018 Jeep Wrangler spied again before official reveal

Last Updated: November 30, 2018By Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Camouflaged prototypes of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler have been seen again. These prototypes have released a bit of the camo since the last time they’ve been seen. They show more of their midsection and doors while wearing off-road tires over black-painted wheels. The newest shots, by Joe Bevelhimer, show more of the cargo compartment’s side windows. They are going to be pretty large. What will also be large are dramatic wheel arches that have been optimized for aerodynamics.

There are rumours that the hood and the doors  will be first candidates for the use of aluminum panels, though this detail has not been confirmed yet

The main difference in appearance between the outgoing model and the 2018 Wrangler is the generous angle of the windshield that evidences Jeep’s efforts to make the 4×4 as sleek as possible while maintaining its general shape, and to also lighten its structure with the use of aluminum where possible. 

When it comes to engines, the 2018 Wrangler is expected to use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder codenamed Hurricane as the base engine, paired with a new ZF eight-speed automatic, with the corporate 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 occupying the middle rung in the range along with the eight-speed ZF unit.

Depending on how FCA’s currently diesel investigation with the EPA will turns out, the next-generation Wrangler wil possibly also get the 3.0-liter diesel V6 used by the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel making 340 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter turbo and the Pentastar V6, we expect, will be the two main engines once sales start, with the diesel torque-monster aimed at the enthusiast crowd.

 Beyond that, the next-gen Wrangler is expected to feature details such as a larger front bumper, a fold-down windshield, more rounded window corners and wrap-around taillights. The taillights are one item that hasn’t been spotted yet in any quality photo, though their look, as with the rest of the vehicle, is not expected to depart significantly from the outgoing model.


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