The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has been spotted for the first time on Indian soil. The new Wrangler wrapped in camouflage disguise is doing the rounds in Goa. The 2018 model was revealed at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November 2018.
The new Jeep Wrangler is built on an all new platform. The Wrangler retains the signature 7 slat grille but is a bit cury rather than flat. It gets all LED headlamps along with LED daytime running lights mounted on the front fender. The flared wheel arches are also redesigned and look stylish. It gets a more raked front windshield as well.
At the rear, the Wrangler gets an all LED tail lamp set up. There is an all new tail gate and the spare wheel is mounten slightly lower than before. There is a roof mounted spoiler and the Wrangler also gets a rear view camera for the very first time. The number plate is now mounted on the bumper. The Wrangler comes shod with 17 inch alloy wheels. The Sahara gets 18 inchers.
The Wrangler now comes with an all new interior which is way ahead in terms of quality and fit and finish than before. There is an 8.4 inch touch screen for the UConnect infotainment system that features navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The instrument cluster features a 3.5- or an available 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) information LED display. The 7-inch LED display allows the driver to configure information in more than 100 ways including current media being played, tire pressure, or digital speed readout. Integrated buttons on the steering wheel control audio, voice, and speed functions The roll cage now comes in the body colour unlike black as earlier.
Coming to the engines, the Wrangler features a 2.2 litre 4 cylinder turbo petrol motor that will gets mild hybrid tech. The 3.6 litre V6 Pentastar petrol engine is carried forward as well. As far as diesel is concerned, Jeep offers the 2.2 litre 4 cylinder diesel for global markets while the USA gets the 3.0 V6 oil burner. All engines are mated to a new eight speed automatic gearbox.A six speed manual is also available as standard.
The new Wrangler should hit Indian shores sometime towards the end of 2018.