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Available with three engine options and two body styles, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler stays true to its predecessors with round headlamps, square tail lamps, a fold-down windshield, two removable hardtop roofs, a premium soft top, and removable doors. Thanks to the use of aluminum for the doors, hinges, hood, fenders, and windshield frame, the new Wrangler has shed quite a few pounds compared to the Wrangler JK it replaces.
Set to go on sale in January 2018, the new Wrangler will offer a 3.6-liter V6, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. Standard on the 2.0-liter turbo engine and the 3.0-liter diesel V6 is an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the 3.6-liter V6 offers either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic.
The 2.0-liter turbo engine is related to the Global Medium Engine used in the Alfa Romeo Giulia and provides the Wrangler with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 soldiers on with the same 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, while the EcoDiesel provides 262 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. The diesel option however, won’t be available until 2019.
Look for pricing on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler to be announced closer to its launch next year.
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