Iconic American carmaker, Jeep, is preparing to reveal its all-new Wrangler range later this year. The hard-core off-roader, as reported earlier, is expected to be significantly more streamlined with new engine and gearbox options.
Design wise, the new Wrangler will resemble the outgoing one, but various aerodynamic tweaks will make it less upright. Jeep will make use of a fixed windshield and a slightly longer front end to make the new Wrangler more streamlined than the current car.
From what we know so far, a soft-top variant will continue to be offered on the two and four-door models alongside the optional three-piece removable hardtop. The European models will largely differ in trim and lights in order to meet regulations. A 3-litre V6 diesel is expected to replace the current 2.8-litre four cylinder model. Mechanical details are expected to include significant amounts of aluminium in the name of weight reduction. That being said, the body will mostly be made of steel.
We expect to see the four-door Unlimited on sale first by the end of this year, with production for the two-door models starting around 1 January. Jeep is expected to uncover the new Wrangler range at the LA Auto Show in November.