New Video Clips Show 2018 Jeep Wrangler in Action
The video footage was taken while the new Wrangler endured off-road testing at the automaker’s Silver Lake Sand Dunes course in Silver Lake, Michigan. Although the videos are short (only about seven seconds each), dedicated fans have been able to use them to uncover some exciting facts about the new vehicle.
The biggest reveal offered by the videos surprisingly has nothing to do with the vehicle’s exterior or its styling. The footage shows the new Wrangler splashing through water on rough terrain, kicking up mud and fishtailing through puddles. What’s notable here is that the Wrangler performs like an absolute champ–the vehicle’s suspension and handling are remarkable and appear to be significantly improved compared to the previous models’ capabilities.
Jeep has refused to confirm that the Jeep depicted in the videos is, in fact, the real 2018 Jeep Wrangler but we’re confident that it’s the genuine article.
This glimpse of the new 2018 Wrangler adds yet another nugget to the growing pile of information we’ve been able to gather on the vehicle despite the automaker’s relative silence. For now, Jeep seems content to let the rumor mill swirl. However, there are a few details about the new Wrangler that appear to be more than rumors.
First of all, Jeep enthusiasts are probably correct when they guess that the new 2018 Jeep will boast a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine paired to an eight-speed transmission under its hood. There’s also a chance that Jeep’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine will appear on base models. Some fans are holding out hope that Chrysler’s 3.0-liter diesel engine might show up under the new Wrangler’s rumored aluminum hood despite the company’s recent diesel dust-up, but the truth is that we just don’t know yet.
As far as the vehicle’s exterior goes, we’re still pretty much in the dark. The automaker will likely ensure that the car’s design language sticks to Jeep’s classic, rugged roots but the likely addition of Renegade-style taillights will help give the Wrangler a modern flair. Additionally, reports that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will have aluminum body parts have been gaining traction. Fans believe that the addition of aluminum might give the new Wrangler an edge by helping to cut weight down and improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics. We’ll have to wait until the car debuts at the LA Auto Show later this year to know for sure.
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