Jeep’s job on the new generation Wrangler seems to be done. The iconic SUV will make its official debut at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show this December and we have some pretty great news.
It’s confirmed now: the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will offer three engine options. Two gasoline engines will be introduced right away, while the only diesel mill comes later, most likely early next year. The base model will use an all-new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 which will develop up to 300 horsepower. In case you don’t like four-cylinder mills, you will be able to pick a 3.6-liter V6.
Even though we have no official information regarding power, our insider claims that the V6 should be boosted and capable to produce around 320 horsepower.
Like we said, the car manufacturer will introduce the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Diesel next year, probably at the 2018 NAIAS. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 option will also be upgraded, so you can expect the oil-burner with over 240 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque.
The 2.0-liter engine will be mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, both V6 option will get an optional six-speed manual gearbox. The 2018 Wrangler will also feature full-time four-wheel drive for the first time.
Although there will be more engine options, the off-road SUV will reduce the number of trims. From now on, the Wrangler will offer Sport and Rubicon trims, while the Wrangler Unlimited should get Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon.
Though the manufacturer will offer 10 packages, we are not sure what they bring at the moment. As we have heard, LED headlights will be one of the option, as well as infotainment and new “Trail Rail Management System”. Some rumors suggested that the vehicle might get a power-folding hard-top roof, but that’s not going to happen at all. Instead, the SUV will get a three-piece hard-top and usual soft-top.