Making news during the 2017 SEMA show, FCA revealed the exterior of the next-gen 2018 Jeep Wrangler and included some details.
Jeep says, “The most capable SUV ever delivers even more legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, a modern design that stays true to the original, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, more open-air options, and is loaded with more safety features and advanced technology than ever before. The all-new Wrangler’s unique design includes an instantly recognizable keystone-shaped grille, iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps, improved aerodynamics, a convenient fold-down windshield for off-road purists, even more open-air freedom, and dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations. Additional images and complete vehicle information will be available November 29 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
It looks like Jeep is moving forward with either a diesel or improved gasoline engines (or both) and will likely include an 8 or 9 speed transmission already in use through out FCA’s lineup of vehicles.
The improved aerodynamics are likely a nod to the new shape of the exterior and missing is a reference to new materials ala aluminum like many purists had feared.
With what seems to be a similar size and likely a carry-over undercarriage. We say that because Jeep is well aware of how often the Wrangler gets modified and also how big of a fan following that has.
Details are still sparse and we can’t wait until the LA Auto Show.