2018 Jeep Wrangler begins testing – Report

Posted on: May 4, 2016 - 7:17pm IST

Will be based on an aluminum-intensive body-on-frame platform.

Spyshots of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler have surfaced online, courtesy of Autoblog. The test mule is completely covered up and cleverly hides key details of the next gen model’s exterior styling.

2018 Jeep Wrangler begins testing
The next gen Wrangler will adopt a slightly more aerodynamic design, as seen in the raked windscreen.

However, from first glance, it appears that the next gen Wrangler will adopt a slightly more aerodynamic design, as seen in the raked windscreen. Regardless, it will retain the boxy, iconic styling that appeals to the masses of SUV enthusiasts, but with contemporary elements to make it future-ready.

The new Wrangler will be based on an aluminum-intensive body-on-frame platform to improve its fuel efficiency. Engine lineup is reported to include a Pentastar V6 petrol engine and a V6 turbodiesel motor. For the first time, the Wrangler will also offer a mild hybrid variant, which will pair the I.C engine to a 48-volt electrical system.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited showcased at Auto Expo 2016
The next Wrangler will retain the classic Willy’s-inspired boxy styling that appeals to the masses of SUV enthusiasts.

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The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is expected to go into production from late 2017 at its home in Toledo, Ohio. It will spawn a pick-up bodystyle too, as confirmed by FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne.

To check out the full gallery of spyshots, visit Autoblog.

Jeep Wrangler – Image Gallery

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