2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Prototype

The next generation Jeep Wrangler is still a long way off -  we will have to wait until 2017 to see the

2018 Jeep Wrangler "JL".

As Chrysler has reminded us, the Wrangler is a key vehicle for them and they will not compromise its off-road capabilities

in any re-design. Nor will it veer from its affordable price points.

Some changes/rumors include:

 - a hydroformed steel frame to reduce weight and increase strength

 - redesigned top to reduce weight while being mindful of safety issues

- the traditional soft top may even be replaced with removable soft panels, eliminating the sport bar design!

- while the tailgate is also due for a makeover, its construction as well as the bumpers and wheel bolt pattern will likely be the same

- second generation 8 speed transmissions will and perhaps a new 6 speed manual are also being considered.

- LED or HID lights as an option, in line with Dodge and Chrysler vehicles.