2018 Jeep Wrangler Video, First Look

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Jeep used the 2017 L.A. Auto Show to reveal all the details on its new 2018 Wrangler JL.

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.

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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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