We’ve seen a lot of spy shots with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, but let’s not forget that this iconic machine originated only from two doors that most people would eliminate anyway. Here we finally have a decent look at the next shorter Wrangler, and for anyone’s surprise, it looks a lot like the bigger model, although with a shorter wheelbase and only a pair of doors.
The front and rear clips are always darkened under heavy camo but it is safe to say that the style for both doors will not be very different from the current model. We can see a fixed windshield and a slightly longer nose, and we are certain that we can still see the locks of the outside Jeep hood always near the front of the wings.
The great question that people will ask about this model, however, is whether it will always be one dedicated to agility and sustainability. This is because rumors suggest that the Wrangler will get a significant infusion of aluminum to save weight even though the body should be mainly steel. We also talk about a possible hybrid version in the works, which, of course, will increase the weight. Other engines should be a new four-cylinder 2.0-liter pot for better fuel economy, with an automatic V6 and eight-speed as the main option. We are also talking about a 3.0 liter turbo diesel for North America and the world markets.
The aluminum construction, four-cylinder turbocharger and hybrid discussions are certainly signs of the time, but Jeep officials are firmly convinced that the new Wrangler will be a better operator on the market. At present, this is expected to take place next year after a likely revelation at the Los Angeles 2017 Auto Show in December.