Recently, Jeep had confirmed a pickup edition of the next cohort Jeep Wrangler during a press conference at the 2016 Auto Show in Detroit for the model year 2018. Since then, there have been a lot of rumors and development of sketches about the look of the of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup truck. Meanwhile, it had been previously created a rendering for the next-generation Wrangler sports utility vehicle, so attaching the freight bed to the Wrangler did not entail rocket science.
The new Wrangler is expected to be named as the JL, will probably debut for the model year 2018. It is highly possible that Jeep will introduce the pickup edition beside the Wrangler SUV, and it will be released before 2019. Both the Wrangler SUV and the new Wrangler Pickup 2018 will share the identical chassis, engine, internal, and most external parts, keeping expenses down and maintaining the Wrangler icon across both models. The new Jeep Wrangler Pickup 2018 will probably be available only as a crew cab, short bed design only, built from the chassis of Wrangler Unlimited.
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Changes, Exterior
The first visible external feature will noticeably be the cargo bed. This will probably be constructed from plastics or composites with the intention of decreasing the overall weight of the vehicle. The lining of the will also is made of plastic, much similar to the Honda Ridgeline and the Toyota Tacoma. The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup truck is also expected to come equipped with some groundbreaking cargo administration features, like storage containers or even an adaptation of the Ram Box.
The vehicle’s rear bumper will use the normal center step and license plate box, at the same time as offering space for tow hooks and a trailer hitch receiver down low.
Ahead of the bed, it would carry all the identical external design details as those of the standard Wrangler. The front grille, bumper, headlights, hood, fenders, doors and windshield will all be the same.
Similar to the Wrangler SUV, the windshield will never fold flat. This is due to stricter safety necessities and the necessity to make the roof section stronger. Regarding the roof, rumors still propose the new Wrangler Pickup will have an enduring roof arrangement with detachable panels, which are combined with the detachable doors, would give Jeep aficionados all the open-air liberty they have come to expect.
Regarding the frame, the 2018 Wrangler Pickup will use an extended adaptation of the frame of the Wrangler Unlimited. It is definite that the torsional rigidity will be greatly improved due to fully boxed rails that are constructed from high-potency steel with a plethora of cross members, Extensive slip plating will be offered as standard in higher end models, particularly to the Rubicon model.
The firm axles will make their revisit, offering the new vehicle a solid base. As this is a truck, the automaker may include the Dana 44 as a standard gear for the back axle whereas making the Dana 30 as standard in the front axle. However, the Rubicon models will be offered with Dana 44 equipment in the front and at the back axles.
When comes to suspension, the automaker will likely to use an updated edition of the JK multi-link coil suspension, offering it plenty of flexible off road driving, at the same time as becoming improved mannered the on-road driving.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Interior
Fiat Chrysler has not yet confirmed the internal design of the next generation Jeep Wrangler Pickup, but it is expected that the new truck will be offered with a more comfortable and sophisticated interior. The new truck still comes equipped with drain plugs in the ground boards and detachable carpet, but the dashboard and the seats would offer next-stage-type style and comfort.
The in-dashboard infotainment system will feature the latest edition of 8.4 Uconnect System of Chrysler, offering a plethora of controls for navigation, audio and vehicle settings. It is attractive to see Jeep partnered with a GPS business, such as Magellan or Garmin to offer off-road navigation, included into the Uconnect System.
The new Jeep Wrangler Pickup 2018 is also expected to come equipped with a thin-film-transistor screen in the gauge bunch for a comprehensive driver information monitor. The present Wrangler JK counts on an obsolete LCD screen that resembles an ancient alarm clock.
Irrespective of what the production edition will appear, it is expected that the Jeep Wrangler next generation will be a comfortable yet useful vehicle to ride.
The new Wrangler Pickup is expected to share its engine with the Wrangler sport utility vehicle, meaning that the same engine will power both. The base engine to power the new Wrangler Pickup will probably be a modernized version of the present V6 Pentastar engine with the displacement of 3.6 liters. As the engine is finely tuned, it is expected that it would offer more power, torque, and performance. Accordingly, the engine produces the utmost power of 300 ponies and the utmost torque of 270 pounds per foot.
Those who would like to go off-road driving or would plan to tow and haul can opt for the new Wrangler Pickup that comes equipped with an EcoDiesel powertrain. For them, the new Pickup truck also comes equipped with an EcoDiesel engine with the displacement of 3.0 liters. This 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup engine will be capable of producing the utmost power 240 ponies and the utmost torque of 420 pounds per foot.
Both powertrains will be paired with a ZF eight-velocity automatic transmission system. The new truck will be offered with the four-wheel drive system as standard, likely with a conventional, physically activated transfer case. The two-velocity unit will include positions for two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive neutral, high-range, and four-wheel drive low-range.
The Rubicon model of the new truck will definitely be an option for the Wrangler Pickup, offering the Jeep with the most powerful axles, a healthier transfer case, electronically disconnecting front sway bar and the electronically locking differentials.
Base price and the date of release
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup release date is expected to be during the fourth quarter of 2017. As the new Wrangler Pickup truck will surely be competitive with the present crop of midsize pickup trucks, it is expected that the estimated base cost of the truck would be more than that of the standard Wrangler Unlimited, which is now being sold at $32,000.
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