The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a medium-sized, compact car from the famous SUV manufacturer. Its layout origins can be traced back to Willy’s MB and Jeep CJ that was produced back in the first days of their SUV. The new Jeep Wrangler models possess the traditional toughness you could expect from a Jeep yet gives an entirely tasteful look. So, let’s give you a run-down of what you can expect from it and what changes are found from its earlier 2016 version as well as what its competitors are up to.
The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited won’t have a complete shift from its 2016 version that’s for sure since any significant design overhaul from the provider invites scepticism from the auto lovers. Most of us have been used to the rugged frame, full throttle four-wheel drive and a pair of robust axles so we can not expect anything too far-off. However, regarding the new version’s materials used, Jeep is expected to use rendered Aluminium because it will make the car even stronger yet lighter.
Any mechanical alterations?
Since Jeep has going on about it some time, we can possibly expect it in the 2017 edition, and that’s the little matter of transmission. The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited had 6-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission, and the problem was with the latter since the power breakdown was not sufficient to cater for the heavy requirements of an off-road vehicle. So, Jeep will increase it to an 8-speed automatic transmission this time around, and this will help improve the accelerator response and fuel efficiency on the go for the new car. Torque is expected to remain unchanged at 260 lb/ft. The identical thrilling 4WD experience will also be continued (Just like it is ever going to end!)
As a result of this new 8-speed automatic transmission and body frame, the fuel efficiency of 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is expected to increase significantly this time around. The car is expected to continue with 87-Octane fuel just like before.
Any price concerns?
They are expected to go up a little bit more than the annual inflation rates since the change in the body and transmission would require more premium work. Price include a manual transmission-based two-door Sport version @ $25,000 plus a fully loaded Rubicon around $45,000 inclusive of the destination fee that was about $1,000 by itself.
Nissan Frontier, Subaru Forester, Toyota Tacoma and Colorado from Chevrolet are only a couple of the competitors you may expect to provide a tough time to the Jeep’s new and elegant monster. But seeing fuel economy and pure thrill, who can come close to this beauty?
When is the launch date?
The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is expected to launch by late 2016 or early 2017 based on carpreview.com.