The new generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler is the most anticipated vehicle at the moment without any doubt. Except of the usual two- and four-door models, the car manufacturer plans to introduce a Wrangler-based pickup truck. This rumor additionally heats up things ahead of the official debut. Still, if you ask us, the most important change between the upcoming off-road SUV and the predecessor is under the hood. So far, the Wrangler offered just a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, but from now on, you will be able to choose between several very impressive drivetrain options.
According to our insider, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will have both diesel and gasoline engines. There will be just one oil-burner mill behind the new seven slat grille. It’s an amazing 3.0-liter EcoDiesel that already powers Ram’s 1500 pickup truck. At the moment, the unit delivers 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, but the automaker might upgrade the power. In any case, the diesel-powered 2018 Wrangler will likely offer both manual and ZF eight-speed auto gearboxes.
As for the gasoline options, there will be an updated 3.6-liter Pentastar and all-new Hurricane engine. The output figures are not officially confirmed yet, but there will be at least 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Yes, we know that the current model sports the same amount of power. However, the new generation Wrangler will be significantly lighter and it will use the new transmission system, so it must be more efficient.
In contrast to the 3.6-liter Pentastar and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel, which are already pretty familiar options, there will be one all-new engine. It is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Hurricane unit. According to the newest reports, this engine will reportedly produce around 300 horsepower, which is really impressive. The drivetrain benefits from direct fuel injection and variable valve timing systems. This mill will be mated to the eight-speed automatic transmission only.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid
Now, after all these years with only one engine option, these three mills seem to be enough. Well, we have to disappoint you, because the 2018 Wrangler is definitely getting the first-ever hybrid powertrain. Yes, the car manufacturer will add it to the offer, but it won’t come right away, so you will have to wait for another two years.