– Jeep Wrangler will enter its new-generation this year.
– The SUV will receive significant design and feature upgrades.
– It will debut with the Dynamic Steering Torque technology.
– The SUV will continue to use the 3.6L V6 petrol and 2.8L CRD diesel engines.
Jeep’s iconic SUV – Wrangler is all set to enter into its fourth generation. First unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017, the new Jeep Wrangler 2018 might hit Indian shores in coming months. The carmaker has already begun testing the vehicle in the country. Similar to the current model, the SUV will continue to be imported from USA as CBU (Completely Built Unit). Set for a generation change, the Wrangler will witness comprehensive aesthetic and feature upgrades along with a few mechanical changes. Check Out – Jeep Grand Commander 7-Seater SUV Pictures & Details
– Keystone-shaped grille
– Round headlamps
– Revised front bumper
– New side creases
– Square tail lamps
– Improved aerodynamics
– Convenient fold-down windshield
– More open-air freedom
– Multiple door, top and windshield combinations
– New touchscreen infotainment system
– Heated steering wheel and seats
– Dual-zone climate control
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The American SUV showcased the 2018 Jeep Wrangler at the 2017 SEMA Show in Nevada, Las Vegas, which was followed by its public debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Motor Show. In India, the 4X4 SUV is, currently, in its final testing phase, and likely to hit showrooms in coming months. Though, no official word has been made on the launch timeline of the vehicle. Read – Top 5 Jeep Compass Alternatives
Currently, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUV comes with both petrol and diesel fuel guise. While the diesel version has been tagged at Rs 56.0 lakh, the petrol variant is priced at 71.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Despite being new exterior and interior styling and comprehensive feature updates, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler price in India is expected to remain unchanged. It will continue to be produced at Jeep’s USA-based Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, and will be brought here as CBU unit. Check Out – New Jeep Renegade Spy Pictures & Details
Exterior design and styling of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler looks more rugged and premium – thanks to multiple cosmetic updates. Though, it retains most of the design bits and elements from the current generation. The front bumper of the SUV is slightly bigger, and looks bolder than before. The revised air vents on the front fenders add more to its new look. The signature vertically slatted grille and round headlamps are carried over from the current model. Though, the headlamps now get projector units and LED daytime running lights (DRLs). The body character lines running across length of the SUV seems inspired by the TJ Wrangler. Read – New Jeep Sub-4 Meter SUV In The Works
The side windows are now mounted a little higher. It also gets foldable windshield. Painted in Red shade, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler also features pronounced wheel arches with black cladding, new black door handles, ORVM and roof. The new Wrangler might receive an electrically powered black canvas soft-top. The company will also offer several windshield, door and top combinations on the SUV. Jeep claims that the new Wrangler has improved aerodynamics that will enhance its overall handling and driving dynamics. Similar to the current generation, the new model will come in a choice of six colour options – Black, Bright White, Billet Silver Metallic, Granite Crystal Metallic, Firecracker Red and Rhino.
Cabin of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be revised with a pack of new comfort and connectivity features. Though, the major update will come in the form of a new touchscreen infotainment system (Jeep’s UConnect infotainment system), which is compatible to Android devices, Siri support for Apple devices and Bluetooth connectivity. It will come with a 7.0-inch and an 8.4-inch touchscreen options. Both the displays have climate control systems, while the satellite navigation is available with the larger one. This interface will provide important information such as oil-pressure temperature, off-roading information, latitude, longitude and altitude. The SUV might also feature heated steering wheel and seats. Read: 2018 Jeep Cherokee Launch & Other Details
Globally, the 2018 Wrangler will retain the existing engine setup that includes a 3.6-litre V6 petrol and a 2.0-litre petrol unit. The SUV might also retain the existing 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. However, it will ditch the old 5-speed automatic gearbox for an 8-speed automatic transmission. All variants of the vehicle will come with a 6-speed manual transmission.
On the other hand, the India-bound 2018 Jeep Wrangler is likely to use the same 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol and 2.8-litre CRD turbocharged diesel motors paired to a 5-speed automatic gearbox. The gasoline unit delivers power worth 245bhp at 6,350rpm and 347Nm at 4,300rpm, and the oil burner pushes out a maximum power of 197.2bhp at 3,600rpm and 460Nm of torque between 1,600rpm – 2,600rpm. Mileage figures of the petrol and diesel models stand at 9.5kmpl and 12kmpl respectively. Read – Fiat’s Upcoming 7-Seater SUV Will Be Based On Jeep Compass
Rumour also has it that the SUV might also be offered with a mild hybrid system. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will continue to feature Command-Trac 4WD system along with the auto and four-wheel drive part-time (P-T). This system will deliver power to the front and rear tyres and enable them to move at the same speed. Jeep claims that the 2018 Wrangler will offer excellent off-road experience.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler comes with Chrysler’s latest UConnect infotainment system that supports Apple and Android devices along with Bluetooth connectivity. The overall cabin layout and ergonomics of the SUV is said to be improved. In order to improve comfort quotient of the car, Jeep will introduce a dual -zone climate control on the carline. Similar to the current model, the new-generation Wrangler will feature premium McKinley leather trim with embroidered stitching. The heated leather-trimmed front seats and illuminated cup holders will also be there. For entertainment purpose, the car will offer Alpine Premium Sound System with speakers and weather-resistant tweeters and subwoofer. Read – Jeep Compass Trailhawk Is Coming Soon To India
Interior layout of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will remain unchanged. There will be generous storage space with its 60/40 split and fold-flat seats. The centre console and lockable easy-access storage bin with a dual stage lid tray will provide enough space to keep your valuable things. The SUV will also offer storage space under the rear cargo area along with the plus storage net on all doors. Interestingly, the Wrangler has washable interior with drain plugs.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will debut with the Dynamic Steering Torque technology. This system corrects the steering rate (both hydraulic and electric) according to your car’s speed and roads conditions. All variants of the SUV will continue to feature the multistage front airbags and reversing camera. Advanced safety features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), Brake assist system, four-wheel disc antilock braking system and all –speed traction control will also be on offer. The SUV will also continue to feature a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, event data recorders and rear parking assist sensor. Read – Jeep 515 compact SUV In The Works
The next-generation Wrangler looks bolder, more masculine and rugged than the current model – thanks to the comprehensive cosmetic updates. Interior will also be classed up with new features including Chrysler’s latest UConnect infotainment system with two display options and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. The SUV will also get dynamic steering response system along with a range of new safety features. Though the engine details are yet to be revealed, it is reported to retain the existing powertrain setup. However, the pricing will be key factor that might turn around the fate of Wrangler in the Indian market.
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New-generation Jeep Wrangler will receive significant design and feature updates that will distinguish it from the current model. Engine setup will remain unchanged, though it might get a new 8-speed automatic gearbox instead of the old 5-speed unit.