2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Aluminum panels, Hybrid version, price and more

It’s no secret that Jeep is working on the new-generation of
its most rugged and unstoppable Jeep Wrangler.  The new
iteration of this old-school, convertible SUV will debut
sometime this year and will likely go on sale in 2018. Jeep
will again offer the two-door and four-door 2018 Jeep Wrangler
Unlimited plus the version with the pickup body style.

What will be new?

Despite it has been the matter of speculation for the long time
the new generation Wrangler has still been surrounded with many
questions. However, we know what direction the redesigned model
will follow and recently caught prototype model of the Wrangler
Unlimited also hinting some details about its styling.

On the other hand, the new Wrangler will get redesigned and
expanded powertrain range plus the hybrid version should become
the reality.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Old school design

Based on the spy shots of the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited,
we can clearly conclude that the styling of the new generation
won’t be revolutionary. We should not be experts to see that
familiar boxy body and contours. The new generation of this
model will also keep round headlights and familiar grille form
but squared taillights will also be similar as on the current
version. Further, the new Wrangler will feature similar door
lines and exposed door hinges. However, what seems to have
changed is the bumpers design and some details which can’t be
detected by the eye.

In that context, the new Wrangler should change structurally.
The model will have most of its parts made of high tensile
steel but in order to lose some of its weight, some parts will
be made of aluminum. The hood and doors should be aluminum
based. However, the chassis and elements which should
provide the go-anywhere capability will rely on the
high-strength steel.

On the other hand, the Wrangler should also introduce some roof
innovations. This model will likely get three-piece hard top
which will allow two panels or all roof to be removed. But it
is also possible that hard top with glass panels will be
available.

Interior, features:

About interior and features we still don’t know much. The new
Wrangler will likely improve the quality of materials.
It will also add modern tech and safety features but it
won’t spoil its owners with the high-end luxuries.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Powertrains

While the styling of the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited won’t
change much, the new-generation of this model will make
significant upgrades in the engine range. Actually, this model
will be available with more than so far one engine option.
However, Jeep will also go with the hybridization of this
model. Boss Mike Manley confirmed that this Wrangler will get
the hybrid version but hasn’t said what form and when.

On the other hand, the proved 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 will live
for the next generation. The upgraded version will again power
the base version of this model. However, the new 2.0-liter
turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the code name Hurricane
should also be available. What is also the possibility, is the
3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6 engine. With this engine, Jeep
would follow the diesel returning trend.

As far as powertrain goes, the new-gen Wrangler should also get
a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The manual gearbox will
also be available.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Production, Price

The new-gen 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and two door versions
will enter into production by the end of this year. The
production will be in Toledo, Ohio. The possible debut of this
model is at 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The price, on the other
hand, should be around $30, 000 for the base Unlimited
versions.