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With the all-new 2018 Wrangler, Jeep has improved on a classic. The iconic off-roader is now better in every way, yet it still remains faithful to its storied Jeep legacy. The redesigning of the Jeep Wrangler was a very delicate job. It required honoring its history, respecting its loyal owner base, yet addressing its shortcomings compared to the dramatic evolution of its competition in the marketplace since the company introduced the last version of the Wrangler back in 2006. The task required making improvements throughout the vehicle without changing its silhouette.

Jeep designers were successful in performing that tricky feat. The new Wrangler is better than before, yet its rustic charm has been retained. It still evokes Jeep’s classic heritage, character, romance and mystique. The redesigned 2018 Wrangler has all its predecessor’s defining elements. That includes the seven-slot grille, removable doors and top, exposed roll cage, fold-down windshield, rear hatch and swing gate, as well as its abundant ground clearance. It also kept the body-on-frame construction and its solid axles in the front and rear.

The new Wrangler has numerous trims and many options, including powertrains and equipment, dealer-installed modifications, four-door configuration and common comfort features like the upgraded infotainment system, the cold-weather package and the tow package. Altogether they can push the adventure-ready machine to near $50,000. But, if you check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep, you can find the one you are looking for.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has quicker steering, improved handling and a significantly improved powertrain. It’s powered by a 3.6-liter, 285-horsepower, V-6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Together they deliver prompt throttle response and a speed buildup that’s smooth and refined. Plus, the Sahara trim comes with Wrangler’s first ever selectable, full-time four-wheel-drive system which can remain engaged indefinitely. A 270-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 3.0-liter diesel engine will be available by 2019.

The function and appearance of the Wrangler’s cabin has been updated. It now features digital screens, accent trims, a powerful Alpine stereo, hands-free calling and several other nice touches that make the 2018 Jeep Wrangler feel decidedly more modern. That includes displays with outdoorsy graphics and a red trigger release on the gear selector. There are also auxiliary controls available to make installing extra lights and other aftermarket equipment easy. The center-positioned window switches and other controls are on a flat plane with convenient push buttons to adjust the heater, activate the heated steering wheel and other common functions.

The seats on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler are wide, spongy and accommodating and adults can fit comfortably in the rear seat. Plus, there’s good visibility through its side windows and rear glass. The Unlimited trim has a large cube of cargo space accessible through a two-step process using the glass hatch and side-hinged gate. Higher trim models come with rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera featuring dynamic guidelines and other helpful driver aids.

Overall, the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler offers undeniable appeal that’s immeasurable, embodies a storied history and evokes freedom and adventure. It’s more appealing than ever before without compromising its off-road credentials or its character.

 

Jeep has announced that they will begin producing the 2018 Jeep Wrangler starting in November. The company will build the Wrangler at the Toledo Assembly Complex in which it was building its Jeep Cherokee up until about 7 months ago. The beginning production date for the vehicle is based on a report in The Toledo Blade. Although Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has not yet announced a launch date for their next-generation Wrangler, Bruce Baumhower, United Auto Workers Local 12’s president, has confirmed that production of the Wrangler will begin at the plant in November.

Jeep is expected to stop producing the current model of the Wrangler in March. Beginning in April the company will shift the Cherokee production from its current plant into its facility located in Belvidere, Illinois. According to reports it is going to take about five months for the company to retool the plant in Toledo in preparation to build the 2018 Wrangler. Not very long ago, it was revealed that the construction of the all-new Wrangler will be done with aluminum. Although the Wrangler will not have a body entirely made of the lightweight material, it’s the first time aluminum will be used on the model.

In an interview recently published in The Toledo Blade, Baumhower said that testing and development of the next generation of Jeep’s iconic Wrangler SUV is in the final stage and said production of the vehicle would begin by the end of 2017. He also shared a few other details about the process including where it will be manufactured. Baumhower said adapting the facilities and the assembly line will require major adjustments. He explained that the Wrangler’s current generation will continued to be produced at the plant and the work shift will vary from six to seven days a week.

The current model of the Jeep Wrangler will continue to be produced until about March 2018, sources say. That means both the old generation Wrangler and the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will both be produced for a few months. Once the new Wrangler is introduced, a pick-up version of Jeep’s new Wrangler will follow soon afterwards. Plus it’s will not be surprising if the company plans to produce a wide range of special editions of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, as well. This will allow the company to meet the needs of Jeep Wrangler lovers that are looking for their own unique version of the iconic automobile. If you can wait, you should be able to check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep later in the year, but if you can’t, you can check out a 2017 Jeep Wrangler – you are sure to be impressed.

As for how the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will look, there are a number of spy photos revealed in recent months. Those photos show a revolutionary new design, even as the company works to maintain the vehicle’s iconic look. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will also feature several technological and mechanical upgrades. These major changes have resulted in a Wrangler that’s more advanced and efficient. While the spy photos have helped to give people a general idea of what the new Wrangler looks like, they’ll have to wait until April to see it live and up close.