Even though the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is yet to be officially revealed, recently, there have been some info and rumors leaking into the public. Since its introduction in the early 1940’s, the Wrangler series has been an icon of the American auto industry and its military. However, in recent years, it has started lagging behind its closest competition, in terms of performance, as well as some design choices and features. With this upcoming Wrangler, the Jeep looks to reclaim its top market position and offer something brand new and revolutionary.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – Exterior Appearance and Features
Redesigning a legendary vehicle such as the Wrangler is anything but a simple task. The latest 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is expected to carry that vintage feel and style of the iconic series, but also bring about fresh and modern design choices. According to the latest spy images, it looks like the Jeep engineers have succeeded in their ambition. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited looks both modern and vintage at the same time. All the trademark design features are here and a few new ones, that add to the aggressiveness and the freshness of the new look. In general, the Wrangler will preserve the iconic boxy look and will be quite similar to the current JK series. In the front, the truck will feature a revamped slatted grille, alongside classic round lights.
Moving to the back, we can see an updated strong and boxy design with square-shaped taillights. Other distinguishing exterior design elements include chunky side mirror caps, exposed door hinges and an extended front bumper.
Interior Design and Tech
As far as the interior of the newest 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is concerned, not much is known. However, what is quite certain, is that the Wrangler’s interior will definitely preserve that rugged, utilitarian look. At a first glance, it would seem that the design is overall the same, but, with updated technology, as well as some new materials. Those interested in this truck should not expect some excessive luxury and style, but instead durability and ruggedness. The standard seats will most likely come with a tight-weave cloth and optional leather. On the tech side of things, the Wrangler is expected to feature a 5.0-inch infotainment suite as standard, along with an optional, brand new FCA’s 8.4-inch UConnect suite. Additionally, there will also be a navigational system, a satellite radio, Bluetooth and a number of other applications.
Engine and Performance
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will most likely draw power from a single powertrain. This one is rumored to be a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, which will be capable of producing 285 HP. This engine will come paired with the newest ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox, which will ensure smooth and regular power transmission. The EPA rating for city/highway is 17/21 mpg (Wrangler), 17/20 mpg (Wrangler Unlimited, automatic), and 17/21 mpg (Wrangler Unlimited, manual).
Debut Time and Price
The fans of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited can expect it sometime in late 2017 or early 2018. The price will be no less than 25.000$ for the base version and more than 40.000$ for the top-of-the-line models.