When it comes to redesigning an iconic model like the Wrangler, there are plenty of things which need to be considered. A balance needs to be maintained between future technology and nostalgia just so that the new model meets up to the existing market performance needs without getting too alienated from its huge fan base. 2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel seems to have all its aces covered with its aerodynamic design and power packed diesel power train and is expected to hit the market soon.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel: Engines and Specs
FCA disclosed that this new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel will host a hybrid V6 engine along and a turbo-charged diesel engine. Though most of its information is still a secret, some insiders have said that the V6 could give out 3.0-liters of displacement cranking up 270 lb-ft of torque and 300 HP of power. This power train will be mated to a ZF 8 speed transmission, substituting its earlier 5-speed auto transmission. As most Jeep fans are aged folks and are not familiar with auto transmission, the automaker also will give them a 6-speed manual gearbox for their convenience.
Its diesel engine is believed to be a 3.0-liter Ecodiesel adopted from RAM 1500. This engine will also be linked to the ZF 8 speed auto gear box. Its power capacity of the diesel powered gear box will be around 240 HP and will notch up 400 lb-ft of torque ability. This high-quality auto transmission will provide power to all the four wheels. The vehicle is also expected to be faster than its earlier models with figures of 60mph in just 8.4 sec.
Redesign Changes and New Technologies
Car enthusiasts can expect to find a similar body but with a more forceful look. Front fascia of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel will have an alluring windshield, and its new grille will be slightly bent from the top. New headlights with superlative LEDs will also be noticed. It also believed that its makers will make use of the Honda Ridgeline plastic for its lining and its cargo bed will be prepared with quality composites.
The body may use light aluminum and plastic to improve its handling and maneuverability. The strong axles and a ladder frame chassis will also be retained but will come in a new form. The wheels will be large and suitable for all kinds of rugged terrains.
Its rear will have folding glass which will be pinioned to the roof of the vehicle. Unlike its earlier models, this glass will open completely. The design of the tailgate will also undergo modifications with new bumpers, but they will be designed in such a way that they do not come in contact with the wheel bolts. This is all that is known at this point of time as still most of it is camouflaged.
Inclusion of modern technologies such as an advanced infotainment system, a touch screen mated with a U screen system for better off-road navigation could be noticed. The solace of the interior is great, and space has also been increased somewhat for smooth riding. New seats will be coated with a tightly weaved cloth upholstery for a comfortable riding experience. 5-6 travelers will be easily accommodated in its inner cabin.
Price Range and Rivals
This new model is still a long way from completion and because of that the most of the inner specs are unknown. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel will most likely hit the market in 2018. It’s anticipated price would start from $25,000. The limited editions will cost $33,000. The oil-burner off-road icon will be competing with the diesel options of the Toyota 4Runner, Subaru Forester and the next Ford Bronco.