When We Could Expect the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL?

The clock is ticking – there are plenty of rumors suggesting the appearance of the all-new generation Wrangler is going to happen pretty soon, but we still haven’t found any confirmations, besides the spy shots, with heavily disguised vehicle, looks just the same as the current generation.

Estimated Price Level

We expect the next 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL basic price could be slightly higher than the current price, more likely to be around $26,000 for the basic trim level 2-door model.

According to the source closer to official dealership inside, the production of 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL would start sometime in late or middle of November, 2017. So, we could expect the car be presented in Detroit, 2018. However, this information is not confirmed.

Some claim that we would see the new JL-generation car later this fall, in Los Angeles Auto Show, but there is again no official confirmation.

Versions and Powertrains

It is rumored that the very fist modification to appear won’t be the classic 2-door Wrangler as we used to, but the 5-door stretched Wrangler Unlimited, with the V6 engine on board. Gearbox is likely to be either 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic. The 2-doors will be released closer to February, while the soft-top versions (and ones with more compact all-new 4-cylinder turbocharged engine) will appear even later, closer to spring. There are plenty of other modifications to come: power top, diesel and even a hybrid one. All of them will appear in the period between mid-2018 and early-2019.

In a nutshell, FCA try to make the Wrangler not so outdated, bringing the very best and modern technical features and equipment to the off-road model.

Spy shots

The soon release of the new Wrangler show the abundance of new spy shots, of both 5-door and 2-door versions, in heavy and very light disguise, showing that only a few things would be changed in 2018 Wrangler JL, most of them connected with a slightly renewed appearance. There are new hood with ventilation, front bumper, the softtop is now integrated, the windshield seems to be changed as well.

2018 Wrangler JL interior

The interior of next Wrangler is uncovered thanks to spy photographers. The current Wrangler interior is a low-tech a lot, featuring simple materials, not so much of good equipment.

The next generation exterior is way different - it features all-new but very ‘Jeepish’ front panel, the new Uconnect 3.0 multimedia with has fast touchscreen (likely to have 8.4-inch screen for high trims and 5-inch for low trims). It also has quite a lot of buttons everywhere, of automatic climate control, multimedia, heated steering wheel, etc. So, the Wrangler JL 2018 is going to be way better equipped and become more comfortable inside.

It also have something new levers connected to the AWD system, so we could expect more advanced level of all-wheel drive configurations in the future.

2017-10-16 by Luke Widmeyer