The next generation of Jeep Wrangler: 7 things that are expected
Hybrid technology, diesel engine and something else in the expected JL Wrangler 2018.
The successor to the Jeep Wrangler is preparing to open the curtain when a new body is introduced on the Los Angeles autoslane. Despite the fact that at first glance, the appearance of the SUV is not too different from the current Wrangler (code-named JK), as well as from most Wranglers of the past, but inside the new body of the model, codenamed JL Wrangler, hides a lot of new.
What is expected now? Read below.
1. Jeep Pickup
The next generation of Jeep Wrangler will return to production version of a full-size pickup truck. The Wrangler Pickup is expected to be called the Scrambler, and will have a longer wheelbase than the standard four-door Unlimited Wrangler. In accordance with the CAD project file on the network, it is assumed that the frame will be 838 mm longer than the conventional model, providing a more suitable size for the pickup body.
2. Diesel engine
Until there is confirmation of the final range of engines that will be offered by dealers on the new Wrangler, but in all likelihood, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 will remain, just like the petrol I4 with turbo. The new Wrangler, at least in the version of the Scrambler pickup truck, will also have a 3.0-liter V6 Ecodiesel under the hood. It is not yet clear which transmission will be connected to the diesel, but it can be assumed that the diesel will receive the same eight-speed automatic, which is equipped with Ram pick-up trucks.
3. Aluminum body panels
As expected, the new Wrangler was supposed to have a completely aluminum body, but later it became known that only a part of the body panels would be made of this light metal. Together with this, it is expected that the hood and doors will also be stamped from aluminum sheets, which will affect the final curb weight of the new Jeep.
4. Permanent all-wheel drive
In accordance with some of the Internet-accessed options, it seems like a new
Wrangler will use the version of the Jeep Selec-Trac permanent four-wheel drive system. Do not worry, there will also be a downshift, and you will be able to adjust the configuration of the pricing of your standard Jeep.
5. Hybrid power unit
Electrification on the threshold, according to insiders from Jeep. Despite the fact that the information has not yet been confirmed, the idea to make a hybrid Wrangler takes place and inspired the company. Of course, you will need to find the possibility of protecting batteries and sensitive electronics while driving to the waist in the mud, but the torque produced by the electric motor is useful when overcoming obstacles.
6. There is still a manual transmission
Judging by what is known at the moment, the next Wrangler will use the eight-speed Chrysler transmission. Despite the fact that it is probably one of the best transmissions for driving on the highway, you can say with certainty that the mechanics will also have to court. It is expected that the next generation Wrangler will have a six-speed mechanics, instead of the one currently available on Wrangler, or even on his grandfather.
7. The same great form
The team of designers Jeep will try to make a minimum of changes to the winning formula of the SUV design, while updating the aerodynamics and safety functions. The folding windshield still remains in the new design and, fortunately, there is not even the slightest hint of square headlights.