us a lot to think about with regard to the next-generation Wrangler. This exciting new model will be built alongside its current model along with the highly anticipated Jeep Wrangler pickup truck. Let’s take a closer look now at what we know Regina and Moose Jaw drivers can expect from the 2018 Wrangler.

Updated Body Structure

The platform for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is expected to remain a traditional body-on-frame setup, but it will likely make extensive use of aluminum. The design appears to keep with the Wrangler’s heritage, though the windshield is set back further to make it less brick-like when cutting through the air. From some angles, the new front end appears longer and the front fenders also look wider than the current model’s. More changes are likely coming, but from the spy photos it’s hard to tell what exactly they will be.

Powertrain Options

It’s likely that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will feature the same class-leading power the current model boasts — the multi-awarding winning 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 engine, which delivers a best-in-class 285 hp and an impressive 260 lb-ft of torque. It’s currently paired to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic, but the 2018 model may get the cutting-edge 8-speed automatic transmission that is available on some of the other current Jeep models. The 8-speed could improve efficiency and powertrain flexibility. A V6 turbo diesel and a mild-hybrid variant have also been rumored, but nothing official has been announced yet.

Production

The production of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be done at the same factory where they the Jeep Wrangler Truck is set to be produced. Increased capacity of approximately 350,000 units will allow Jeep to keep up with demand of this thrilling new vehicle — and we expect it to be very popular.

Learn More About the Jeep Wrangler at Crestview Chrysler

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler is an amazing vehicle, but that isn’t stopping anyone from speculating about what we’ll see from the 2018 model, so make sure you come to Crestview Chrysler today to find out more. We welcome Regina and Moose Jaw drivers who want to chat about the future of the Jeep lineup or take a test-drive in a current model.

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