Jeep Wrangler lands with new hybrid engine and big tech boost

Alfred Osborne
November 30, 2017

The latest unofficial details on the matter talk about the 2019 Jeep Scrambler set to enter production in November 2018, with this set to be brought to the world at the Toledo Assembly Complex where the current JK Wrangler is produced - here's a review of the offroader.

The Jeep Wrangler is possibly one of the most recognisable automobiles in the world with its basic design language staying nearly unchanged since the Willys Jeep of early 1940's.

Like its predecessors, the new Wrangler is based on a body-on-frame chassis design.

"Jeep has always represented the ultimate in capability and open-air freedom, and our all-new 2018 Wrangler protects that important legacy and takes it into the future", said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand - FCA Global.

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The new Wrangler now gets the iconic 7-slat grille with the curved slot with added angled approach which makes it more aerodynamic as compared to the older cars. The vehicle combines magnesium, steel and aluminum. The headlight also has a halo LED daytime running light setup which runs in unison to the secondary DRL in the headlamps. The new design gives the Wrangler a better stance. Wrangler 4-door models would be available in four different trim configurations: Sport, Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon. Top spec Wranglers get a 7.0-inch LED instrument cluster display along with an 8.3-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The new Wrangler also gets differential locks which can be activated with the push of a switch on the central console and a button to disconnect the sway bars for extra articulation.

The engine range is expected to include an updated version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, a rumored turbo-four and the eagerly anticipated 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 used on the Grand Cherokee.

As standard, the Wrangler sends torque through a six-speed manual gearbox, but an eight-speed automatic is also on offer.

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