Jeep has unveiled all the images and data of the new 2018 Wrangler, the new generation JL. The new 2018 Wrangler arrives in the United States with an initial range consisting of 2 bodies with 4 roof options, 2 engines and 4 trim versions.
The new Jeep Wrangler generation JL (2018 model) is now official. Tonight, just two days after the opening of the Los Angeles Auto Show, all the official images and the vast majority of technical data of the model and the composition of its range have been published, confirming what we have advanced in recent months .
The new generation of the Wrangler, whose codes are JL for the two-door version and JLU for the 4-door Unlimited, this generation vehicle installs 9 inch Jeep jl headlights
, it is very different from JK wrangler, is not only the most technological of the long history of the off-road, but the differences from the previous JK generation is the biggest evolutionary leap the model has ever made.
The long list of new features for the Wrangler begins with the frame itself, since not only does it have a new high-strength steel frame, but throughout the model we find elements in lightweight materials, such as aluminum, a material in which The hood, the doors or the windshield are manufactured, precisely all of them removable elements, so the positioning maneuvers will be much easier for the users.
In other minor areas of the body and the frame we can also find other elements made of aluminum and even magnesium. The suspension has a clearly 4x4 scheme even in the most basic versions, with new Dana rigid axles with a spring and shock absorber assembly on each of the wheels.
The result is a weight reduction of 90 kilos on average, despite the fact that the new 2018 Wrangler has much more equipment, even standard, than its predecessor, the Wrangler JK. In the same way, the new model is much more rigid and it is expected, according to the brand's words, that it will improve its crash test results.
As we announced at the time, the new 2018 Wrangler range will have only two engines in the North American market at the moment, a supercharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with a totally new 48-volt system and the usual 3.6-liter V6 of the brand, which has been conveniently updated. Both engines not only improve the performance of their predecessors, they are also slightly more efficient with fuel consumption and therefore, with emissions. In the same way, it is also confirmed that a supercharged diesel V6 will come to the US market later.
At the moment and until the arrival of the pick-up body Wrangler we have only two body versions, 2 and 2 4 doors, but these have 4 roof options. Closed metal hardtop and two other practicable options, the “Freedom top” plastic rigid panels and the soft top, which has been greatly renewed and is easier to open and close, and which is also optionally available motorized.
In terms of finishes and versions, we find the first differences between the different body variants, while the 2-door Wrangler has only 3 trim options, the 4-door Wrangler Unlimited has an additional trim, the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, version that we had already hunted previously.
Thanks to an early leak of its range composition, we were able to see the extensive equipment that will be available for the new generation of Wrangler, such as FCA's new UConnect infotainment system, compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and available with 5, 7 and 8.4 inch screen (depending on version).
We also find several options of optics, halogen or LED type including the fog lamps both front and rear, keyless entry and start system, rear view camera, two dashboard options, Hill start assist system, Traction control and an extensive range of 17 and 18-inch wheels, with 5 tire options including off-road rubbers for versions equipped with reinforced running gear for off-road use.