The 2018 Jeep Wrangler was recently revealed ahead of its public debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. This model will make it to the Indian market only after it goes on sale in the US in January 2018. In the meanwhile, check out these pictures of the off-roader that will be available in two-door and four-door body styles. The legendary off-roader is back in a refreshed avatar!
The one seen in the pictures here is a two-door model in the top-of-the-line Rubicon trim. It will also be offered in two more variants - Sport and Sport S.
From the first look, it’s evident that Jeep has not deviated from the overall iconic styling of the SUV. Instead, what they have done is given the current design a detailed look.
For example, the headlights have the same shape but get full LED lamps and halo DRLs. The 7-slat grille is slightly tweaked, while the front bumper also gets DRLs, fog lamps and turn indicators.
The carmaker has added an extra vent behind the front fenders. This is mainly to improve the circulation and also reduce bonnet vibrations.
The beltline now sits lower and in a way has helped in increasing the glass house area. Then, the alloy wheel pattern looks smashing with large fenders.
The Wrangler now sports LED tail lamps, a spare wheel and a larger rear windshield too. Customers can get a winch installed on the bumper for which provisions have been made.
Like the previous generation Wrangler, this latest iteration also gets removable doors and soft and hard-top options. Additionally, the front windshield can also be folded down.
The interior also has changed with a dual-tone dashboard with circular air-conditioning vents. The Rubicon gets a centrally mounted 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard.
The lower variants get a 5.0-inch or a 7.0-inch system, which is the fourth-gen Uconnect system and it's compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Furthermore, customers can opt for a 7.0-inch TFT multi-information display (MID). This is placed in the centre and flanked by the analogue speedometer and tachometer.
The carmaker has intelligently placed the power window switches on a separate module on the centre console. These are near the toggles for the differential locks.
There's a five-link suspension setup at both ends with retuned shock absorbers. This Rubicon also features an electronic front sway bar disconnect feature.
The Wrangler's wading depth is of up to 30 inches, while it has an approach angle of 44 degrees, break over angle of 27.8 degrees and a departure angle of 37 degrees.
The SUVs off-road prowess is further aided by a ground clearance of 277mm. Meanwhile, the vehicle is capable of towing up to 1,588 kg as well.
Unlike the Command-Trac 4x4 system, which features a 2-speed transfer case on the other variants, the Rubicon is equipped with a Rock-Trac 4x4 system with heavy-duty axles and Tru-Lok locking differentials.
In order to protect the transfer case, fuel tank and the automatic transmission oil pan, the Wrangler gets four skid plates. This Rubicon model, in addition, employs heavy gauge tubular steel rock rails as well.
Prospective buyers can opt for two new four-cylinder engine options, in addition to the Pentastar V6 and V6 EcoDiesel units. The transmission options include an 8-speed automatic and a 6-speed manual.