While the Jeep Wrangler that’s been built for the past decade, the “JK” platform, will continue for a few more months and most likely will be offered on the dealer lots around the country for the 2018 model year, the newest model is certainly on its way to being ready to go. After waiting for a decade to have a new generation and platform revamp for the Wrangler, Jeep is ready to show us what the new Wrangler will be when it arrives at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the month of November.
Even though we’ve expected this new model is the one that we’re going to want to drive and admire out on the trails and in the wilderness for the ride you want. This new version of the Jeep Wrangler will likely be tagged as the 2018.5 model as it will arrive after the model year has begun and the production doesn’t begin until after we see it cross the stage in November. We’ve been getting nuggets of information about what this new Wrangler will be when it shows up on the market but the release of the final model is finally ready for us to have the next version of this impressive SUV.
What do We Know and What do We Expect?
This new version of the Jeep Wrangler, the “JL” model, will one that offers you the drive you want and the features you’re looking for including a 3,500 pound towing capacity. This SUV will also have somewhere between 1,075 and 1,310 pounds of payload capacity. This will give you the ability to carry the load you want and enjoy the ride to wherever you want to go, which is what this impressive SUV is built to be able to do on a regular basis.
There will be two engines offered for the new Jeep Wrangler when it arrives. You’ll have a 2.0-liter engine that’s been talked about and a 3.0-liter diesel that can provide more low-end torque for the power you need. These two new engines show a large difference in weight as well with the smaller one giving you about a 600 pound weight savings over the larger engine when you want to take this vehicle out for a drive and have the fun you’re looking for on the road and as you crawl across the rocks, through the mud, and over the sand you encounter in the wilderness.
You’re also going to enjoy the fact that the new Jeep Wrangler will continue to carry some of the same iconic looks that we’ve come to know and love. This means we’ll see the seven slot grill up front and the round-eye headlights that offer us the instant recognitions we love with this SUV. There will eventually be a pickup truck version of the Wrangler, most likely in the 2019 model year, which will allow us to have a new and impressive version of what we want for the hauling and carrying of the goods we need to take with us.