The Jeep Wrangler is due for its next major redesign for the 2018 model year. While the vehicle's overall look appears set to keep its traditional boxy shape, it will get some serious improvements in terms of materials and technology.
For the first time, the Wrangler will reportedly get an aluminum hood, doors and tailgate for weight savings. Initial rumors of an aluminum frame were debunked since the benefits of switching over completely from steel were reportedly not impressive enough to warrant the added cost.
While power will most likely come from a revamped version of the current 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, the Wrangler will reportedly get a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Perhaps even more exciting are reports of a possible 4-cylinder diesel further down the line.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is slated to begin production in October. We currently anticipate an on-sale date in November.
Stay tuned for the latest release info as it becomes available.
Pictured: 2016 Wrangler