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November 29, 2017

By: Jonathan

CARS

All-New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Premieres At L.A. Auto Show

The “most capable SUV ever” means, well, know idea what it means, but it’s what Jeep is calling their 2018 Wrangler and don’t let the ambiguity of the tagline fool you, it’s pure Jeep.

Taking cues from Jeep’s past the 2018 Wrangler embraces its heritage with a keystone-shaped grille, round headlights and square tail lamps and iconic fold down windshield. In keeping with the purpose built tradition of Jeeps prior the new Wrangler features, “unmatched capability with Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems, next-generation Dana axles, new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential and 33-inch off-road tires.”

New to 2018 and beyond is some powertrain options to truly be excited about. To start, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine will be available for the first time, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and joining the lineup in 2019 will be a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6. Additionally, a six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission will be offered.

Via Jeep:

The all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – builds on its legendary history with an unmatched combination of off-road capability, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, superior on- and off-road dynamics, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features.

“Jeep has always represented the ultimate in capability and open-air freedom, and our all-new 2018 Wrangler protects that important legacy and takes it into the future,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “The all-new Wrangler is instantly recognizable as a Jeep, staying true to the original, yet it is better in every way – delivering even more rugged capability, more ride comfort, more fuel efficiency courtesy of several advanced powertrain options, more interior comfort, more safety and more technology.”

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler 2-door model is available in three different trim configurations: Sport, Sport S and Rubicon. Wrangler 4-door models are available in four different trim configurations: Sport, Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon.

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