Jeep Wrangler has been awarded as the bestselling jeep of the year 2016. So it does feel exciting when a new concept is introduced. All automotive fans and manufacturers went crazy when they found out the latest spy photos of the upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited edition. It was spotted going through tests in the South Eastern part of Michigan. While many have seen current generation Wranglers being tested in various parts of the area, this was a completely unusual situation where the four-wheel Wrangler underwent testing with an unfamiliar body.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – Design and Features
The body was hidden with the camouflage sheets to keep it out of vision. But, the mule created for testing was spotted with some changes from its current-gen model. It could be spotted that the vehicle has a hardened head but the panels are removable. A peculiar thing to note in its exterior design is the tilted windshield with a slightly bent grille. It is suspected that that LED headlights will be incorporated in the vehicle.
The rear portion is said to have a back glass that can be folded fully. It will be pinned to the roof and not like the current models where the tailgate opens sideways. Tailgates might see some modifications, while the wheel bolt and bumpers are said to stay as they are in the current versions.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has some an interior that still needs to be seen. The testing mule being completely covered let the photographers down as nothing could be spotted on the inside. Most spy photos taken are all of the exteriors. Moreover, it is said to launch in the year 2018 which is why there might not be a final design for the interior as of now.
A few concepts have come out where designers and fans are sure that modern features will be added to it for sure. But, the traditional look of the cabin might stay which consists of analog buttons and knobs. A rumor states that Uconnect’s latest connectivity system with a 5.0-inch display will be used in the base model while the 8.4-inch one will be assembled in the top models. The latter is rumored to provide with a navigation system, satellite radio, some preinstalled apps, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The seats will be designed for 5 passengers at a time. Leather fabric will be used for the top models while the standard models will have a tightly weaved cloth. It will also have similar removable grommets and carpets for a car wash.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – Engine and Performance
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is rumored to have a Pentastar V-6 engine. The vehicle might have a 3.6-litre displacement. A 300 hp with a torque of 270 lb-ft can also be speculated. An 8-speed ZF transmission is stated to be seen in place of the current-gen 5-speed transmission system.
There might also be a diesel and hybrid version. But, the fuel standards in the US, might not be attained with its help the automakers are not sure about it. But, that can be possible in Europe so let’s wait to see. So, the diesel concept can have a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine. An expectation of 400-lb-ft torque and 240 hp is predicted from it. This will also feature an automatic transmission with 8-speed ZF system. The transmission for both engine concepts will deliver four-wheel power driven mechanisms.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – Release Date and Price
Prediction for the price and release date of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited still needs confirmation. It might enter a price range of $25,000, while the top models could reach a price of $40,000. For the release date, there might be a showcase of the vehicle in some upcoming auto exhibition which is still not confirmed.