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Next-Gen 2018 Jeep Wrangler Spied Testing for the Very First Time

The next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler has been spied testing for the very first time.

Sporting significant camouflage, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler prototype was caught on camera by spy photographers outside Auburn Hills, Michigan. Although it is heavily camouflaged, you can still make out the trademark Wrangler front end, but noticeably different are the bulging front fenders. Expect various aerodynamic tweaks to be made to the Wranglerís new body with the main changes being a fixed windshield and a possibly longer front end.

The major focus will be to shed weight, with Jeep turning to aluminum, even though most of the body will still be made of steel. Under the hood, the Pentastar V6 engine will remain as the mainstream powertrain option, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also rumored to join the lineup is a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 engine, while a hybrid powertrain is also a possibility.

Even though it will have a focus on improving fuel economy, the American automaker promises to also improve the Wranglerís off-road capabilities. Expect to see the 2018 Jeep Wrangler to make its debut sometime early next year before it heads to dealerships in the summer.
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-03-2016, 04:05 PM
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Looks like some decent tires for a change
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-03-2016, 04:50 PM
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it maybe just the photograph lighting, but it looks like they whacked the bashbar off from between it's two frame posts. That right there'd be 11lbs of useless steel weight savings...
that windshield is laying at much more of an angle, fer sure

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Looks lower to the ground.
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And no scratches on the paint with that pretty coat on.

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Can only help they put that sweet 3.0L diesel in there, that oil burner pulls my GC just fine.
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-24-2016, 01:07 AM
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The Jeep shape is very unmistakeable indeed! I'm glad Jeep has opted for a more private and secure location for its testing rather than having it covered in that horrible swirly design that's the preference of a lot of other manufacturers when they are testing their new models!
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Haven't seen one of these at Tech center yet. I am curious about the options it will have this go around.
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I'll be waiting on the diesel 4 door.I'd settle for the 2.8L,but the 3.0 will be mo betta.As long as they offer a diesel option,I'm in.

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Hope to check one of these out soon.
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The company I work for will no longer buy diesels. The dpf def systems fail across all brands. I had 2 fail last week. I no longer want a diesel jeep

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Found it here that they are going to use the diesel engine, but I am not sure if it is true or not...

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post #13 of 13 Old 01-23-2017, 08:05 AM
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When is release date?
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