Details surrounding the features and options for the upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler have been kept under wraps. However, over the weekend we saw some leaked screenshots showing options, packages, colors, and features. Here are some highlights from the JL Wrangler series!
The screenshots confirm rumors of a turbo-diesel option.The base engine looks like the 2.0L turbo four-cylinder, with an option to upgrade to a 3.6L Pentastar V6. The new option is a 3.0L V6 turbo diesel, which will be available a little later than the gas engines. These are paired with a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic. There’s also a surprising option just for the Sahara trim, a new Selec-Trac full-time 4WD system. The latest version of Selec-Trac, on the Cherokee, has a switch that lets you control the transfer case and select different modes available. These leaked options don’t explain how the new 4WD Selec-Trac will function, only that it’s available.
More modern technology is coming to the rugged Wrangler, too. It’ll offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone compatibility. The rumors of a power soft top also appear to be true. You can get a black power soft top, or a premium or premium Sunrider soft top in black or tan. From previous leaks and spy shots, we’re confident that the Wrangler will retain its iconic removable roof and doors, too. So far, the available packages we can see include Technology, LED Lighting, Convenience, Cold Weather, Heavy Duty Electrical, Electronic Infotainment System, Dual Top, Safety, Steel Bumper, and Smoker’s groups.
To some enthusiasts’ dismay, the five trims listed do not include a 2-door Sahara. Instead, the two listed 2-door trims are a Sport or a Rubicon, with the 4-door Unlimited model offering Sport, Sahara, or Rubicon. They’re available in seven exterior colors, with black and tan available for the interior and soft top colors. Currently, the color options are Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Acid Yellow Clear Coat, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, and Nacho Clear Coat. Although Light Green and Blue are not on the list, they were mentioned in a dealer meeting earlier this summer. They will probably be available later in 2018. Interior options include MOPAR High Headliner, Trail Rail Management System, MOPAR All-Weather Floor Mats, Soft Top Window Storage Bag, Air Conditioning, Alpine Premium Audio System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and a Jeep Rated Trail Kit.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Coming Soon to Forest Lake, MN
All of this new information is still preliminary, and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s MSRP hasn’t been released yet. Rumor has it that it will officially debut at the L.A. Auto Show this November. There’s no word yet as to when it will go on sale. So if you can’t wait that long for a new Jeep, stop by Forest Lake, MN today! We have a great selection of new and used Jeeps at great prices. Whether you want a rugged off-roading Wrangler or a suave, all-new Compass, we’ll help you find the perfect SUV. If you have more questions about which Jeep is right for you, chat with a member of our sales team. They’re super friendly and knowledgeable, and they can help you pick out the right Jeep at the right price. Plus, all of our new Jeeps include a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty, to help keep your off-road ready for adventure! We’re located near Coon Rapids, Roseville, and White Bear Lake, so come visit us soon!
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