The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler has been unveiled. One of the most capable and recognized vehicles in the world, the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler builds on its legendary history with a combination of off-road capability, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, superior on- and off-road dynamics, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler 2-door model is available in three different trim configurations: Sport, Sport S and Rubicon. Wrangler 4-door models are available in four different trim configurations: Sport, Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon. Here are all the details that you need to know about the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
New 2018 Jeep Wrangler India Prices (Expected)
The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is expected to carry a slight premium over the current model’s INR 64.45 lakh (diesel) and INR 56 lakh (petrol) ex-showroom.
New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Expected Launch Date
The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler was unveiled at the LA Auto Show. The new generation model will reach showrooms in the USA from January 2018. While there are no details about the India launch, we expect the new generation SUV to arrive by mid- to late-2018.
New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Features and Details
The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler gets the immediately recognizable, traditional Jeep design cues. Wrangler’s new exterior gets wide stance and lowered beltline with larger windows. The SUV features the legendary seven-slot grille an updated look that now shows both of the outer grille slats intersecting with the headlights, paying homage to the Jeep CJ. The top of the keystone-shaped grille has been swept back for improved aerodynamics.
On Sahara and Rubicon models, available LED headlamps and fog lamps offer crisp white lighting. These models feature daytime running lights that now form a halo around the outside perimeter of the headlights, and standard LED forward turn signals are positioned on the front of the trapezoidal wheel flares. From behind, traditional square tail lamps feature available LED lighting.
Dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations allow for endless configuration possibilities. A new half-door design will be available starting in 2019. A new header bar now connects the A-pillars and stays in place even when the windshield is folded down.
Two-piece body-color fender flares with a black lower insert give a raised profile and are standard on Sahara and available on Rubicon models. New for 2018, all Wranglers feature body-colored sport bars, which are welded to the body and feature integrated grab handles.
An all-new premium Sunrider soft top provides another easy open-air option and has been improved by adding two additional bows to manage the fabric.
Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models share a body-color hardtop option (black on Sport and Sport S) while a black three-piece hardtop, available on all models, offers even more options for open-air driving.
On the inside, a hand-wrapped instrument panel features a soft-touch surface with accent stitching on Wrangler Sahara models. Functional features, including climate and volume control knobs, media charging and connectivity ports and Engine Stop Start (ESS) control are all sculpted for quick recognition. Inboard and outboard circular HVAC vents are surrounded by a platinum chrome bezel. A redesigned center console houses the gearshift selection, transfer case and parking brake. Real bolts featured on the shifter, grab handles and frame the infotainment screen highlight genuine construction methods.
A push-button starter, featuring a weather-proof surround, makes its debut on the 2018 Wrangler. Cloth or leather-contoured seats feature accent stitching, and now feature adjustable bolster and lumbar support. Available comfort features include heated front seats and steering wheel. Convenience features include passive entry with Keyless Go.
The instrument cluster features a 3.5- or an available 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) information LED display. Integrated buttons on the steering wheel control audio, voice, and speed functions and allow the driver to keep their hands on the wheel at all times.
A 7.0- or an available 8.4-inch touchscreen – the most advanced and largest display Uconnect system display ever offered on Wrangler – houses the fourth-generation Uconnect system. A 5.0-inch touchscreen is standard on Wrangler Sport. Directly below the touchscreen are functional features such as climate and volume control knobs and media connectivity ports.
For 2018, Wrangler continues to utilize the five-link coil suspension configuration. Wrangler’s front suspension features a lateral control arm and four longitudinal control arms. The five-link rear suspension features two upper and two lower forged steel control arms for longitudinal control, and a track bar for lateral axle control.
On Wrangler Rubicon models, an electronic front sway-bar disconnect is featured to provide additional wheel travel when the terrain calls for it.
Wrangler also benefits from up to 30 inches of water fording and up to 3,500-lb. towing capacity with the available towing package.
The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler features two advanced 4×4 systems, and for the first time in Wrangler’s history, a two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive and a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio that is available on Sahara models.
- New Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case is intuitive and allows the driver to set it and forget it, while constantly sending power to the front and rear wheels.
- The Command-Trac 4×4 system features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio and next-generation solid Dana front and rear axles with a 3.45 rear axle ratio.
- On Wrangler Rubicon, a Rock-Trac 4×4 system features heavy-duty next-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio is standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials.
Both Command-Trac and Rock-Trac systems offer full-time torque management, enabling optimal grip in low-traction conditions. An available Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.
New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Engine and Performance
The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 and all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engines join the Wrangler lineup, while the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is upgraded for 2018. The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque technology is rated 270 horsepower and 400 Nm (295 lb.-ft.) of torque and mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The FCA US 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 352 Nm (260 lb.-ft.) of torque. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, which will be available starting in 2019, will be rated at 260 horsepower and (600 Nm) 442 lb.-ft. of torque.
Jeep offers an optional eight-speed automatic transmission on all Wrangler models. All-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler models are equipped with the new standard six-speed manual transmission.
New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Safety
Safety and security were paramount in the development of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, which offers more than 75 available active and passive safety and security features. Available features include: Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and four standard air bags.
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