Jeep has redesigned and revamped their Jeep Wrangler and unveiled the Jeep Wrangler 2018 at Las Angeles Auto Show, without losing Wrangler’s classic touch of war-era vehicle.
It was a major challenge for Jeep engineers and designers when they decided to redesign the venerable Jeep Wrangler. They didn’t want to mess up with the previous model, but the wanted to give its mechanics and performance a booster. The designer knew that major changes in its looks can upset loyal buyers who are fans of its muscular chiselled exteriors that dates back to World War II. So the challenge was to keep the durable military vehicle just like it is, but change it from the inside to match 2018 performance standards.
During revelation on Wednesday, Jeep introduced the revamped Jeep Wrangler 2018 model. Now it might look almost same, but similar appearance of the 2018 version – there is a lot different. New engines are coming, including a diesel and a four-cylinder gas-electric hybrid. It’s 200 pounds lighter and a little longer, gets some aerodynamic touches and more glass for better visibility, and it comes with an optional new high-tech ragtop. There will be two choices to pick from – an updated 285-horsepower 3.6-Liter V6, and a new 270-horsepower 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new engine will come with a battery-electric hybrid system to help the Jeep get rolling for better fuel economy. And, engines will be mated with either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic.
What is under the hoods is changed for the Wrangler, but it has remained true to its rugged roots, with some modern touches, like a backup camera in the middle of the rear-mounted spare tire. Other fresh features that will be noticeable to Wrangler fans include a redesigned centre console, push-button starter with a weatherproof surround, lift-assist handles, mesh storage pockets galore, seats with lumbar support and available heated front seats and steering wheel. The car will be available from next summer with the Sky One-Touch powertop, which will take a lot of burden off to let the sun shine in. The current top, well honestly, is a bitch to take down so a push-button for power controlled roof is always a major welcome. The prices have not been declared yet, but well it is one hell of a car, after all it has the Wrangler blood running in its veins.