Jeep Unveils the All-New 2018 Wrangler

Jeep Unveils the All-New 2018 Wrangler

We’ve been waiting and waiting for specs on the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler and our wait is finally over. We’ve spent the last few months following press releases and looking at spy photos patiently hoping to get any inkling of what the 2018 Wrangler had in store for us. There was even an alleged leaked owner’s manual that had everyone going crazy earlier this fall, but the time for speculation is finally over. During the pre-show press conference at this year’s L.A. Auto Show Jeep officially released the specs and let us have our first look at the 2018 Wrangler.

The Wrangler is the flagship vehicle of the Jeep brand and it was announced that this year would be the first major generational change for the Wrangler in almost a decade. This is a pretty rare event for the time honored Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler has retained most of body styling that has defined Jeep since its creation during World War II. The 2018 Wrangler doesn’t steer too far off course here. While the new Wrangler is a bit larger, it still retains the iconic body features that have defined the Wrangler for decades.

The square body, slotted grille, round headlamps and short wheelbase that define this model all carry over to the new generation. The width and height of the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will remain the same as the previous year. The overall length has been increased by two and a half inches, and the wheelbase has been increased by about an inch and a half. One significant change was to the overhangs. The front overhang was increased by two and a half inches, while the rear overhang was increased by nearly ten inches. Approach, breakthrough, and departure angels have all seen a 2 degree increase across all trim levels. The ground clearance also saw a significant increase jumping up to 9.7” on base models and 10.8” on the Rubicon.

The biggest highlight of the new Wrangler will be its additional powertrain options. Jeep will continue to equip the Wrangler standard with a 3.6-liter Penstar V6 that produces 285 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque. Wrangler owners will now also have the option of equipping a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 270 horsepower with 295 lb-ft of torque. While the 2.0 liter engine is a bit smaller it delivers similar power but at lower rpms. This allows the turbocharged engine to deliver its power quicker and with significantly more torque. This new 2.0-liter engine is from the same family as those found in an Alfa Romeo.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will also feature all the expected interior technology upgrades including the latest Uconnect infotainment system.

The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be hitting showrooms in January. If you want to learn more about all the new features and options, and want to be one of the first people to test drive one this January, then come schedule a vehicle demonstration today at Rairdon’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Kirkland today. Our award winning customer service team can help you learn everything you need to know about the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

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