2018 Jeep Wrangler Redesign & Improvements
The requirement made by the federal regulations that vehicles gradually improve their fuel efficiency year after year will result in the better EPA fuel economy of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. This remarkable, world famous off-road vehicle, will suffer some changes regarding the body structure and the powertrain in order to return improved MPG results. Although there is no reliable information about the exterior redesign and all the new features which will make the 2018 Wrangler restyled, we know that the redesign will bring a lightweight body and more efficient engines. The premiere of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will probably take place sometime during 2017 and this SUV will be a 2018 model. Along with weight reduction, this off-roader will get better performance, since the body should be lighter and stiffer. It’s unknown whether they plan to make some tweaks and improve one of the currently employed engines or they will go with developing an all-new mill especially for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Comes With New Body And Architecture
Contrary to its family’s custom, the 2018 Wrangler won’t get a Fiat platform. Due to the unique style, tradition and features which make this SUV distinctive and recognizable, the manufacturer decided to create a completely new platform for this vehicle. The new Wrangler’s platform is expected to be lighter, with a lot of new, modern, lightweight materials and to provide better underpinning to the redesigned body. With its own architecture developed from scratch, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will probably come with undreamed-of abilities. Of course, the lighter body will have effect on the fuel consumption, but it will also be very important for the off-road performance. If the redesigned Wrangler gets an engine with higher power output, its lighter body will be yet another features that will improve its behavior off-road as well as on the road.
Powertrain And Fuel Economy Improvements
The current Wrangler is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine. With 4WD, this powerplant, mated with a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual gearbox has EPA fuel economy results at 17 mpg/city and 21 mpg/highway. At this point, it’s not known how much will the 2018 Wrangler’s EPA fuel economy be improved. Having in mind the fact that they are ready to develop an all-new platform for this vehicle, points to the conclusion that they may develop an all-new engine as well. If they do it, the new engine might not have the same displacement — it could be more modest — but there’s no doubt that the power output will be suited to the body of the new Wrangler. By doing so, the manufacturer will ensure that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler comes with the best possible performance. Of course, there’s no need to underline that we expect better performance than now.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Release Date
The redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be released during 2017, when the redesigned Cherokee will be released, too. It seems that 2017 will be a really busy year for the people who make those SUVs. The 2018 Wrangler will meet the requirements, it will come with improved body and performance and we hope that the upcoming redesign will stress the best features of the current generation, allowing the traditional Wrangler spirit to incorporate its charm into the body of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.