At the end of 2017, Jeep introduced the new generation Wrangler SUV. The car became lighter, got a new mode of operation of the all-wheel drive, a version with a soft roof on the electric drive, and 33-inch off-road tires.
The fourth generation of Wrangler is built on a more solid and rigid frame. The use of aluminum in the construction of the body allowed to reduce the weight of the car by almost 91 kilograms.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN
Over the years, the appearance of the SUV remains almost unchanged:
Wings, as before, go outside and have a bright appearance.
The front part of the body is represented by a combination of a massive radiator grille and round optics. On the wings there are direction indicators and additional ones.
The front bumper is massive enough, it has built-in fog lights and massive protection.
The scales are made in the form of rounded rectangles, there is a lot of space between them. Due to this the car became more aggressive.
On the sides are set thresholds. In addition, the rear of the car was unusually designed.
It is worth considering that the exterior differs depending on which roof option was chosen.
To prevent the hood from vibrating, the locks were reinforced and the design of the ventilation openings on the wings changed. The number of bolts that need to be unscrewed to lower the windshield is reduced from 28 to four. In addition, for the first time in the history of the model, the SUV is equipped with a spoiler.
The new generation Wrangler is available with three roof options:
rigid with modular designs;
soft removable roof;
non-detachable soft with electric drive.
Quite high cost of a base complete set determines that the interior of the car has rather attractive and qualitative equipment. An example is:
The design of the steering wheel is classic, represented by two spokes with key blocks and lower bifurcated support.
The instrument panel is represented by a combination of two analogue scales, between which a qualitative color display is arranged. This solution looks very interesting and beautiful. In this case, the central display can display a wide variety of information.
Owners of jeeps of European production will find it difficult to get used to the fact that the front console is represented by a practically vertical panel without tilt. At the same time, the part has no finish.
The central part of the console has a navigation system display and several key blocks that are responsible for a variety of functions.
Depending on the embodiment, the space between the front seats can be arranged differently. So the cheap versions will have two pretty massive transmission handles.
Seats have lateral support, as well as an electrical control unit. In addition, the salon arranged a few handles that allow you to keep on passing a difficult stretch of road.
The rear row of the seat is made differently depending on which type of roof was chosen.
A new instrument panel with a color on-board computer and transmission performance indicators appeared in the cabin. On the central console – two USB ports and four ports for connecting additional equipment.
The edging of the multimedia system’s touch screen is made of wear-resistant rubberized material.
The list of equipment for the new Wrangler will include:
Front-collision warning system;
monitoring system for blind areas;
tracking system for the sequence of motion;
automatic emergency braking system.
On sale in the North American market, the new generation Jeep Wrangler will be available in the first half of 2018.
According to the intentions of the automaker Jeep Wrangler JL 2018 should be a real classic SUV, for which it was equipped with the all-wheel drive system Part-Time. This system provides for the possibility of rigid connection of the front wheels to the traction in the event of a significant reduction in the patency or when it is necessary to increase the degree of adhesion of the car to the road surface.
Considering the technical characteristics, it is also worth noting the following points:
On more expensive complete sets install a full-wheel drive system called Wrangler Sahara. It provides the ability to automatically connect the front drive electronics, in the event that the grip with the road surface is bad. Also there is a function of forced connection of the front wheels.
The car can be installed 4 options for various bridges. The most perfect, according to the engineers of the company, are interlocking differential lock. In addition, there is a function of disabling the anti-roll bar. In cheap trim levels, a self-locking rear differential is installed.
On more expensive equipment should be installed 8-step automatic with a double clutch, there is a version and with mechanics.
Also pay attention to the fact that a choice of 4 options for the roof:
Soft Top is a design variant represented by a fabric roof, which can be installed manually.
Hard Top is a hard roof option that can be attached to the body by bolts. This design is also removable.
Freedom Top – version of the type of targa with two sections, which can be dismantled if necessary.
Power Top – version of the car with a non-removable metal roof, which has an electric hatch.
These points should be considered when considering Jeep.
The base power plant of the SUV will be a 3.6-liter V6 engine with a power of 285 horsepower and 353 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed “mechanics” or an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Also, the model is available with a 2-liter petrol engine rated at 272 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque.
The next year the line of aggregates will be replenished with a 3-liter diesel engine, detailed information about which is not yet reported.
Jeep Wrangler new generation in the modifications of Sport and Sahara is equipped with a system of plug-in all-wheel drive. As options, a permanent all-wheel drive system and a rear differential of increased friction are available.
In the modification of Rubicon, which is included in the TOP-10 of the best SUVs of 2017, the car received a four-wheel drive system with a two-speed transfer box, differential locks on both power bridges and a disengaged anti-roll bar.
The hydraulic power steering is replaced by an electrohydraulic one. And the road gleam of the SUV increased from 254 to 277 millimeters.
COMPONENTS AND PRICES
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2018 can be purchased at a price of $45 000. Note that for a car with a relatively low level of comfort, the price is quite high. The basic equipment was called Sport. Its peculiarities are:
Initially, an automatic transmission is installed. However, it should be taken into account that it has only 5 gear stages. Today, such a design can be called outdated and inefficient, since most automatic transmissions have already 7-8 gearshift stages.
Head optics can independently switch the main beam to the near beam. For this purpose, a sensor is installed in the cabin, which reads the movement of the oncoming vehicle.
In order to improve the safety of downhill or downhill, a special security system is installed.
The installed audio system has a very high quality already in the standard configuration, the cabin has 6 speakers.
At the base, the wheels are 16 inches in size.
The car can move with the front drive wheels and in the all-wheel drive mode. Due to this, low flow on the road and proper off-road capability are ensured.
An important point is that in the Sport version the car has an open top.
The next suggestion from Jeep is the Sahara version. In this version, the body is covered, according to the automaker, this version is more suitable for operation in the streets of different cities, but there will also be an opportunity to go off-road. To the peculiarities of this equipment we will refer the following moments:
On the sides are installed tubular side steps.
A better audio system with an external amplifier and a subwoofer is installed.
The alloy wheels are 17 inches in size.
Finishing of the steering wheel and shift lever is carried out with high quality leather.
Expanders of wheel arches are installed in the body color.
Due to additional options, the cost of an off-road vehicle will increase by several tens of thousands of rubles.
The third and most expensive proposal was called Rubicon. This version is considered universal, suitable for urban conditions and an impressionable off-road trip. The important points of this proposal are the following:
A modern all wheel drive system with traction control is being installed.
There is an electronic cut-off function for the front stabilizers.
A choice of 2.8-liter diesel and 3.6-liter petrol.
As for the options that are responsible for comfort, their relatively small number.
Jeep Wrangler 2018 model year, whose photo is considered in this material, has a fairly large number of serious competitors. In the budget segment, basically a proposal from the domestic automaker, as well as the Korean automotive industry. In considering this model, attention should also be paid to:
Land Rover Defender 90.
The most affordable offer, of course, is an offer from UAZ. However, this car can not be called a full-fledged rival Jeep, like Land Rover. As for the proposal of the Japanese car industry, it is more attractive. However, Pajero has a larger base and a roomy cabin, but in some cases, patency will be less. These points should be considered when choosing an SUV.
Every year on sale there are fewer and fewer models, which can be called a real jeep, designed to overcome complex areas. One of these cars can be called the Jeep Wrangler 2018. It is a classic off-road vehicle with a short base and an open top. Such cars are very popular in the US.