2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (& soft top) spied
The upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has been spied testing without any distracting thick camouflage. The SUV was seen in both 4-door hardtop and the classic 2-door soft-top guise.
The new Jeep Wrangler is expected to be revealed at the 2017 LA Auto Show later this year.
|Versions||4-door, 2-door, softtop, hardtop, pickup truck|
|Main Engine||Pentastar V6|
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon design- Exterior & Interior
As expected, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler remains true to its original design. However, it is not completely devoid of changes. Its front now gets taller grille slots and slightly updated position for the circular headlamps. The turn indicators are now mounted on the fender and they look good. The SUV sports hinges on the windshield indicating that they could be pulled down completely. There are also exposed hinges on its door to make them easier to remove.
The new Wrangler gets some changes on its rear as well. These include new, almost-square LED taillamps, and new positions for the number plate holder and window wipers.
The SUV is also available in a classic 2-door soft top design, which looks stunning as well. This is apart from the new pickup which was spied earlier.
Talking about the Interior, the new Wrangler gets a restyled dashboard and center console, taking insiration from the Renegade. There are host of other changes as well, including the new Uconnect 8.1 infotainment system.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon engine
The 2018 Wrangler Rubicon will have a Pentastar V6 as its main power source which will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. There will also be an economical 2.0-liter turbocharged ‘Hurricane’ four-cylinder engine and a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel joining later on. There is chance of a hybrid as well.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon price, competition and release date
After its debut at the LA Auto show, the Jeep Wrangler will go on sale in the States shortly after. Increased use of Aluminium and other upgrades will mean that its price will start slight higher, possibly from $ 25,500. This will extend all the way up to $50,000 for the top-end model.
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