New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Release Date, Specs & Info

 

Early announcements have been made regarding the newest 2018 Jeep Wrangler. Its last model was the one offered in 2014 and starting from the early and first models like the  Willys MB  from  WWII, the car has never had good fuel economy. What the model has been plagued with throughout all of its career is that it has never managed to be a car with efficient fuel capacities. With every new model they have tackled this issue and wanted to produce a better and more efficient car, but for now they were not largely successful. The latest one is another hope the car gets better specs than before.

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The last model managed to churn out a performance of 17 mpg city and 21 mpg, which is not bad if you consider that this is a two solid axles turning short ring gears model, but we are all hoping that the 2018 model manages to bring the fuel consumption down to a more acceptable margin.

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What the latest statements going to the release of this model are that they are working on reducing weight for the car. The people from Jeep have made it public that by reducing the weight substantially they also manage to save a lot on fuel as this is the same thing to do first when trying to change a vehicle. But what is important for the Wrangler is that they do not sacrifice a lot of its off-road properties.

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This is assumably not going to be an issue as they are making sure that the model is going to bring the best out of its car and that they are going to make a compromise between fuel consumption and off-road capacity and bring both of them to the consumers.

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Something that might also keep the car in contention when it comes to its legendary performance is the introduction of a  fully independent suspension system. Combined with the completely lightweight materials that the car is going to utilize, for instance aluminum, and a diesel powerplant and we are in for a great new model for us. Read the review and take a look what we have managed to find out so far and read the news about the release date and price as well.

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Exterior

What the great thing about the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is that it is going to come using its own underpinning and there are not going to be any crossover situations happening using brands from Europe. What the makers are saying by doing this is that they are planning to stay true to its All-American style and are going to include a complete off-road package which was actually expected with all the drain plugs in the floor and removable doors.

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The next thing is that the car needs to reduce fuel consumption and that this needs to be made possible by using lightweight materials. That is why aluminum body panels make a lot of sense here which as was seen was a success for the F-150 truck from Ford and will certainly be useful here as well. They are planning to reduce at least 700 from the total weight of the new Wrangler and it is going to certainly make a much better and more efficient type of a car.

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The independent suspension system is also an important point here and a very serious features that they are planning to add. This type of a system is known for providing weight savings over solid axles and can thus provide a smoother and a controlled ride than before. So as you can see the off-road capabilities of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler are not going to suffer and are going to be as legendary as they always were.

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Interior

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The interior setup has not yet been discussed in a great matter and we have yet to get to know the real 2018 Jeep Wrangler and its interior setup. The car is certainly going to carry over a lot of its standard parts of the design and is going to have all the familiar things about it available here. That said, we are expecting to see a lot of new and modern additions made. These ear going to concert the addition of some softer and more comfortable materials and maybe some advanced technology, despite the fact that the Wrangler did not overtly do much with the new tech in recent years.

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Engine

The engine for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is certainly going to be the same one from before. Actually there going to keep it as a base option and built it up a bit. Thus the 3.6-liter Pentastar is going to be utilized under the hood once more but with a lot of reworking as well. They are certainly going to do a little bit of downsizing and presumably turbocahring and certainly add direct fuel injection as well. But the greatest option would actually be using a diesel engine. Although this was something that is largely expected to happen no official claim has been made. The diesel powerplant would be the best possible option and we are certainly hoping that it might appear as it is the way for making the 2018 Jeep Wrangler as they predicted it would be.

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 7 ft. 11.4 in. (95.4 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 8.3 in. (164.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.7 in. (73.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 101.2 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: max 55.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3760 lbs.
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 6.6 sec
MPG: 17/21 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Firecracker Red Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Hydro Blue Pearl Coat, Mojave Sand Clear Coat, Rhino Clear Coat, Tank Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs.

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Price and release date

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The initial pricing for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is going to be around 24,890 USD as it was stated and it will be its base MSRP price. The release date, although not confirmed yet, is going to be in 2018 and will be between the middle of the year or the later part of the year.

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