Yesterday, Jeep revealed a slew of performance parts and accessories for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler at the 2017 SEMA show, but the brand has gone ahead and shown us the SUV itself. Finally, after countless leaks, this is the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
Although Jeep has officially shown us the off-road SUV, the brand won’t dish out all the details until its official reveal at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29. However, the images tell a story of evolution, not revolution, for the incredibly popular off-roader.
Up front, a set of LED headlights and an aerodynamic grille are the 2018 Wrangler’s most prominent new features. One of the photos even shows a fold-down windshield, which keeps in theme with the SUV’s upcoming open-top options; one option will feature a power-sliding opening.
Jeep didn’t provide photos of the rear or interior, but we know similar evolutionary design cues are present at the Wrangler’s rear, including LED taillights. The interior, however, will see the most changes. A new Uconnect system, active safety features, and an overall reworked design will don the 2018 Wrangler inside.
As for powertrains, we know the 2018 Wrangler will launch with a familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine, but a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will join the SUV sometime next year. It’s unclear how much power the turbocharged four-cylinder will make, but expect an identical output from the V6 engine at 285 horsepower. Expect an eight-speed automatic to shift V6 and turbo four-cylinder models, with a manual transmission available on V6-powered 2018 Wranglers.
Is the 2018 Jeep Wrangler everything you hoped for? Digest the images and be sure to stay tuned as we approach the SUV’s proper reveal later this month.