All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler: The Most Capable SUV Ever

Even More Legendary Jeep 4x4 Capability, a Modern Design That Stays True to the Original, Advanced Fuel-efficient Powertrains, More Open-air Options and Loaded With Safety Features and Advanced Technology

  • Unmatched capability with Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4x4 systems, next-generation Dana axles, new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential and 33-inch off-road tires
    • Industry-leading ground clearance and approach, breakover and departure angles
    • Unmatched crawl ratios
    • Up to 30 inches of water fording
  • A modern design that stays true to the original
    • Instantly recognizable keystone-shaped grille pays homage to Jeep® CJ models
    • Iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps provide distinctive Wrangler character
    • Rugged-yet-distinguished design boasts improved aerodynamics
    • Convenient fold-down windshield for off-road purists
    • More open-air freedom for the only true open-air 4x4 SUV with new easy-to-use Sky One-Touch powertop, two hardtops and premium soft top
    • Dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations
  • Lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors, hinges, hood, fenders, windshield frame, and magnesium swing gate help reduce weight and boost fuel economy
  • Suspension tuned to optimize on-road handling and ride comfort without sacrificing off-road capability
  • Advanced fuel-efficient powertrain menu:
    • All-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with efficient eTorque technology
    • 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with Engine Stop-Start (ESS)
    • Diesel power in response to overwhelming consumer demand: 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with ESS coming in 2019
    • Two transmission offerings: new eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual
  • Fourth-generation Uconnect system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and the choice of 5.0, 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-zoom capability
  • Packed with more than 75 available advanced safety and security features

Los Angeles Nov 29, 2017  –  The all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – builds on its legendary history with an unmatched combination of off-road capability, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, superior on- and off-road dynamics, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features.

“Jeep has always represented the ultimate in capability and open-air freedom, and our all-new 2018 Wrangler protects that important legacy and takes it into the future,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global.  “The all-new Wrangler is instantly recognizable as a Jeep, staying true to the original, yet it is better in every way – delivering even more rugged capability, more ride comfort, more fuel efficiency courtesy of several advanced powertrain options, more interior comfort, more safety and more technology.”

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler 2-door model is available in three different trim configurations: Sport, Sport S and Rubicon. Wrangler 4-door models are available in four different trim configurations: Sport, Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon.

Legendary go-anywhere 4x4 capability: Most capable SUV ever without compromise
The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler delivers legendary off-road capability courtesy of two advanced 4x4 systems, and for the first time in Wrangler’s history, a two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive and a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio that is available on Sahara models. This new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case is intuitive and allows the driver to set it and forget it, while constantly sending power to the front and rear wheels.

The Command-Trac 4x4 system features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, and next-generation solid Dana front and rear axles with a 3.45 rear axle ratio.

On Wrangler Rubicon, a Rock-Trac 4x4 system features heavy duty next-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio is standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials.

Wrangler Rubicon models offer improved articulation and total suspension travel versus the previous generation with help from an electronic sway-bar disconnect. With the standard six-speed manual transmission, Wrangler Rubicon has an impressive and improved crawl ratio of 84.2:1, and 77.2:1 on Rubicon models equipped with the new eight-speed automatic transmission – both of which makes scaling any obstacle on the trail easy.

Both Command-Trac and Rock-Trac systems offer full-time torque management, enabling optimal grip in low-traction conditions.

An available Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.

Every Wrangler model receives a Trail Rated badge thanks to legendary 4x4 capability that includes features such as:

  • Command-Trac 4x4 system with 2.72:1 crawl ratio standard on Sport and Sahara models
  • Rock-Trac 4x4 system with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1 and Tru-Lok locking differentials standard on Rubicon models
  • Skid plates and front and rear tow hooks
  • All-new front fascia and available front and rear steel heavy-duty off-road winch-ready bumpers with removable end caps
  • Industry-leading approach angle of 44 degrees, breakover angle of 27.8 degrees, departure angle of 37 degrees and ground clearance of 10.9 inches
  • Aggressive available 17-inch off-road wheels; Rubicon models get 33-inch tires standard
  • Up to 30 inches of water fording
  • Up to 3,500-lb. towing capacity

Modern take on authentic Jeep Wrangler design
The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler builds on a sculptural design aesthetic that is immediately recognizable with its traditional Jeep design cues. Wrangler’s new exterior design is bold and rugged with a wide stance and lowered beltline with larger windows for better outward visibility, especially out on the trails.

The Jeep design team gave the legendary seven-slot grille an updated look that now shows both of the outer grille slats intersecting with the headlights, paying homage to the Jeep CJ. The top of the keystone-shaped grille has been gently swept back for improved aerodynamics.

On Sahara and Rubicon models, available LED headlamps and fog lamps offer crisp white lighting and add to the Wrangler’s distinctive look. These models feature daytime running lights that now form a halo around the outside perimeter of the headlights, and standard LED forward turn signals are positioned on the front of the trapezoidal wheel flares. From behind, traditional square tail lamps feature available LED lighting.

Dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations allow for endless configuration possibilities. A new half-door design will be available starting in 2019.

The windshield’s rake has been optimized for improved aerodynamics and features a new four bolt design at the top of the windshield’s frame to allow the windshield to fold down quickly and easily. A new header bar now connects the A-pillars and stays in place even when the windshield is folded down. This allows the rearview mirror to remain in place even with the windshield folded.

Two-piece body-color fender flares with a black lower insert give a raised profile and are standard on Sahara and available on Rubicon models.

New lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors now feature the Torx bit tool size stamped directly onto the hinge to eliminate guessing which tool size is needed to remove the doors.

New for 2018, all Wranglers feature body-colored sport bars, which are welded to the body and feature integrated grab handles.

As the only true open-air 4x4 SUV on the market, an all-new easy-to-use Sky One-Touch powertop strengthens Wrangler’s promise of utility and adventure by allowing occupants to retract the full-length open canvas roof with a push of a button (available in the second quarter of 2018).

An all-new premium Sunrider soft top provides another easy open-air option and has been improved by adding two additional bows to manage the fabric. This new design helps to quiet wind noise and allows for easier access to partial and full open top positions. New for 2018, the soft top features retainers that slide into a track for easier rear passenger window removal.

Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models share a body-color hardtop option (black on Sport and Sport S), offering a unique, premium appearance while a black three-piece hardtop, available on all models, offers even more options for open-air driving. Lighter Freedom panels and improved latches enable a quicker removal and installation of the hardtop.

Authentic interior design boasts premium features and technology
The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s interior combines authentic styling, versatility, comfort and intuitive feature use. Precision craftsmanship and high-quality materials are found throughout the cabin.

The heritage-inspired center stack features a clean, sculpted form that complements the horizontal dashboard design and sports a finish dictated by the model choice. A hand-wrapped instrument panel features a soft-touch surface with accent stitching on Wrangler Sahara models. Functional features, including climate and volume control knobs, media charging and connectivity ports and Engine Stop Start (ESS) control are all sculpted for quick recognition and are easily within reach of the front-seat occupants. Inboard and outboard circular HVAC vents are surrounded by a platinum chrome bezel for a precise and premium yet rugged appearance with full functionality.

Jeep functionality and versatility are celebrated in the center console and distinguished with metal-plated accents. A redesigned center console houses the gear shift selection, transfer case and parking brake. Real bolts featured on the shifter, grab handles and frame the infotainment screen highlight genuine construction methods.

A push-button starter, featuring a weather-proof surround, makes its debut on the 2018 Wrangler and is easily located within the driver’s reach.

Cloth or leather-contoured seats feature accent stitching, and now feature adjustable bolster and lumbar support. Available comfort features include heated front seats and steering wheel.

The driver and front passenger vinyl-wrapped door trim panels are soft to the touch, and the arm rests have been lengthened for better comfort. New Lift-Assist handles under each door armrest feature an integrated pull-cup design that makes door removal quicker and easier than ever. Convenience features include passive entry with Keyless Go.

The instrument cluster features a 3.5- or an available 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) information LED display. The 7-inch LED display allows the driver to configure information in more than 100 ways including current media being played, tire pressure, or digital speed readout. Integrated buttons on the steering wheel control audio, voice, and speed functions and allow the driver to keep their hands on the wheel at all times.

A 7.0- or an available 8.4-inch touchscreen – the most advanced and largest display Uconnect system display ever offered on Wrangler – houses the fourth-generation Uconnect system and now sits prominently atop the center stack. The fourth-generation Uconnect system enhances the user interface and system performance with quicker start up times and improved screen resolution. A 5.0-inch touchscreen is standard on Wrangler Sport. Directly below the touchscreen are functional features such as climate and volume control knobs and media connectivity ports.

Two USB ports up front and two in reach of occupants in the back seat connect to the media center. Standard 12-volt accessory outlets are located throughout the all-new Wrangler and a 115-volt AC outlet is available to power select three-pronged home electronics.

Clever storage solutions are found throughout the 2018 Wrangler, including durable mesh pockets that extend the entire length of the doors and numerous phone storage areas.

The available subwoofer is now located on the right side of the rear cargo area allowing for even more storage space. An under-floor storage area behind the rear seat provides room to secure small items out of sight. The glove box is now damped and like the center console, can be locked to safely secure valuables when the top is down. The available all-new Trail Rail cargo management system allows easy access to the contents in the cargo area and provides additional storage options to organize and secure cargo.

Proven body-on-frame design is the foundation for legendary Jeep capability
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler receives a multitude of improvements to optimize ride, handling and sound characteristics, while reducing weight and improving fuel economy. Utilizing a body-on-frame design, and featuring a superbly engineered five-link suspension system, Wrangler delivers even more capability, with improved on-road driving dynamics and passenger safety.

To protect critical vehicle components while on the trail – including the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic transmission oil pan – Wrangler employs four skid plates and bars. Rubicon models benefit from the use of heavy gauge tubular steel rock rails to curtail potential body damage inflicted while out on the trail.

The use of lightweight, high-strength aluminum closures, including the doors, door hinges, hood, fender flares, windshield frame and magnesium swing gate, help reduce weight and boost fuel economy. Other ways the Jeep engineering team looked to reduce weight included using hollow track and stabilizer bars, aluminum engine mounts and steering gear, and a larger, lighter master cylinder.

For 2018, Wrangler continues to utilize the proven five-link coil suspension configuration. Wrangler’s front suspension features a lateral control arm and four longitudinal control arms. Full-width track bars made of forged steel control lateral movement of the axle with minimal angle change during suspension travel. The roll center height has been raised and the spring rates have been retuned to provide a comfortable ride when traveling around town.

The five-link rear suspension features two upper and two lower forged steel control arms for longitudinal control, and a track bar for lateral axle control. The control arms are located outside of the frame rails while the rear shocks are splayed (angled inboard at the top) to provide consistent damping.

The shocks have been retuned and demonstrate optimum balance between on-road handling and legendary off-road capability. Ride comfort, body-roll control, and handling is significantly improved with new shock tuning, hard points, and body mount strategy.

On Wrangler Rubicon models, an electronic front sway-bar disconnect is featured to provide additional wheel travel when the terrain calls for it.

A best-in-class approach angle of 44 degrees, breakover angle of 27.8 degrees, departure angle of 37 degrees and a ground clearance of 10.9 inches allows Wrangler to go anywhere.

Wrangler also benefits from up to 30 inches of water fording and up to 3,500-lb. towing capacity with the available towing package.

Advanced fuel-efficient powertrains
The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 and all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engines join the Wrangler lineup, while the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is upgraded for 2018.

2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine
The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque technology is rated a best-in-class 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder (I-4) engine’s torque output surpasses that of the V-6 engine offered in Wrangler. The all-new eTorque system improves fuel economy, launch performance, and driver comfort during start/stop operations.

The eTorque system’s hybrid functions include auto stop/start, electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging and regenerative braking. Both the engine and fuel flow may be turned off during stops, coasting or when the engine is decelerating.

The all-new 2.0-liter I-4 engine features a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger with an electronically actuated waste gate for exceptional responsiveness and performance, even while traversing over difficult terrain. The turbo is mounted directly to the cylinder head to improve durability. A dedicated cooling circuit lowers the temperature of the intake air, throttle body and turbocharger.

Direct injection, coupled with turbocharging, enables more efficient combustion and increased performance. The 2.0-liter I-4 engine’s fuel pump supplies the engine’s 2,900-psi high-pressure common-rail injection system. These high pressures produce better fuel atomization and allow for more precise fuel delivery than port fuel-injection systems, which in turn improves both performance and efficiency.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine is part of the Global Medium Engine architecture family and features Double Overhead Camshafts (DOHC), dual independent camshaft timing, and a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (C-EGR) system. This is the first time that the combined use of a twin-scroll turbocharger, C-EGR system, Central Direct Injection and the independent liquid cooling intake of air, throttle body and turbo have been employed together. This combination of technologies enables the high levels of performance and reduces fuel consumption.

3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine
The FCA US 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and now features Engine Stop-Start (ESS) as standard equipment. It is engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque – an essential trait needed for extreme off-roading.

An all-new six-speed manual transmission is standard on all Wrangler models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, and a new-to-Wrangler eight-speed automatic transmission is optional.

Known for its refinement, power, efficiency, and adaptability, there are more than five million 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engines on the road today. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler benefits from the popular V-6 engine’s low-range torque, which is needed when out on the trails or whenever the conditions call for it.

3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine
The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine will be available starting in 2019. Wrangler 4-door models will offer the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with Engine Stop-Start (ESS) standard. A new eight-speed automatic transmission is standard and is designed to handle the increased torque output.

FCA US engineers adapted the engine – manufactured by FCA-owned V.M. Motori – to meet the NAFTA region’s regulatory requirements.

Starting in 2019, the EcoDiesel V-6 engine implements new turbocharger technology with a low-friction bearing designed for low end and transient performance. The upgraded EcoDiesel V-6 engine now also features low-friction pistons to improve fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide an enhanced combustion system – new injector nozzle, piston bowl, and glow plug with integrated combustion pressure sensor to optimize combustion.

Class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission
The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler offers an eight-speed automatic transmission, enabling the vehicle to optimize engine output while on the trails or enjoying smooth, efficient power delivery at highway speeds. The eight-speed automatic is available on all Jeep Wrangler models.

Wrangler’s eight-speed automatic transmission offers a responsive driving experience. Whether commuting during the week or rock crawling on the weekend, customers will enjoy a smooth, linear power delivery and improved fuel efficiency.

A unique set of two overdrive ratios improve highway fuel economy and reduce overall noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels.

Uniquely suited to the requirements of the Wrangler Rubicon model, the eight-speed automatic transmission delivers a 77.2:1 crawl ratio. The improved 4x4 performance benefits from a 4.7:1 first gear ratio coupled with a 4.1:1 final drive delivers unmatched capability.

Six-speed manual transmission
All-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler models are equipped with the new standard six-speed manual transmission. This transmission features a unique design that employs new gear ratios for improved crawl ratio performance, a new gear pattern, and a cable-operated design, which eliminates shifter vibration and improves sound isolation.

The revised shift pattern features improved shift accuracy, a more comfortable shifting position and 50-percent shorter shifter throws than that of the outgoing Wrangler model.

A 4.41 ratio spread offers improved fuel efficiency at faster speeds and delivers quick acceleration with smooth, precise shift quality.

Fourth-generation Uconnect system delivers advanced technology
The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler offers three new Uconnect systems – Uconnect 5-, 7- and 8.4NAV, delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features drivers and passengers desire, including a full-color LED instrument cluster. 2018 marks the first-time Wrangler offers the new, fourth-generation Uconnect systems.

The new Uconnect system includes easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster startup times, and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics.

New Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features
The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is equipped with the Uconnect 7.0 or 8.4NAV systems and includes the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features.

Apple CarPlay
Seamlessly integrates an iPhone with the vehicle’s built-in display and controls in addition to featuring Siri Voice control. iPhone-equipped drivers can make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, and receive voice-guided navigation optimized for traffic conditions and more, while staying focused on the road.

Android Auto
System shares useful information when driving and makes it easy to access the best of Google technology. Featuring Google Maps with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance; on-demand access to 30 million songs with Google Play Music; plus the ability to place phone calls or send and receive messages while keeping hands on the wheel; and ask Google search any question. Android Auto also makes it easy to access popular apps and content from the Uconnect system’s touchscreen.

Drivers and passengers also have an abundance of infotainment features at their fingertips with SiriusXM Radio, Travel Link, Traffic and Guardian Connected Services that provide real-time information.

More than 75 available advanced safety and security features
Safety and security were paramount in the development of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, which offers more than 75 available active and passive safety and security features. Available features include: Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and four standard air bags.

All-new Wrangler built with a focus on quality, reliability and durability
The all-new Jeep Wrangler features a rugged yet refined interior that allows customers to take on any trail comfortably. Every Wrangler comes standard with a durable and washable interior and features drain plugs for easy clean up. The Jeep design, engineering and quality teams partnered to deliver a best-in-class interior with improved quality and durable materials throughout. Fit-and-finish, surface quality, material options and the sound quality of moveable parts such as doors and storage bins were all subjected to rigorous testing. The interior of the all-new Wrangler is designed and engineered to set a new standard in customer satisfaction with a keen eye to industry-leading craftsmanship.

The all-new Wrangler has undergone more than 3.9 million miles of testing – one of the highest totals ever for any FCA US vehicle. Extreme-weather testing occurred in various environments, including the scorching Arizona heat and blistering cold of Alaska for months at a time. Wrangler was subjected to global test miles as well in countries such as China, Brazil, India, Australasia and Italy. In addition to all laboratory and standardized tests, the all-new Wrangler traversed Northern Michigan mud, the Rubicon Trail and everywhere in between.

Manufacturing
Jeep vehicles have called Toledo, Ohio, home for more than 75 years, starting with the early Willys-Overland military models. The Jeep Wrangler was added to the Toledo portfolio in 1992. Since 2006, the iconic Jeep Wrangler has been built in the south plant of the Toledo Assembly Complex, or what has also been known as Toledo Supplier Park, an innovative manufacturing project that engages supplier partners to help build the Wrangler body and chassis before being transferred to the FCA US-managed south plant for final assembly.

The all-new, next-generation Wrangler continues to be built in Toledo, but rolls off the line from Toledo Assembly’s north plant, which ceased production of the Jeep Cherokee on April 6, 2017. Cherokee production was moved to the Belvidere Assembly Plant, located 60 miles west of Chicago, following a $350 million investment.

The Wrangler’s move from the south to the north plant represents the second step of the Company’s two-phased, $3.5 billion industrialization plan to realign its U.S. manufacturing operations to expand the Jeep and Ram brands. FCA US has invested $700 million to retool the north plant for production of the all-new Wrangler and added 700 new jobs.

To date, more than 2 million Wranglers have rolled off the line of Toledo’s south plant.

Mopar/Jeep Performance Parts
Mopar is introducing more than 200 new Jeep Performance Parts and accessories for owners to personalize the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler for any adventure or lifestyle. New Mopar products available for the most capable SUV ever include Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) LED off-road lights, lifts kits, beadlock-capable wheels and rock rails, and first-ever Mopar accessories for the Wrangler, such as a roof rack for mounting Mopar carriers and a tailgate table compatible with the production Trail Rail storage system of the all-new Wrangler.

Mopar parts and accessories for the all-new Wrangler were created in close conjunction with the Jeep brand, engineering and the product design office through more than 100,000 hours of development, testing and validation. The strictest standards and factory-exclusive data — information not available to the aftermarket — were used to seamlessly integrate Mopar parts and accessories with the all-new Wrangler and deliver proper fit, finish and quality down to the color, grain, look and line of each product.

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

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All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler’s Modern Approach to an Authentic Design With a Focus on Improved Aerodynamics and Open-Air Experience

  • Rugged, sculptural design with a wide stance and trapezoidal wheel flares
  • Legendary seven-slot grille updated while staying true to heritage and inspired by Jeep® CJ model
  • Robust roofline and muscular fenders create an unmistakably Jeep profile
  • Iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps, both available with LEDs, provide distinctive Wrangler character
  • Dozens of different door, top and convenient fold-down windshield combinations allow for endless configuration possibilities
  • New half-door design available starting in 2019
  • Two-piece body-color fender flares with a black lower insert to give a raised profile are available on Rubicon and standard on Sahara models
  • Wrangler’s most sophisticated interior ever features sculpted forms, signature design elements, high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology
  • All-new available Sky One-Touch powertop is easy to use and strengthens Wrangler’s promise of utility and adventure
  • Available removable body-color hardtop contributes to a premium appearance and offers more options for open-air driving
  • Every model – Sport, Sahara and Rubicon – offers distinct appearance
  • Packed with popular available features, including an all-new Sky One-Touch powertop, two different hardtops, a soft top, heated front seats, heated telescoping/tilting steering wheel and an 8.4-inch Uconnect media center

Los Angeles Nov 29, 2017  –  The all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler features a sculptural design aesthetic that’s bold and functional, with a wide stance and trapezoidal wheel flares. Wrangler’s wide, muscular stance stays true to the original design while providing a fresh, modern take on an iconic profile.

“The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is a fresh, bold, and authentic Jeep design that is immediately recognizable as the icon of the brand,” said Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design, FCA – North America. “With its rugged stance, muscular body forms and robust proportions, the all-new Wrangler has been designed with a deep respect for tradition and a focus on improving the Jeep open-air experience.”

Modern take on authentic Jeep Wrangler design
The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler builds on a sculptural design aesthetic that is immediately recognizable as the icon of the brand with its traditional Jeep design cues. The Wrangler’s new exterior design is bold and rugged with a wide stance and lowered beltline with bigger windows for better outward visibility, especially out on the trails.

A robust roofline and muscular fenders create an unmistakably Jeep profile. Two-piece body-color fender flares with a black lower insert give a raised profile, and are standard on Sahara and available on Rubicon models.

Jeep’s design team gave the legendary seven-slot grille an updated look that now shows both outer grille slats intersecting with the headlights, paying homage to the Jeep CJ. The top of the keystone-shaped grille has been gently swept back for improved aerodynamics.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler features a traditional clamshell hood with new distinctive hood latches, while the dual-vented Power Dome hood is standard on Rubicon models.

The windshield’s rake has been optimized for improved aerodynamics and features a new four-bolt design at the top of the windshield to fold down quickly and easily. All Wrangler models feature a new rubber windshield bumper design, which incorporates the footmen’s loop, windshield washer nozzle and hood bumpers into one part. A new header bar now connects the A-pillars and stays in place even when the windshield is folded down. This allows the rearview mirror to remain in place with the windshield folded.

New lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors combined with door pins that are staggered lengths allow for ease of installation and removal. The Torx bit tool size is now stamped directly onto the aluminum door hinge to eliminate guessing which tool size is needed to remove the doors. A new half-door design will be available starting in 2019.

A new aluminum and magnesium swing gate gives way to a wider opening, making it easier to load bulky objects. A stamped metal information plaque adorns the inside of the swing gate and is reminiscent of those on the original Jeep Willys.

The rear license plate holder now sits on the rear bumper to accommodate the spare tire, which has been lowered to enhance rearward visibility. An integrated spoiler combined with rounded roof edges helps air pass over the vehicle. The rear wiper has also been relocated to the bottom of the glass to enhance rearward visibility.

Available LED headlamps and fog lamps on Sahara and Rubicon models offer crisp white lighting and add to the Wrangler’s distinctive look. The forward turn signals – standard LEDs on Sahara and Rubicon – are positioned on the front of the trapezoid wheel flares, while the daytime running lights now form a halo around the outside perimeter of the headlights. From behind, traditional square tail lamps feature available LED lighting on Sahara and Rubicon models.

The short front and rear overhangs, and available steel bumpers with removable end caps, enable an unrivaled approach angle, which helps give Wrangler its legendary capability.

As the only true open-air 4×4 SUV on the market, Wrangler continues to offer a variety of top options, including an all-new Sky One-Touch powertop, available on Sahara and Rubicon 4-door models, which is easy to use and strengthens Wrangler’s promise of utility and adventure by allowing occupants to retract the full-length open canvas roof with a push of a button. The rear quarter windows are removable for even more open-air freedom.

An all-new premium Sunrider soft top, available on all Wrangler models, has been improved and provides an easy open-air option that quiets road noise. The new soft top relies on clock springs to help quickly raise and lower the top.

Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models share a body-color hardtop option, offering a unique, premium appearance, while a black three-piece hardtop, available on all Wrangler models, offers even more options for open-air driving. Integrated gutter rails above the doors and a rear cargo window enable the simple installation of a roof rack system.

Customers have the choice of seven available wheel designs in sizes ranging from 17 to 18 inches.

The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will have 10 exterior colors from which to choose: Black, Bright White, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, Hella Yella, Ocean Blue Metallic, Punk ’n Metallic, Sting-Gray, Mojito! and Billet Silver Metallic.

The classic round headlights, trapezoidal two-piece wheel flares, removable doors, new half doors, exposed hinges now with the Torx bit tool number stamped into the hinge, fold-down windshield, innovative removable hard and soft tops and an all-new Sky One-Touch powertop allow Wrangler to retain the brand’s iconic appearance and function.

With room for five adults, Jeep Wrangler remains the only four-door 4×4 open-air vehicle on the market.

Authentic interior design boasts premium features and technology
The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s interior combines authentic styling, versatility, comfort and intuitive feature use. Precision craftsmanship and high-quality materials are found throughout the cabin.

The center console integrates the functional features of the Wrangler, including gear shift selection, transfer case and parking brake. The center stack houses climate and volume control knobs, media charging and connectivity ports and Engine Stop-Start (ESS) control – all easily within reach of the front occupants. Real bolts on the shifter and grab handle celebrate genuine construction methods. The grippy Commando over-mold texture wraps the redesigned instrument panel grab handle and the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen frame.

A push-button starter, featuring a weather-proof surround, makes its debut on the 2018 Wrangler as standard equipment, and is easily located within the driver’s reach.

Painted mid-bolster panels compliment the horizontal dashboard layout and features colors and finishes dictated by the model choice. Sport models feature Satin Silver panels, while Sahara models feature Grillz Silver or an optional premium leather-wrapped dashboard. HVAC vents are surrounded by Platinum Chrome plated bezels for a precise and premium appearance. Standard cloth or optional leather-contoured seats with contrasting stitching feature adjustable bolster and lumbar support. The rear seat’s angle has been improved to optimize rear occupant comfort. The driver and front passenger soft-molded door trim panels are soft to the touch and feature lengthened armrests for additional comfort.

New Lift-Assist handles under each door armrest feature an integrated pull-cup design that makes door removal quicker and easier than ever. Convenience features include passive entry with Keyless Go.

A 7- or available 8.4-inch touchscreen houses the fourth-generation Uconnect system and now sits prominently atop the center stack. A 5-inch touchscreen is standard on Wrangler Sport. Directly below the touchscreen are functional features such as climate and volume control knobs and media connectivity ports.

The instrument display cluster features a 3.5- or 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) information LED display. The 7-inch configurable LED display allows the driver to configure displayed information, such as current media being played, tire-pressure monitoring, or digital speed readout. Integrated buttons on the steering wheel control audio, voice, and speed functions, and allow the driver to keep their hands on the wheel. Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models now feature a telescope/tilt steering wheel function.

There are two USB ports up front and two in reach of occupants in the back seat that connect to the media center. Standard 12-volt accessory outlets are located throughout the Wrangler, and a 115-volt AC outlet is available to power select three-pronged home electronics.

Clever storage solutions are found throughout the 2018 Wrangler, including durable mesh pockets that extend the entire length of the doors and numerous phone storage areas. In the rear cargo area, the available subwoofer is now located on the right side and an under-floor storage area behind the rear seat provides room to secure small items out of sight. The glove box is now damped and like the center console, can be locked to safely secure valuables when the top is down. The available all-new Trail Rail cargo management system allows easy access to the contents in the cargo area and provides additional storage options to organize and secure cargo.

The three available color interior palettes in the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler were inspired by active lifestyle adventures around the world.

Mountainous terrain inspired the Wrangler Sport’s interior. The Peak embossed fabric shows off a toughness and edge representative to what a Wrangler is. The choice of a Black McKinley or Heritage Tan interior with tonal accent stitching is indicative of the adventurous environment that is to come. The Platinum Silver mid-bolster, along with the unique Anodized Carbon bezel rings, top off Wrangler Sport’s interior.

The premium interior found in Wrangler Sahara models features Black McKinley leather, wrapped Monaco vinyl and topstitched with Light Tungsten accent stitching, and Platinum Chrome bezels. The unique Grillz paint on the mid-bolster sets the tone for the two-tone Heritage Tan and Black McKinley leather interior with Light Tungsten stitching. Like the Sport, Sahara models also feature Peak embossed fabric that demonstrates a toughness synonymous with Wrangler.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon features an exclusive interior and is available with cloth or leather seating.

The Rubicon interior features Maddox fabric cloth seats embossed with a honeycomb pattern and Ruby Red accent stitching. Both leather or cloth seats feature an embossed “Rubicon” logo on the seat back and red mesh side storage pockets featured on the bottom of the doors. “Redicial Red” paint on the dashboard’s mid-bolster and stitching on the seats, center armrest, door armrests, leather steering wheel, shifter sleeves, bezels, and dashboard add a burst of color to the interior. Like the Sahara, Rubicon models also feature the eye-catching Platinum Chrome bezels.

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Delivers Legendary Off-road Capability With Improved On-road Driving Dynamics

  • Unmatched capability with body-on-frame 4×4 architecture for even more off-road capability and improved on-road performance
  • Wrangler’s fully boxed frame has been optimized to reduce weight while providing increased strength in critical areas
  • Lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors, hinges, hood, fenders and magnesium swing gate help reduce weight and boost fuel economy
  • All Wrangler models now feature electro-hydraulic power steering as standard equipment for improved steering feel and fuel economy
  • An advanced five-link suspension system delivers unmatched capability and improved road manners
  • Solid front and rear axles, locking differentials and a disconnecting front sway bar continue to make Wrangler the most capable production vehicle ever
  • Industry-leading approach angle (44 degrees), breakover angle (27.8 degrees), departure angle (37 degrees) and ground clearance (10.9 inches)
  • Standard electronic stability control, trailer-sway control, electronic roll mitigation, brake traction control and Hill-start Assist
  • Wrangler features optimal ride and sound characteristics for a quieter cabin

Los Angeles Nov 29, 2017  –  The all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler receives a multitude of enhancements versus its predecessor to optimize the ride, handling and sound characteristics while reducing weight and improving fuel economy. Utilizing a body-on-frame design and featuring a five-link suspension system, Wrangler delivers even more capability, with improved on-road driving dynamics, ride comfort and passenger safety.

“The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is an authentic Jeep SUV that further improves on its legendary off-road capability,” said John Mrozowski, Vehicle Line Executive – FCA US LLC. “Additionally, the new Wrangler adds improved on-road driving dynamics and comfort in all weather conditions.”

Proven body-on-frame design is the foundation for legendary Jeep capability
The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s body-on-frame design is bolstered by eight body mounts on two-door models and 10 on the four-door. A fully boxed frame utilizes high-strength steel in all critical areas and hydroformed sections of the front rails set a strong foundation to better handle the front suspension load. Galvanized frame components are utilized for improved corrosion protection. In total, five boxed cross members are used on Wrangler.

To protect critical components while on the trail, including the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic transmission oil pan, Wrangler employs four skid plates and bars. Rubicon models benefit from the use of heavy gauge tubular steel rock rails to curtail potential body damage inflicted while out on the trail.

New for 2018, a header bar now connects the A-pillars and stays in place even when the windshield is folded down. This allows the rearview mirror to remain in place with the windshield folded.

The use of lightweight, high-strength aluminum closures, including the doors, door hinges, hood, fender flares and magnesium swing gate help reduce weight and boost fuel economy.

Other ways the Jeep engineering team looked to reduce weight included using hollow track and stabilizer bars, aluminum engine mounts and steering gear, and a larger, lighter master cylinder.

For 2018, Wrangler continues to utilize the proven five-link coil suspension configuration. Wrangler’s front suspension features a lateral control arm and four longitudinal control arms. Full width track bars made of forged steel control lateral movement of the axle with minimal angle change during suspension travel. The roll center height has been raised and the spring rates retuned to provide a comfortable ride when traveling around town.

The five-link rear suspension features two upper and two lower forged steel control arms for longitudinal control and a track bar for lateral axle control. The fuel tank is positioned in a central location and the control arms are located outside of the frame rails. The rear shocks are splayed (angled inboard at the top) to provide consistent damping.

The shocks have been retuned and demonstrate optimum balance between on-road handling and legendary off-road capability. Ride comfort, body roll control and handling is significantly improved with new shock tuning, hard points and body mount strategy.

On Wrangler Rubicon models, an electronic front sway bar disconnect is featured to provide additional wheel travel when the terrain calls for it.

An industry-leading approach angle of 44 degrees, breakover angle of 27.8 degrees, departure angle of 37 degrees and a ground clearance of 10.9 inches allows Wrangler to go anywhere.

Wrangler also benefits from up to 30 inches of water fording and up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity with the available towing package.

Electro-hydraulic power steering
All Wrangler models now feature electro-hydraulic power steering to deliver a more natural steering feel and improved fuel economy. The steering system’s pump draws power from an electric motor that activates when it senses driver input and applies a variable amount of torque to assist the driver while steering. The electric motor works with an adaptive engine control unit (ECU) to monitor steering speed, steering wheel angle and vehicle speed. This allows for variable amounts of steering assistance to be applied, for example, when more is needed at low speeds maneuvering through a parking lot, or less when at highway speeds to enhance vehicle stability.

Wrangler’s steering knuckles face outward into the wheel envelopes and reduce scrub radius. This allows for improved steering stability while braking and enhances steering input, including bump steer when going over uneven surfaces.

The roll center height has been raised on Wrangler and overall turning radius improved. Curb-to-curb turning circle is a snug 34.5 feet on Wrangler and 40.8 feet on Wrangler four-door models.

Both Wrangler two-door and four-door models feature electro-hydraulic power steering as standard equipment with a steering ratio of 17.4:1 for two-door models and 15.6:1 for the four-door. Wrangler’s steering wheel can go from lock-to-lock in 3.5 turns for two-door models and 3.2 turns for four-door models.

Braking system and electronic stability control
The all-new 2018 Wrangler features larger brakes to improve stopping power when compared to the outgoing model. Stopping distance, brake noise, pedal feel and rotor life have all been improved as a result. A larger, lighter master cylinder, new full-time electric vacuum pump and redesigned pedals are also utilized to optimize braking performance.

Wrangler Sport models now feature 12.9 inch x .94 inch vented rotors while Sahara and Rubicon models use 12.9 inch x 1.1 inch vented rotors. Wrangler Sport features 1.9-inch twin piston, floating calipers up front and 1.8-inch single piston, floating calipers in back. Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models feature two-inch twin piston, floating calipers in front and 1.9-inch single piston, floating calipers in the rear. The total swept front brake area on all Wrangler models is 75 square inches.

In back, Wrangler Sport models feature 12.9 inch x .47-inch rotors with cast iron, floating calipers while Sahara and Rubicon models use 13.4 inch x .55 inch rotors with cast iron, floating calipers. Total swept area for the rear brakes is 62 square inches on Sport and Sahara models and 66.8 square inches on Rubicon. All Wrangler models features a parking brake with a drum-in-hat design.

As part of Jeep’s commitment to safety, four-wheel disc brakes and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard. The ESC system works with the anti-lock brake system (ABS) and includes sensors on all four wheels that are all monitored for wheel slip, particularly when deteriorating conditions in snow, ice, mud and wet pavement arise. If the system detects wheel slip, the brakes are applied to assist in keeping Wrangler on its desired path.

The ABS and ESC systems have been optimized for both on- and off-road conditions and demonstrated by the ESC system’s ability to operate in three different modes – “full on,” “full off” and “partial on.”

Other systems that work under ESC include electronic roll mitigation, which uses sensors positioned at the center of the vehicle to detect yaw and apply the brakes when needed, and trailer-sway control, which reduces trailer sway and bolsters vehicle handling when demanding conditions, such as crosswinds, are detected. Brake traction control monitors and reduces wheel spin during hard acceleration from a stop or at low speeds in low traction situations by applying the brake to the wheel(s) that is slipping.

Quiet interior environment
Jeep engineers optimized the 2018 Wrangler’s structural design through the powertrain mounting system to isolate powertrain, wind and road noise. Both the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and all-new 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine’s noise are hardly noticeable while idling. On the 3.6-liter V-6, all necessary accessories are mounted right to the engine without the use of excess brackets. This allows all accessories, including the air conditioner compressor and alternator, to be anchored firmly, and are impermeable to vibration and noise. This clever design allows the 2018 Jeep Wrangler to boast improved interior sound quality.

Nearly 4 million miles of testing
The all-new Wrangler has undergone more than 3.9 million miles of testing – one of the highest totals ever for any FCA US vehicle. Extreme-weather testing occurred in various environments, including the scorching Arizona heat and blistering cold of Alaska, for weeks at a time. Wrangler was also subjected to global test miles in areas such as China, Brazil, India, Australasia and Italy. In addition to all laboratory and standardized tests, the all-new Wrangler traversed Northern Michigan mud and the Rubicon Trail.

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Combines Legendary 4×4 Systems With Advanced, Fuel-efficient Powertrains

  • Four combinations of fuel-efficient powertrain options, including choice of two gasoline and one diesel engine
    • 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine is mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission
      • An all-new eTorque technology system improves fuel economy
    • 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is standard with a new six-speed manual and available with a new eight-speed automatic transmission
    • 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine available on Wrangler 4-door models mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission available starting in 2019
    • Engine Stop-Start (ESS) standard with 3.6-liter V-6 and 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 automatic powertrains
  • Standard six-speed manual and optional TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmissions deliver refined, smoother shift performance
  • Legendary capability in any condition, with two available 4×4 systems
    • Command-Trac with 2.72:1 low range and neutral gear for flat tow capability
    • Rock-Trac with 4:1 low-gear ratio and is bolstered by Tru-Lok electronic locking differentials and an electronic front sway-bar disconnect
    • New Selec-Trac two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel-drive mode available on Sahara models is intuitive and offers continuous power to the front and rear axles
    • Next-generation solid Dana front and rear axles with available Trac-Lok rear limited slip differential
      • 3.45 rear axle ratio standard on Sport and Sahara
      • 4.10 axle ratio standard on Rubicon models
    • New heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles standard on Rubicon models
    • Available Trac-Lok limited slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations
    • Unmatched crawl ratios:
      • Rubicon manual: 84.2:1
      • Rubicon auto: 77.2:1
      • Sport/Sahara manual: 48.18:1
      • Sport/Sahara auto: 44.20:1

Los Angeles Nov 29, 2017  –  The all-new Jeep® Wrangler will offer two different gasoline engines, one diesel engine and four different powertrain combinations.

A 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine will be available on Wrangler 4-door models starting in 2019. The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque technology is optional while the proven, fuel-efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is standard with Engine Stop-Start (ESS).

“The all-new Jeep Wrangler will offer three different engines, including a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, for vastly improved fuel efficiency,” said Bob Lee, Vice President and Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering, FCA – North America. “Additionally, the eight-speed transmission is available to further enhance the drivability and efficiency of Jeep’s off-road icon.”

Legendary go-anywhere Jeep capability
The icon of the Jeep brand, the new 2018 Wrangler, is the most capable sport-utility vehicle (SUV) ever, with two advanced available driveline systems offering unmatched capability no matter the conditions.

Wrangler Sport and Sahara models are equipped with the Command-Trac 4×4 system, featuring a part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio.

Rubicon models are equipped with the Rock-Trac 4×4 system, featuring a two-speed transfer case with a 4:1 low-range gear ratio, front and rear next-generation Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lok electric front- and rear-axle lockers, and electronic sway bar disconnect.

A new Selec-Trac two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel-drive (4WD) mode available on the Sahara model offers continuous power to the front and rear axles and is easy to use.

Available Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.

Command-Trac
The Command-Trac 4×4 system with the NV241 transfer case helps get through any off-road obstruction and any weather condition. This 4×4 system can be engaged even while in motion – up to speeds of 55 miles per hour (mph) and features a 2.72:1 low range for rock crawling, and has the ability to be flat towed while in neutral. Wrangler Sport and Sahara models equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission benefit from a 48.18:1 crawl ratio, while Sport and Sahara models with the eight-speed automatic transmission feature a 44.20:1 crawl ratio.

Rock-Trac
Standard on Wrangler Rubicon models, the Rock-Trac 4×4 system with an enhanced NV241 OR transfer case offers even more capability and a 4:1 low gear ratio. Wrangler Rubicon’s off-road prowess is bolstered by all-new Tru-Lok electronic locking differentials and an electronic front sway-bar disconnect.

Wrangler Rubicon models equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission boast an 84.2:1 crawl ratio. Rubicon models with the eight-speed automatic transmission feature a 77.2:1 crawl ratio.

New Selec-Trac two-speed transfer case with full-time 4WD mode
For the first time in Wrangler’s history, a Selec-Trac two-speed transfer case with full-time 4WD and a low range is available on Sahara models. This new full-time two-speed transfer case is intuitive and allows the driver to set it and forget it while constantly sending power to the front and rear axles.

Drivetrain choices
Three different engines – two gasoline and one diesel – will be available, while an all-new standard six-speed manual transmission and new optional eight-speed automatic transmission are available. The proven, fuel-efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is standard with ESS.

2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine
The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque technology is rated a best-in-class 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine’s torque output surpasses that of the V-6 engine offered in Wrangler. An all-new eTorque system improves fuel economy, launch performance and driver comfort during start/stop operations.

The eTorque system’s hybrid functions include auto stop/start, electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging and regenerative braking. Both the engine and fuel flow may be turned off during stops, coasting or when the engine is decelerating.

The all-new 2.0-liter I-4 engine features a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger with an electronically actuated waste gate for exceptional responsiveness and performance, even while traversing over difficult terrain. The turbo is mounted directly to the cylinder head to improve durability. A dedicated cooling circuit lowers the temperature of the intake air, throttle body and turbocharger.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine is part of the Global Medium Engine architecture family and features Double Over Head Camshafts (DOHC), dual independent camshaft timing and a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (C-EGR) system. This is the first time that the combined use of a twin-scroll turbocharger, C-EGR system, Central Direct Injection and the independent liquid cooling intake of air, throttle body and turbo have been employed together. This combination of technologies enables the high levels of performance and reduces fuel consumption.

Direct injection, coupled with turbocharging, enables more efficient combustion and increased performance. The 2.0-liter I-4 engine’s fuel pump supplies the engine’s 2,900-psi high-pressure common-rail injection system. These high pressures produce better fuel atomization and allow for more precise fuel delivery than port fuel-injected systems, which in turn improves both performance and efficiency.

A variable displacement two-stage oil pump provides high oil pressure under high speed and load, but switches to a low-pressure mode for improved fuel economy during typical driving conditions. The piston cooling jet operation is managed by the two-stage oil pump to enhance fuel economy under normal driving conditions while improving durability under demanding, high-load engine operation. A large capacity oil cooler extends the oil change interval and ensures engine durability.

The cast aluminum alloy cylinder head features a central injector and high tumble intake ports. This combination provides increased charge motion and balanced airflow for improved fuel efficiency and performance. Cast-aluminum pistons with a 10:1 compression ratio have four valve pockets to accommodate the dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system. Each cylinder bore is fitted with gallery-mounted piston oil squirters to limit piston temperatures, reduce spark knock and increase piston durability.

The 2.0-liter I-4 engine features a low-pressure, sand cast-aluminum block with cast-in iron liners. The bore diameter is 84 mm and the stroke is 90 mm. Total displacement is 1,995 cc.

A water-cooled, integrated exhaust manifold helps reduce turbo inlet temperatures while providing increased engine reliability.

An inverted tooth primary chain drives both the intake and exhaust camshafts and minimizes noise. Camshafts are robotically assembled using hollow shafts and have polished cam journals to reduce weight and improve durability for start-stop engine operation. The use of hollow shafts provides a 3.5 lbs. weight reduction when compared to an equivalent solid shaft.

Select-fit main and rod bearings enable reduced clearances to help lower system oil demand and oil pumping effort. In addition, floating piston pins utilize Diamond Like Coating (DLC) for reduced friction.

The ignition system includes a high-energy ignition coil for better fuel efficiency and precious-metal spark plugs with iridium and platinum provide lasting durability. Located in the center of the cam cover, the spark plugs are easily accessible when service is required. Sodium-filled exhaust valves and plasma-coated piston rings also help extend the engine’s life and bolster durability.

3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with ESS
Engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is rated at 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. ESS is now standard on all Wrangler models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. An all-new six-speed manual transmission is standard on all Wrangler models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, and a new eight-speed automatic transmission is optional.

Known for its refinement, power, efficiency and adaptability, there are more than 5 million 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engines on the road today. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler benefits from the popular V-6 engine’s low-range torque, which is needed when out on the trails or whenever the conditions call for it.

The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine employs a two-step variable-valve lift (VVL) cooled exhaust-gas circulation (EGR) and innovative weight-reduction strategies that boost the engine’s efficiency and performance. The system is designed to remain mostly in low-lift mode until the customer demands more power, then it responds by switching to high-lift mode for improved combustion. The result is less overall pumping work, which on its own, helps improve fuel economy.

ESS, which is now standard equipment on all 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engines in Wrangler, is driven by a high-speed and high-durability starter, which reduces crank time for quicker restarts. With ESS, acceleration is always aligned with driver inputs. Passive accelerator application is met with measured throttle response; hard inputs trigger aggressive starts. There’s no waiting for either.

How ESS works:

  • Engine controls constantly monitor vehicle speed
  • When the vehicle brakes to a stop, fuel flow is cut and the engine turns off to improve fuel economy
  • Robust batteries maintain other vehicle systems so in-cabin comfort is unaffected
  • The engine automatically restarts when the brake pedal is released

If the driver chooses to forgo the benefits of ESS, the feature can be deactivated with the push of a button, then reactivated when the vehicle is restarted via the push button starter.

3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine with ESS
The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine will be available starting in 2019. Wrangler four-door models will offer a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. or torque, with ESS standard. A new eight-speed automatic transmission is standard and was designed to handle an increased torque output.

FCA US engineers adapted the engine – manufactured by FCA-owned V.M. Motori – to meet the NAFTA region’s regulatory requirements.

The EcoDiesel V-6 engine implements new turbocharger technology with a low-friction bearing designed for low end and transient performance. The third-generation EcoDiesel V-6 engine also features low-friction pistons to improve fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and an enhanced combustion system – new injector nozzle, piston bowl and glow plug with integrated combustion pressure sensor to optimize combustion.

The EcoDiesel’s fuel pump supplies the engine’s 2,000-bar (29,000-psi) high-pressure common-rail injection system.

The engine also benefits from MultiJet 2 technology, which enables Injection Rate-Shaping – fuel injection that is modulated to mitigate noise and improve low-speed throttle response, while reducing fuel consumption.

The system’s high-dispersion nozzles and advanced-technology servovalve can accommodate up to seven fuel-injection events per cylinder cycle.

Proven eight-speed transmission
The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler offers the FCA US-manufactured TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, enabling the vehicle to optimize engine output while on the trails or enjoying smooth, efficient power delivery at highway speeds. The eight-speed automatic is available on all Jeep Wrangler models.

Wrangler four-door models equipped with the 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine utilizes an even more robust version of the eight-speed automatic transmission to handle the elevated torque output.

As in other FCA US vehicles, the Wrangler’s eight-speed automatic transmission offers a responsive driving experience. Whether commuting during the week or rock crawling on the weekend, customers will enjoy a smooth, linear power delivery and improved fuel efficiency.

A unique set of two overdrive ratios improve highway fuel economy and reduce overall noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels.

The fully electronic, eight-speed automatic transmission features the on-the-fly shift-map changing with Auto Stick manual shift capability.

The sophisticated transmission software relies on many input parameters to determine the appropriate driving conditions and adjusts shift pattern in response to these driving conditions to offer the best possible fuel economy and drivability balance. The result is automatic shifting ideally attuned to the performance requirements of almost any driving demand.

The transmission’s gear ratios afford the right response at the right time, from crawling over obstructions on the trail to smooth power delivery at highway speeds, a product of smaller ratio steps between the gears.

The ratios are:

1st – 4.71
2nd – 3.14
3rd – 2.10
4th – 1.67
5th – 1.29
6th – 1.00
7th – 0.84
8th – 0.67
Rev – 3.30

The Jeep Wrangler’s eight-speed automatic transmission provides a more responsive driving experience with quicker acceleration and smoother shifting. The wide ratio spread delivers an aggressive first gear ratio of 4.71 for low-end performance and small gear ratio steps provide smooth transitions from gear-to-gear.

However, a Jeep SUV isn’t a Jeep SUV unless it delivers superior off-road performance. Uniquely suited to the requirements of the Wrangler Rubicon model, the eight-speed automatic transmission delivers a 77.2:1 crawl ratio setting. The improved 4×4 performance benefits from a 4.71 first-gear ratio coupled with a 4.1:1 final drive to deliver unmatched capability.

All-new, fun-to-drive six-speed manual transmission
New 2018 Jeep Wrangler models are equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission. This transmission features a unique design that features new gear ratios for improved crawl ratio performance, a new gear pattern, and a cable-operated shift design that eliminates movement and improves sound isolation.

The revised shift pattern now features improved shift accuracy, a more comfortable shifting position and 50 percent shorter shifter throws than that of the outgoing Wrangler model.

A 4.41 ratio spread offers improved fuel efficiency at faster speeds and delivers quick acceleration with smooth, precise shift quality.

The ratios are:

1st – 5.13
2nd – 2.63
3rd – 1.54
4th – 1.00
5th – 0.81
6th – 0.72
Rev – 4.49

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Packed With More Than 75 Available Advanced Safety and Security Features

  • All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler offers more than 75 advanced safety and security features, including:
    • ParkView rear backup camera and rear park assist sensors
    • Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection systems
  • Four standard air bags, including seat-mounted side pelvic-thorax air bags
  • Roadside assistance and SOS call, featuring overhead console-mounted buttons for emergency services, roadside assistance, Uconnect Customer Care and non-collision related emergencies
  • All-speed traction control applies individual brakes alone or in combination with engine torque limitation to prevent wheel slip

Los Angeles Nov 29, 2017  –  Safety and security were paramount in the development of the all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler, which offers more than 75 available active and passive safety and security features. Available features include: Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and four standard air bags.

Standard and available safety and security features on the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler include:

  1. Active turn signals: Turn signal flashes three times when stalk is depressed for one second to indicate a lane change
  2. Adjustable head restraints: Helps limit movement of occupant’s head during a collision.  Can be adjusted to accommodate driver’s height
  3. Advanced multistage air bags: Selects an inflation force appropriate to the severity of an impact. Meets FMVSS 208 advanced air bag requirements for smaller, out-of-position occupants
  4. All-speed traction control system: Part of the standard anti-lock brake system (ABS), helps keep driving wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or during all speeds by applying individual brakes alone or in combination with engine torque limitation to prevent wheel slip
  5. Anti-lock brake system (ABS): Senses and helps prevent wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions
  6. Anti-lock brake system with rough-road detection: Anti-lock brake system is capable of detecting if the vehicle is driving on a rough road by the oscillations in the wheel speed signals. When rough road is detected on off-road surfaces or trails, ABS enters a different wheel slip control where it will allow more wheel slip to build up surface material in front of the wheels
  7. Auto-dimming rearview mirror: Auto-dimming mirror automatically reduces glare from bright light allowing the driver to have a clearer view of the road ahead
  8. Automatic headlamps: Headlamps turn on and off automatically depending on exterior light levels and when the windshield wipers are turned on or off
  9. BeltAlert: Activates a chime and/or illuminates an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver and front passenger to buckle up if a vehicle is driven without belted front-seat occupants
  10. Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM): Uses dual narrow band radar sensors to aid the driver when changing lanes or if being passed by or passing unseen vehicles. The system notifies the driver of vehicle(s) in their blind spot via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  11. Brake-lock differential system (BLDS): Allows the vehicle to maintain forward motion if up to three wheels lose traction by selectively and aggressively applying brakes to the spinning wheels
  12. Brake-throttle override: Allows driver to stop the vehicle quicker, when throttle and brake inputs occur simultaneously; electronic throttle control reduces engine-power output until vehicle stops or pedal inputs cease
  13. Brake/park interlock: Prevents the transmission from being shifted out of “Park” unless the brake pedal is applied
  14. Center high-mount stop lamp: Illuminates when brakes are applied; makes the vehicle more visible in traffic
  15. Child-protection rear door locks: Disables the rear doors’ inside-release handle by adjusting a small lever on the door-shut face
  16. Child seat anchor system: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) designed to ease installation of compatible aftermarket child seats
  17. Constant-force retractors (CFR): Helps regulate the force exerted on the occupants by the seat belts by gradually releasing seat-belt webbing in a controlled manner
  18. Daytime running lamps (DRL): Lights that illuminate during daytime conditions, increasing the vehicle’s visibility to other drivers
  19. Driver information display (DID) instrument cluster display: Offers drivers a wide range of customization options, from a basic analog read-out to a full digital display that clearly communicates vehicle information with easy-to-understand icons. Information includes trip, outside temperature, tire pressure monitoring and more
  20. Dual-note electric horns: Produces two different tones at the same time, to help cut through ambient noise
  21. Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by turning on the interior lighting, flashing the hazard lights and unlocking the doors on the Wrangler after air bag deployment. Also shuts off flow of fuel to the engine
  22. Electronic brake-force distribution: Assists the driver to optimize stopping distances and control under all vehicle loading conditions by regulating braking pressure front-to-rear
  23. Electronic roll mitigation (ERM): An extension of electronic stability control (ESC). Uses input from ESC sensors to help anticipate if the vehicle may be at risk of entering a potential roll situation, then applies the brakes individually and modulates the throttle position as needed to reduce the potential of a vehicle rollover
  24. Electronic stability control (ESC): Enhances driver control and helps maintain directional stability under all conditions. Provides the benefit in critical driving situations such as turns, and is valuable when driving on mixed surface conditions including snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible difference between driver input through the steering wheel and the vehicle’s path, ESC applies selective braking and throttle input to help guide the vehicle back onto the driver’s intended path
  25. Energy-absorbing steering column: The steering column has a tube-in-tube construction that absorbs energy by allowing one tube to move relative to the other. It also employs a calibrated bending element that deforms during column stroke for enhanced energy management
  26. Energy management system: Three front load paths designed from high-strength steel manage vehicle crush and minimize cabin intrusion
  27. Express down windows: One-touch powered express down window button located on the instrument panel
  28. Fog lamps: Lighting to provide additional visibility in fog or other poor weather conditions
  29. Front seat belt adaptive load limiters: Designed to minimize the chest loading in an impact event by regulating the force exerted on the occupant by the seat belt
  30. Front seat belt pretensioners: During a collision, impact sensors initiate front seat belt pretensioners to help remove slack in the seat belt system, thereby reducing the forward movement of the occupant’s head and torso
  31. Front and rear crumple zones: Specially formed structural members that crumple and absorb energy in a collision, helping protect the occupant cabin
  32. Front-seat mounted side pelvic thorax bags: Provide enhanced protection to the driver and front outboard passenger in certain impacts. Each side air bag has its own impact sensor that sends a signal to the Occupant Restraint Controller, which then triggers the air bag on the side where an impact occurs. Standard side air bags are housed within the outboard side of each front seat
  33. Full-size spare tire: Spare tire for use as a replacement for flat tire
  34. Global position sensor (GPS): Used for navigation guidance and electronic vehicle tracking
  35. Headlamp turn-off time delay: Headlamps remain on for a set period of time following vehicle shut off, clearly illuminating a walking path ahead of the vehicle
  36. Heated sideview mirrors: Prevents buildup of snow or ice on sideview mirrors to help maintain visibility
  37. Height-adjustable seat belts (front-row): Outboard seat belts feature height adjustment, allowing the seat belt to be placed comfortably for drivers of all sizes
  38. Hill-start Assist (HSA): Assists drivers of vehicles equipped with manual transmissions when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill by maintaining brake pressure for a short period of time after a driver’s foot is removed from the brake pedal. If throttle is not applied within that short period of time after the driver’s foot is removed from the brake pedal, brake pressure will be released
  39. Hill-descent Control: This feature allows the all-new Jeep Wrangler to descend steep grades with minimal driver input
  40. Hydraulic boost compensation: In the event of loss of brake booster vacuum, additional brake boost pressure will be supplied by the ESC hydraulic pump to help maintain normal braking assistance
  41. Intelligent battery sensor (IBS): Continually measures the flow of current into and out of battery; if the battery is running low, the system shuts off less-critical electrical systems to conserve power; an icon in the cluster denotes activation
  42. Keyless Enter-N-Go: When an individual enters the vehicle, electronic sensors detect that the vehicle key fob is present. The vehicle will then allow the individual to push a button to start the vehicle without having to insert a key into the ignition
  43. LED headlamps: Provide enhanced light output than conventional halogen reflector lamps for improved nighttime illumination
  44. LED tail lamps: Provide dual-function illumination (brake, stop, turn and running light functions); light-emitting diode technology ensures light output is consistent throughout the tail lamp
  45. Electric Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): State-of-the-art GPS-enabled stolen vehicle recovery system. EVTS includes nationwide tracking including 24/7 emergency service dispatch, security fence, arrival/departure notification, excessive speed notification and trace maps of past locations (in selected markets)
  46. Occupant restraint controller: Detects an impact and, in frontal collisions, determines whether frontal air bag deployment is appropriate and whether the primary or secondary stage inflation is appropriate.  In addition, the controller detects side impacts and determines whether the side seat-mounted (thorax protection) air bags should deploy. Activation of front seat belt pretensioners and adaptive load limiters are also managed through the controller
  47. Panic brake assist: Assists the driver to minimize stopping distances in a panic braking situation by building and maintaining the maximum brake pressure even when the driver does not apply maximum pressure to the brake pedal
  48. ParkSense rear park assist system: The system utilizes ultrasonic sensors at low speeds in reverse to detect stationary objects. If the system determines that a collision is imminent then it will provide a momentary, autonomous brake apply/brake jerk then release. At speeds below 7 km/h the system will bring the vehicle to a stop before releasing
  49. ParkView rear backup camera: Provides a wide-angle view of the area immediately behind the vehicle, giving the driver greater peace of mind when driving in reverse at low speeds. Contains dynamic grid lines to aid the driver when maneuvering into parking spaces or narrow areas. Also aids in lining up a trailer to the vehicle’s trailer hitch, when so equipped. The image is displayed on the navigation screen when the transmission is shifted into Reverse
  50. Rain brake support: Uses the ESC system to occasionally push the brake pads lightly against the brake rotors in rainy conditions in order to keep the rotors dry
  51. Ready Alert Braking (RAB): Anticipates situations when the driver may initiate an emergency brake stop and uses the ESC system to set the brake pads against the rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application
  52. Rear Cross Path detection: In parking lot situations, this system warns drivers backing out of parking spaces of traffic moving toward their vehicle. It activates any time the vehicle is in Reverse. The driver is notified of vehicle(s) crossing behind the vehicle via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  53. Rearwindow electric defrost: Automatically activates with remote start when ambient temperature is below a prescribed threshold
  54. Rear wiper: Maintain rear visibility during adverse weather conditions with Wrangler’s rear wiper, included with the available hard top
  55. Remote keyless entry: Locks and unlocks doors and turns on interior lamps. If the vehicle is equipped with a security alarm, the remote also arms and disarms that system
  56. Remote start: Conveniently starts the engine and activates key comfort settings based on ambient conditions by using the key fob while maintaining vehicle security
  57. Roadside assistance and SOS call: Overhead console-mounted buttons for emergency services, roadside assistance, Uconnect Customer Care and non-collision related emergencies
  58. Safety cage body structure: Helps to protect occupants by managing and controlling energy in the event of an impact
  59. Seat Belt Latch Dynamic Locking Tongue: Latch plate clamps the seat belt webbing when there is a crash and the occupant loads the seat belt.  This limits the amount of webbing that can be pulled into the lap portion of the belt
  60. Security alarm: Deters vandalism and theft, frequently lowering insurance premiums. The system protects the vehicle from theft by monitoring door-ajar switches and the ignition circuit for unauthorized entry
  61. Sentry Key engine immobilizer: Utilizes an engine key that has an embedded transponder with a preprogrammed security code to discourage vehicle theft. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random number to the transponder and the engine is allowed to start. If an incorrect key is used, the engine will shut off after a few seconds
  62. Side guard door beams: Reinforcement beams inside the doors that may help enhance occupant protection in a side crash
  63. Siri Eyes Free: Allows the user to use voice recognition to command a compatible Apple device without taking the hands off the wheel
  64. SiriusXM Traffic: Works with the vehicle’s navigation system to display traffic speed and flow information, along with accident information to assist drivers in routing around congested areas
  65. SiriusXM Travel Link: Real-time local fuel prices, weather conditions, sports scores and movie locations and times all featured in this subscription-based system provided by SiriusXM Radio
  66. Speed-sensitive Door Locks: System automatically locks doors when vehicle acceleration reaches prescribed threshold
  67. Steering Wheel-mounted audio controls: Lets the driver change radio mode, station and volume without taking eyes off of the road
  68. Three-point seat belts: Front outboard seating positions and all rear seating positions have lap and shoulder belts
  69. Tilt-and-telescoping steering column: Allows steering column to tilt and move toward or away from the driver to achieve comfortable distance from the air bag in the event of a crash
  70. Tire-pressure monitoring (TPM) system: Informs driver when tire pressure is too low
  71. Trailer-sway control (TSC): Reduces trailer sway and improve handling in adverse towing conditions caused by crosswinds and traffic. The system monitors the vehicle’s movement relative to the driver’s intended path, then applies alternating brake pressure to slow the vehicle and then increases the pressure on one front wheel in order to counteract the sway induced by the trailer
  72. Uconnect Access remote services: Enables registered Uconnect Access subscribers with compatible cell phones to lock or unlock their vehicles or activate panic alarm; can also activate remote start
  73. Uconnect Access Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance: Leverages GPS data-sending capability to help authorities find stolen vehicle
  74. Uconnect Drag and Drop menu bar: Drivers can drag key usage buttons and move them to their Uconnect system’s main menu bar for easier access
  75. Uconnect Voice Command: An in-vehicle, voice-activated communication system that allows drivers to operate a Bluetooth compatible phone with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. When the Bluetooth phone is initially connected, the contact list is automatically downloaded, synchronizing as many as 1,000 phone book entries, which can then be selected by simply saying a contact name. It also allows drivers to switch radio modes, tune to AM/FM and SiriusXM Radio stations and request real-time information (such as fuel prices) from SiriusXM Travel Link using natural voice commands. The handsfree option promotes safety, freedom, value and flexibility
  76. Universal garage door opener: Programmable radio frequency codes for garage door, security gate and security lighting

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Offers a Host of Advanced Technology Features, Including Fourth-generation 8.4-inch Display With Uconnect System

  • New fourth-generation Uconnect systems provide a range of available handsfree communication, entertainment and navigation features
  • The all-new Wrangler offers a standard 5-inch touchscreen or available fourth-generation Uconnect system with either a 7-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen display
  • Instrument cluster features an available 7-inch display with intuitive full-color graphics and personalization options
  • Apple CarPlay enables iPhone users to access Apple Maps, Messages, Phone and Apple Music through Siri Voice control or the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto enables easy and safe access to Google voice search, Google Maps and Google Play Music via the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen or steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • New 8.4-inch touchscreens offer multi-touch gestures with pinch, tap and swipe capability, vivid imagery, higher resolution and sharper graphics

Los Angeles Nov 29, 2017  –  The all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler offers three new Uconnect systems, delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features drivers and passengers desire, including a full-color LED instrument cluster. This marks the first-time Wrangler offers the new, fourth-generation Uconnect systems.

Fourth-generation Uconnect systems
The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler debuts with the fourth-generation Uconnect system that includes easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster start-up times and a touchscreen that displays high-resolution graphics.

Customers will have the choice of either a 5-, 7- or 8.4-inch touchscreen display in the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The available Uconnect systems are:

  • Uconnect 3 with 5-inch display
  • Uconnect 4 with 7-inch display
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-inch display

Available features and services include:

  • Handsfree phone calls or texts
  • Built-in radio options, which allow drivers and passengers to stream internet radio through Bluetooth or plug-in compatible personal devices in to USB or AUX ports
  • Uconnect Navigation with turn-by-turn directions
  • Touchscreen with customizable menu bar, using the Drag and Drop feature
    • Drag and drop the most used app icons to the main menu bar for one-screen usability
  • SiriusXM Radio, Travel Link, Traffic and Guardian connected services provide real-time information and a variety of entertainment options
    • Unlock or lock the vehicle with the available SiriusXM Guardian smartphone app
    • Send & Go sends the destination directly to the Uconnect Navigation system before entering the vehicle

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler models are equipped with the Uconnect 4 system and a 7-inch or 8.4-inch display, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto:

  • Apple CarPlay provides drivers with a smarter, simpler way to use an iPhone inside a vehicle. Apple CarPlay seamlessly integrates an iPhone with the vehicle’s built-in display and controls in addition to featuring Siri Voice control. iPhone-equipped drivers can make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, receive voice-guided navigation optimized for traffic conditions and more, while staying focused on the road
  • Android Auto automatically provides drivers with a safer way to use Android phones while driving. The system will share useful information when driving and makes it easy to access the best of Google. It features Google Maps with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance; on-demand access to 30 million songs with Google Play Music; the ability to place phone calls or send and receive messages while keeping your hands on the wheel; and the ability to ask Google to search any question. Android Auto also makes it easy to access popular apps and content from the Uconnect system’s touchscreen

Intuitive Uconnect Navigation system
The Uconnect 4C NAV offers built-in navigation standard, including 3-D imagery of landmarks, city models and digital terrain. Utilizing the large, 8.4-inch touchscreen, the Uconnect Navigation system delivers directions, lane guidance and points of interest. The touchscreen supports multi-touch gestures with pinch, tap and swipe capability. The all-new system features enhanced graphics and a one-step voice entry system so Jeep customers can easily say the address and navigate on the go.

SiriusXM Travel Link
SiriusXM Travel Link provides information and entertainment that can be operated via voice and is available on vehicles with the Uconnect 4C NAV. To make every trip more efficient, SiriusXM Travel Link provides premium data services and information, and includes:

  • Weather: shows coast-to-coast weather data, current conditions and five-day forecasts, detailed storm cell information, hurricane and tropical storm tracking, local wind speeds and even ski resort conditions
  • Fuel prices: lists prices, locations and distance to more than 120,000 fuel stations across the United States, and can have the navigation system route to a selected fuel station location. The feature also can search for fuel grade pricing for gasoline or diesel
  • Sports: in-game and final scores and weekly schedules from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, golf, and college football and basketball
  • Movies: uses listings from more than 4,500 movie theaters across the United States to help customers plan movie times, theater addresses, ratings, and run lengths ahead of time. Customers can use the navigation system to set a route to a selected theater location

SiriusXM Traffic
SiriusXM Traffic works with the vehicle’s navigation system to display traffic speed and flow information, along with accident information to assist drivers in routing around congested areas.

SiriusXM Radio
The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler offers its customers an expanded channel lineup from SiriusXM Radio with new exclusive programming.

SiriusXM Guardian Connected Services
The Uconnect4C NAV system features the connected services of SiriusXM Guardian, delivering advanced in-vehicle connectivity and useful apps for drivers and passengers. Features and services include:

  • In the event of a minor collision, medical or other emergency, the occupant can press the SOS button located on the rearview mirror to connect with a trained call center agent who can send emergency assistance to the vehicle’s location
  • Should the vehicle run out of fuel, get a flat tire or need a tow, pushing the Assist button can pinpoint vehicle location, sending help as quickly as possible
  • The vehicle can be started from virtually anywhere with the Uconnect smartphone app to warm or cool vehicle temperature before occupants enter
  • Use the SiriusXM Guardian smartphone app to easily search, map, and send locations directly to vehicle’s Uconnect Navigation system

4G Wi-Fi Hotspot on-the-go
The Uconnect 4C NAV system offers available 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot connectivity, with different data plan options, including an unlimited data plan.

  • Models in the United States offer a variety of data plans, including an unlimited data plan starting at $20 a month
  • 4G LTE network capability keeps customers and their families even more connected –  maximizing coverage, increasing responsiveness and offering higher speed connectivity
  • In-vehicle 4G Wi-Fi hotspot provides wireless internet connectivity to a laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Connect up to eight mobile devices inside the vehicle, or up to 50-feet away for those who wish to stay connected outside

Premium Sound System
The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler offers two sound systems:

  • Standard eight speakers
    • Two 2.5-inch speakers in the instrument panel
    • Two 4.5-inch front door speakers
    • Two 2.5-inch sound bar speakers
    • Two 4.5-inch sound bar subwoofers
  • Available premium Alpine audio system with nine speakers
    • Two 3.5-inch speakers in the instrument panel
    • Two 4.5-inch front door speakers
    • Two 3.5-inch sound bar speakers
    • Two 4.5-inch sound bar subwoofers
    • One 10-inch quad voice coil subwoofer

3.5-inch driver information display
For the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, filling the instrument cluster in front of the driver is the standard 3.5-inch driver information display. Fuel gauge and digital temperature display are strategically placed for easy reference while driving, and the crisp display is easily customizable to display preset information of the driver’s choice.

The reconfigurable 3.5-inch driver information display screen can be customized by the driver by scrolling through menus using the steering-wheel-mounted controls. Available menus include: speedometer, vehicle information, fuel economy, trip information, audio, stored messages, screen setup and settings, and turn-by-turn navigation, if the vehicle is equipped with navigation.

7-inch driver information display
A class-leading 7-inch full-color driver information display is available on 2018 Jeep Wrangler models. Featuring a reconfigurable function that enables drivers to personalize information inside the instrument cluster, the display is designed to visually communicate information, using graphics and text, quickly and easily.

The driver information display offers drivers a wide range of customization options, from a basic speed readout to specific vehicle status information. Operation of the display is clearly communicated to users with easy-to-understand icons and instructions. Using buttons on the steering wheel, drivers can customize the screen with as much or as little information as they desire. The system is intuitive and can be arranged for a variety of views. Additionally, the four corners of the display can be customized to show information at a glance, including current fuel economy, outside temperature, time and compass direction.

Once a main screen is chosen, it becomes the default setting, remembering the user’s selection upon restarting the Wrangler. Vehicle concerns are instantly reported to the driver via pop-up warning messages on the display. Text warning messages are automatically stored so a driver can review the message at their convenience.

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

Mopar Delivers More Than 200 New Jeep® Performance Parts and Accessories for All-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler

  • Mopar rolls out more than 200 new accessories and Jeep® Performance Parts for all-new Jeep Wrangler
  • Mopar is only source for factory-authorized, authentic products created with more than 100,000 hours of development together with the designers and engineers of the all-new Wrangler
  • New Jeep Performance Parts include lift kits, beadlock-capable wheels, off-road bumpers, LED off-road lights and unique rock rails that target hardcore trail enthusiasts
  • First-ever roof rack for all-new Wrangler allows mounting of a variety of lifestyle carriers for transporting gear
  • Additional new Mopar accessories include first-ever tailgate table compatible with production Trail Rail system, mesh and solid bikini tops, vehicle graphics, wheels, unique tire covers and more
  • 98 percent of Jeep Wrangler vehicles typically outfitted with at least one Mopar product

Los Angeles Nov 29, 2017  –  Mopar is introducing more than 200 new Jeep® Performance Parts and accessories, created or redesigned through more than 100,000 hours of factory-backed development, for owners to personalize the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler for any adventure or lifestyle. New Mopar products will be available at the launch of the all-new Wrangler in dealerships in January.

New Mopar products for the most capable SUV ever include Jeep Performance Parts lifts kits, beadlock-capable wheels, off-road bumpers, LED off-road lights and rock rails. First-ever Mopar accessories for the Wrangler include a roof rack for mounting a variety of lifestyle cargo carriers and a tailgate table compatible with the production Trail Rail storage system of the all-new Wrangler.

“An iconic vehicle such as Jeep Wrangler deserves nothing but the best, which is why the Mopar and Jeep brands have developed a new set of product solutions to meet the unique lifestyles of Wrangler owners,” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global. “Keep in mind that 98 percent of Wrangler vehicles are customized with at least one product from the Mopar portfolio, and you’ll understand why – from Jeep Performance Parts like winches and wheels to accessories, such as bikini tops and tailgate tables – Mopar has incorporated input from Wrangler owners in bringing to the marketplace the most powerful, reliable and authentic lineup of accessories and performance parts available.”

New Jeep Performance Parts for all-new Wrangler
All-new Jeep Wrangler owners who are serious about off-roading can choose from new additions to the Mopar brand’s line of Jeep Performance Parts. New Jeep Performance Parts LED off-road lights, available in 5- and 7-inch applications, pump out a maximum of 8,000 lumens, putting commercial and military grade illumination into the hands of hard-core off-roaders.

The off-road lights mount to the frame rails, winch guard or windshield via new Jeep Performance Parts off-road light brackets. A new auxiliary switch bank, featuring its own power distribution center offers an organized central area for operating accessories, such as the off-road lights, winch and other electrical-powered items.

New, unique Jeep Performance Parts rock rails are thicker and wider to protect the sculptural exterior, and feature the same coating used on Ram Truck bedliners to add a non-slip finish. A Wrangler Rubicon off-road bumper guards the modern and renowned Wrangler profile, maintaining factory standards and properly harmonizing with the design aesthetics of the new Wrangler.

Available new beadlock-capable 17-inch aluminum wheels feature a 12 mm offset and accommodate oversize tires to help tackle off-road conditions. Additional 17-inch five-spoke off-road wheel options are available in silver or black, as well as a “gear” design inspired by the Jeep Performance Parts logo. A 2-inch Lift Kit offers additional off-road clearance and, when paired with Wrangler high-top fender flares, can accommodate oversize 37-inch tires for serious off-road adventures.

First-ever Mopar accessories for all-new Jeep Wrangler
The Mopar roof rack is offered for the first time on the all-new Wrangler. Lifestyle cargo carriers, including a ski, snowboard and bicycle carrier, mount to the roof rack to assist in transporting gear and recreational equipment.

Also new is the Mopar tailgate table, which can be mounted to the new production Trail Rail storage system. The steel tailgate table opens out to create a utility space and beverage holder, and folds up for storage. Other options for the Trail Rail system include the new Mopar emergency first aid kit, improved to include individual pockets for kit contents, and a roadside assistance kit.

New Mopar accessories available for Wrangler include mesh and solid bikini tops, fitting the vehicle’s open-air, fun-and-freedom character while delivering protection from the sun when the hardtop is removed. New screen protectors, a first from Mopar for any vehicle, block dust and debris from cluttering Uconnect 7- and 8.4-inch display systems and even help to enhance visibility.

A few of the many additional Mopar accessories available include vehicle graphics, tire covers in a variety of style and designs, all-weather floor mats, molded cargo trays, grab handles and fuel doors.

Mopar Products for all-new Wrangler: Factory engineered, authentic quality
The Mopar brand’s line of Jeep Performance Parts and accessories for the all-new Wrangler was developed in close conjunction with the Jeep brand and product design office — more than 100,000 hours was spent on development, testing and validation before bringing the parts to market.

The strictest standards and factory-exclusive data — information not available to the aftermarket — were used to seamlessly integrate Mopar parts and accessories with the all-new Wrangler and deliver proper fit, finish and quality down to the color, grain, look and line of each product.

“Virtually every Mopar product for the all-new Wrangler is new, redeveloped or redesigned,” said Gorlier. “Our large, new product lineup for this legendary vehicle showcases how the Mopar brand has evolved over 80 years to support our owners in customizing their vehicles to fit any lifestyle.”

Below is additional information on just a few of the more than 200 all-new Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) and accessories available for the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler:

  • Roof rack (Part Number 82215387): Marking the first time a Mopar roof rack is offered on a Wrangler vehicle, a variety of lifestyle cargo carriers, such as a bicycle, ski and snowboard carrier, mount to the roof rack for transporting gear and equipment. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $295
  • JPP LED off-road lights: Military grade, 5-inch LED lights (82215385) shine at approximately 4,080 lumens each, or owners can go bigger and brighter with 7-inch lights (82215386) that pump out 8,000 lumens. JPP brackets are available to mount lights to the frame rails, winch guard or windshield. MSRP: $475/$725
  • Auxiliary switch bank (82215190): Create an organized central area for operating auxiliary accessories, such as JPP off-road lights. MSRP: $375
  • Tailgate table (82215416AB): Mounts to the Trail Rail storage system and conveniently flips out to form a handy utility space and beverage holder. MSRP: $225
  • 2-inch Lift Kit (multiple part numbers): Delivers additional off-road clearance, accommodates oversize tires and adds an aggressive appearance. MSRP: $1,495
  • Bikini tops (multiple part numbers): Mopar mesh and solid bikini tops deliver factory-engineered and UV-tested protection from the sun when the hardtop is removed. MSRP: $150-$250
  • JPP unique rock rails: Unique, heavy-gauge steel JPP rock rails for the two-door (82215129AB) and four-door (82215165AB) Wrangler are thicker and wider to protect the exterior and utilize the same coating used on Ram Truck bedliners to give a non-slip finish. MSRP: $825/$925
  • Screen protector: Another first-ever Mopar product offered for the new Wrangler that protects and even enhances visibility of Uconnect systems, available for 7-inch (82215574) and 8.4-inch (82215337) displays. MSRP: $15
  • JPP beadlock-capable wheels (77072466AB): Aluminum 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels feature 12 mm offset to accommodate oversize tires and help negotiate off-road terrain. Additional off-road wheel options are available in silver, black and a special “gear” design inspired by the JPP logo. MSRP: $395 (per wheel)
  • Mopar Warn Winch (P5160095AB): Mopar winches offer sealed, water-resistant, die-cast construction and include wired remote control and hawse fairlead. MSRP: $1,595
  • Molded cargo tray (82215185AB): Doubles the surface area of previous Mopar cargo trays by extending to the back of the rear seat to provide additional protection for the four-door Wrangler. MSRP: $129
  • Wrangler Rubicon off-road bumper (82215121): The steel Rubicon off-road bumper protects the modern take and renowned Wrangler profile. MSRP: $995
  • Vehicle graphics (multiple part numbers): New Mopar hood graphics (for Wrangler Sport) include a 1941 design marking the Jeep brand’s birth and an American-flag-themed option. Bodyside graphics for all trim levels include a subtle 1941 stripe and a Moab-inspired off-road silhouette. MSRP: $195-$215
  • Tire covers (multiple part numbers): Available in a wide selection of revamped styles, including Jeep logo, camouflage and American flag designs, and redeveloped to accommodate the rearview camera. MSRP: $65
  • Grab handles: New Mopar grab handles for the front door (82215523) and rear door (82215524) are now hard-secured with fasteners to the sport bars, offering increased grip. MSRP: $39
  • Fuel doors: Available in Satin Black (82215123) and brushed aluminum (82215122), and redesigned to standout by incorporating styling cues of the all-new Wrangler. MSRP: $125/$185
  • All-weather floor mats: Durable, all-weather mats for the two-door (82215202AC) and four-door (82215203AC)Wrangler fit like a glove and feature a new graphic design inspired by the rugged Moab trails. MSRP: $80/$129
  • RV towing wire harness (82215382): The new harness integrates directly with the Wrangler, eliminates excess wires and lights and connects to the vehicle lights for turning and braking while being towed. MSRP: $450

The Mopar line of Jeep Performance Parts and accessories for the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be available for purchase when the Wrangler arrives in dealerships in January. Jeep Performance Parts for the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler can be purchased at FCA US LLC dealerships, with Mopar accessories available at dealerships or online. For information, visit www.mopar.com/jpp.

Mopar-first Features
During the brand’s 80 years, Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:

  • Vehicle-information apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
  • wiADVISOR: first to incorporate a tablet-based service lane tool
  • Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): first to market with a new interactive vehicle tracking device that sends owner a text when vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on pre-set parameters
  • Wi-Fi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
  • Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals on a smartphone app

80 Years of Mopar
Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was born on August 1, 1937, as the name of a line of antifreeze products. Mopar has since evolved over 80 years to serve as the total service, parts and customer-care brand of all FCA vehicles around the globe.

Mopar made its mark in the 1960s during the muscle-car era, with Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use, and expanded to include technical service and customer support. Today, the Mopar brand’s global reach distributes more than 500,000 parts and accessories in over 150 markets around the world. With more than 50 parts distribution centers and 25 customer contact centers globally, Mopar integrates service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance customer and dealer support worldwide.

Mopar is the source for genuine parts and accessories for all FCA US LLC vehicle brands. Mopar parts are engineered together with the same teams that create factory-authorized specifications for FCA vehicles, offering a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. Complete information on the Mopar brand is available at www.mopar.com.

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

History

Los Angeles Nov 29, 2017  –  In July 1940, the U.S. military informed automakers that it was looking for a “light reconnaissance vehicle” to replace the Army’s motorcycle and modified Ford Model-T vehicles. The Army invited 135 manufacturers to bid on production, and developed a lengthy specification list for the vehicle, including the following:

  • 600-lb. load capacity
  • Wheelbase less than 75 inches
  • Height less than 36 inches
  • Smooth-running engine from 3 to 50 miles per hour
  • Rectangular-shaped body
  • Four-wheel drive with two-speed transfer case
  • Fold-down windshield
  • Three bucket seats
  • Blackout and driving lights
  • Gross vehicle weight below 1,300 pounds

At first, Willys-Overland and American Bantam Car Manufacturing Company were the only two companies answering the call. Soon, however, Ford Motor Company entered the picture, and competition began among the three over which company would receive the lucrative government contract.  Each company produced prototypes for testing in record time. Bantam’s chief engineer, along with a team of Bantam executives, worked out a design, and the company built its field car within 49 days.

Willys-Overland Vice President of Engineering Delmar G. Roos designed the Willys Quad. Ford developed its Model GP (General Purpose), known as the Pygmy, which was powered by an adapted Ford/Ferguson tractor. Each company delivered its prototype to the Army in the summer of 1940 and received approval to build 70 sample vehicles.

The Army took possession of the vehicles in November 1940 at Camp Holabird, Maryland. Each of the three designs exceeded the Army’s specification of 1,300 pounds, but the Army soon realized that limit was far too low and raised it for the next round of vehicles.

The Army issued the next round of contracts in March 1941. Bantam was to produce 1,500 Model 40 BRC vehicles, Ford would build 1,500 modified and improved GP Pygmy vehicles and Willys-Overland would build 1,500 Quads. Further testing and evaluation led to the Army’s selection of Willys-Overland as the primary manufacturer.

Subsequently, most of the Bantams and Ford GPs produced were sent to Great Britain and Russia as part of the lend-lease program. In Great Britain, the Ford vehicle was popularly known as the “Blitz Buggy.”

Willys MA/MB
With modifications and improvements, the Willys Quad became the MA, and later the MB. But the Army, and the world, came to know it as the Jeep®.

Some claimed that the name came from the slurring of the letters “GP,” the military abbreviation for “General Purpose.” Others say the vehicle was named for a popular character named “Eugene the Jeep” in the Popeye cartoon strip. Whatever its origin, the name entered in American lexicon.

The Willys MA featured a gearshift on the steering column, low side body cutouts, two circular instrument clusters on the dashboard and a hand brake on the left side. Willys struggled to reduce the weight to the new Army specification of 2,160 pounds. Items removed for the MA to reach that goal were reinstalled on the next-generation MB, resulting in a final weight of approximately 400 lbs. above the specifications.

Willys-Overland would build more than 368,000 vehicles, and Ford, under license, some 277,000, for the U.S. Army. The rugged, reliable olive-drab vehicle would forever be known for helping win a world war. Willys trademarked the “Jeep” name after the war and planned to turn the vehicle into an off-road utility vehicle for the farm – the civilian “Universal Jeep.” One of Willys’ slogans at the time was, “The Sun Never Sets on the Mighty Jeep,” and the company set about making sure the world recognized Willys as the creator of the vehicle.

Overview of key historical Jeep civilian vehicles

Jeep CJ-2A: 1945-1949
The first civilian Jeep vehicle, the CJ-2A, was produced in 1945. It came with a tailgate, side-mounted spare tire, larger headlights, an external fuel cap and many more items not included in the military predecessors. Several CJ-2A features, such as a 134-cubic-inch I-4 engine, a T-90A transmission, Spicer 18 transfer case and a full-floating Dana 25 front and Dana 23-2 rear axle, were found on numerous Jeep vehicles in future years. The CJ-2A was produced for four years.

Jeep CJ-3A: 1949-1953
Introduced in 1948, the CJ-3A was very similar to the previous model, but featured a one-piece windscreen and a more robust rear axle, and retained the original L-head four-cylinder engine.

Jeep CJ-3B: 1953-1968
The CJ Model was updated in 1953, becoming the CJ-3B. It had a taller front grille and hood than its military predecessor in order to accommodate the new Hurricane F-Head four-cylinder engine. The CJ-3B remained in production until 1968 and a total of 155,494 were manufactured in the U.S. In 1953, Willys-Overland was sold to Henry J. Kaiser for $60 million. The Kaiser Company began an extensive research and development program that would broaden the Jeep product range.

Jeep CJ-5: 1955-1983
In 1955, Kaiser introduced the CJ-5, based on the 1951 Korean War M-38A1, with its rounded front-fender design. It was slightly larger than the CJ-3B, as it featured an increased wheelbase and overall length. Improvements in engines, axles, transmissions and seating comfort made the CJ-5 an ideal vehicle for the public’s growing interest in off-road vehicles. The CJ-5 featured softer styling lines, including rounded body contours. With an 81-inch wheelbase, more than 600,000 CJ-5s were produced over 30 years.

Jeep CJ-6: 1956-1975
A long-wheelbase (20 inches longer than the CJ-5) model was introduced and known as CJ-6. Apart from a longer wheelbase, the CJ-6 was almost identical to the CJ-5, but with more cargo space. Jeep also introduced a forward-control cab-over-engine variation to the CJ line in 1956. American Motors Corporation (AMC) equipped both the CJ-5 and CJ-6 with heavier axles, bigger brakes and a wider track. In 1965, a new “Dauntless” V-6 engine was introduced as an option on both the 81-inch wheelbase CJ-5 and 101-inch wheelbase CJ-6. The 155-horsepower engine almost doubled the horsepower of the standard four-cylinder engine. It was the first time a Jeep CJ could be equipped with a V-6. Beginning in 1973, all Jeep CJs came equipped with AMC-built 304- or 360-cubic-inch V-8 engines.

Jeep CJ-7: 1976-1986
In 1976, AMC introduced the CJ-7, the first major change in Jeep design in 20 years. The CJ-7 had a slightly longer wheelbase than the CJ-5 to allow space for an automatic transmission. For the first time, the CJ-7 offered an optional molded plastic top and steel doors. Both the 93.5-inch wheelbase CJ-7 and 83.5-inch wheelbase CJ-5 models were built until 1983, when demand for the CJ-7 left AMC no choice but to discontinue the CJ-5, after a 30-year production run.

Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler: 1981-1985
Introduced in 1981, the Scrambler was a Jeep similar to the CJ-7, but with a longer wheelbase. Known internationally as the CJ-8, it was available in either a hardtop or soft-top version. Less than 30,000 Scramblers were built – and are extremely popular among collectors today.

Jeep Wrangler (YJ): 1987-1996
In 1983, the growing market for compact four-wheel-drive vehicles still sought the utilitarian virtues of the Jeep CJ series, but consumers also were seeking more of the “creature comforts” found in passenger cars. The response was discontinuing the CJ series and introducing the 1987 Jeep Wrangler (YJ).

Although the Wrangler shared the familiar open-body profile of the CJ-7, it contained few common parts with its famous predecessor. Mechanically, the Wrangler had more in common with the Cherokee than the CJ-7. The Wrangler YJ had square headlights, which was a first (and last) for this type of Jeep. The YJ model exceeded 630,000 units.

On Aug. 5, 1987, about a year after the introduction of the Wrangler, AMC was sold to the Chrysler Corporation and the popular Jeep brand became a part of Chrysler’s Jeep/Eagle Division.

Jeep Wrangler (TJ): 1997-2006
The 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) looked very similar to the CJ-7. Indeed its “heritage” look was quite deliberate, but the vehicle was very different from a mechanical standpoint. Nearly 80 percent of the vehicle parts were newly designed. The TJ used a four-link coil suspension, similar to the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and featured a new interior, including driver and passenger air bags. The TJ retained several classic Jeep features, such as round headlights, a fold-down windshield (first seen in 1940) and removable doors, as well as a choice of a soft top or removable hardtop. A factory-fitted sport bar was also standard.

Enter the then-best-equipped Jeep ever – the 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. This vehicle earned the right to be called by the legendary trail name, as it was equipped with push-button-actuated locking front and rear Dana 44 axles, a 4:1 low-range transfer case, 32-inch tires and many more options not available on any production Jeep before it.

In 2004, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was introduced — a longer-wheelbase Wrangler, featuring 13 inches more cargo room and two inches of additional second-row legroom. While maintaining the unmatched open-air fun and 4×4 capability of the original Jeep Wrangler, the Unlimited model offered more refined on-road comfort, as well as even more versatility.

Jeep Wrangler (JK): 2007-2018
Building on the successful, original Jeep formula with an all-new frame, exterior and interior design, engine, and safety and convenience features, the JK delivered more capability, refinement, interior space and comfort, open-air fun, power, fuel efficiency and safety features.

Featuring a one-of-a-kind, four-door open-air design, the JK Wrangler expanded the Jeep experience to new dimensions. With room for five adult passengers – a Wrangler first – and the most cargo space ever offered in a Wrangler, the Unlimited combines class-leading off-road capability with everyday practicality.

Jeep Wrangler (JL): 2018
A modern design that stays true to the original, the all-new Wrangler JL delivers even more capability and offers three advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, more open-air options, technology and safety features. A modern approach to an authentic design, with new exterior and interior styling, Wrangler JL builds on the Jeep brand’s rich history with heritage-inspired design cues and its iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps, which provide a distinctive Wrangler character.

For the first time ever on Wrangler, the use of lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors, door hinges, hood, fenders and swing gate are utilized and helps reduce weight and boost fuel economy. Two gasoline and one diesel engine options will be available – two of which are turbocharged, another first for Wrangler. Both Wrangler two- and four-door models offer even more capability and everyday practicality, while delivering an unmatched open-air driving experience.

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.