Redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler To Be Built On Body-on-Frame Chassis
Although some earlier reports announced that the upcoming new generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler is going to come with a unitary construction, the truth is that the SUV won’t abandon the body-on-frame chassis. According to the earlier speculations the unibody platform is supposed to be made of aluminum in order to make the 2018 Wrangler better performing and more fuel efficient. Fortunately to the dedicated Wrangler fans, the SUV won’t diverge from the traditional chassis, but it’s questionable how this decision is going to affect the SUV’s performance, capabilities and fuel economy. Perhaps the unibody platform would be a better choice for the manufacturing process, but the Wrangler is an iconic SUV. The automaker is aware of that fact and it seems that they’re going to approach to the Wrangler redesign with respect and care. While they have to improve the Wrangler’s fuel economy, they are also keen to keep the SUV’s traditional features which make the Wrangler distinctive and unique.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Chassis
Of course, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler won’t have exactly the same chassis as the predecessor. It’s still expected that they make some substantial changes and improve the SUV’s underpinning. The redesigned 2018 Wrangler will have better performance and fuel economy thanks to the vast use of lightweight materials. The new Wrangler’s body will be made out of aluminum. The weight saving undertake won’t just bring an aluminum body; it could force the 2018 Jeep Wrangler to make some sacrifices. Reportedly, the SUV could have an independent suspension instead of the traditional solid axles. Pursuit for a more fuel-efficient model isn’t always good. There are some vehicles which won’t stand essential changes which would deprive them of their inherent features, their heritage and identity. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will certainly come with more than dramatic changes. The most of those will be for the better, but it’s not clear how the fan base would react on the completely new Wrangler.
CAFE Standards and New Wrangler
It’s announced that the next generation will have more electronics and technology installed and that’s great, since they have to follow the imperative of the modern day trends. However, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler should keep its rich heritage. It can be a heavy ballast, but it’s also a rare honor in the automotive world nowadays. The automaker has to comply with the CAFE standards, so the future models must have better fuel economy. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler could pay the price, but the manufacturer will, hopefully, keep all the best features that make the redesigned next-gen SUV as remarkable as all the previous generations.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Release
The redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler is going to be released sometime during 2017.