Despite the huge number of SUVs and crossovers seen on the roads these days, the legacy and popularity of Jeep vehicles remain unmatched. Now produced by FCA, the Jeep lineup comprises of wide range of SUV and crossover vehicles which enjoy steady popularity in various countries. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel is one such instance.
This mid-sized off-road vehicle was introduced by Jeep back in 1986 and now it is in the 4th generation. With roots in World War II-era military vehicles, the Jeep Wrangler has evolved with time to cater to changing buyer needs. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel model also comes with enhanced styling, new powertrain choices and great safety technologies.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Design and Trims
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler codenamed JL is slated to replace the JK series. The 2018 Wrangler lineup is coming in a variety of trims and you can opt for soft and hard tops. There are 2 door and 4 door Unlimited models in the lineup as well. The trims are Sport, Sahara, Sport S and Rubicon. This model comes with few exterior color choices that are Firecracker Red Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic etc. The design is macho and attractive.
The new lineup weighs 200 pounds less compared to the predecessor and the styling is more aerodynamic. This is possible owing to the heavy use of aluminum and lightweight steel in the body. The quintessential Jeep styling including the seven-slot grille, Trapezoidal fenders and boxy body is there. On close look at 2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel you will see the round headlamps are new and the windshield is a bit more upright.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Interior and Amenities
The cabin of 2018 Jeep Wrangler diesel model is also stylish and quite utilitarian. Material quality in the Rubicon trim is pretty lavish. There are amenities like a heated steering wheel and Dual-zone climate control, either as standard or optional features. The dashboard is sleek and quite ergonomic.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler diesel will get plenty of safety features and FCA will also load it with enough amenities to woo the target buyers. The new UConnect infotainment is fast and graphics are sleek. It supports Bluetooth, GPS and Smartphone operatic systems minus glitches. You get Electronic Stability Control and also a Remote Keyless Entry.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Engine Options
The powertrain choices in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler are quite good. The first one engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. However, later in 2018 Jeep will also offer a diesel engine in the lineup. As per latest industry, reports a hybrid engine will also be unveiled next year. The 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine may be used after getting the nod from the US govt.
The hybrid-electric powertrain may also come in 2019. Furthermore, all engines will get eight-speed automatic gearbox.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Towing Capacity
The maximum towing capacity of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler diesel will be 3500 pounds. Trailer Sway Control is present in every trim. The current SUV offers 16/21/18 mpg with the 6-speed manual and 16/20/18 mpg with the 5-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, it is likely that the new engine will also offer good acceleration and enhanced mileage.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Price and Release Date
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler diesel price is unknown. However, it may cost above regular trims. The model will be launched in late 2018 and it will give FCA more means to take on rivals from stables of Ford and GM.