2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited | Mississauga, Brampton
Posted on June 30, 2017
We’re not trying to rush your summer, but if you’re a Jeep Wrangler fan in Mississauga or Brampton, you’ll want to keep your eyes open as we head into fall. After ten popular years, this Jeep legend is poised for a very exciting update. While the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited will be showing up on lots closer to the end of the year, glimpses of her will be possible in late summer. Fall auto shows promise even more exposure for this longtime favourite. If you loved your Jeep Wrangler before, you’re going to be positively infatuated with the new features FCA has in store.
Interior Technology: The simplified, low-tech Wrangler interior has always made things easy for off-roading buffs, but for today’s commuter needs, Wranglers have stepped up to meet diversifying consumer expectations. First up: UConnect 3.0 brings in larger, faster infotainment touchscreens (close to 8 inches) in the higher-end trims to eliminate that slower hunt-and-peck action you may have endured. (Lower end Wranglers will likely offer a smaller but still very responsive 5-inch screen.) Maintaining its classic feel, the Wrangler will hang onto those beloved flat dash and circular air vents, a dash-mounted grab handle for the front passenger, and a retro-vibe three-spoke steering wheel. Northern drivers take note: the steering wheel will be heated in the new model. With added parking assist functions and engine stop/start functions, the new Jeep Wrangler is an old favourite off-roader with helpful tools city drivers have come to count on.
Platform: Increased use of aluminum makes for for a lighter body, but the 2018 Wrangler isn’t compromising the original sturdy chassis. You’ll see the same body-on-frame build and solid axles at both ends of the truck. Two-door, four-door and a much-anticipated pick-up option are on deck for the new Wrangler.
Powertrain: Old school meets new technology in this department. Mileage-conscious drivers in Brampton and Mississauga will eventually see a diesel model as well as a gasoline/electric Wrangler as part of future options. To begin with, FCA plans to launch the 2018 Wrangler with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. Opt for an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual, and the four-wheel-drive system with a manual transfer case is a safe bet. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine option will offer GTA drivers decent fuel economy until those diesel and hybrid powertrains arrive a couple of years from now.
Additional great news: the current model comes in at about $25, 090 to start, and the new 2018 model won’t be much pricier.
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