Posted on June 30, 2017
2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited | Toronto, Mississauga
No one in the recently rainy GTA wants to talk about the end of summer---except fans of the Jeep Wrangler, perhaps. After ten popular years, this brand stalwart is slated for a very exciting update. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited will be on lots closer to the end of the year, but you’ll be able to see glimpses of it in late summer, with an official debut at auto shows this fall. If you loved your Jeep Wrangler before, you’re going to be positively infatuated with the new features on tap. We will announce the launch of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL 2 doors and unlimited 4 doors on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and on our blog. Then we will shoot a full Walkaround video and upload it on our Youtube channel once it hits our lot in Mississauga, Ontario serving all of the Greater Toronto Area including Brampton and Oakville.
Interior Technology: The previously low-tech interior has definitely kept things simple for off-roading, but for today’s commuter needs, Wranglers have stepped up to meet consumer expectations. First up: larger, faster infotainment touchscreens (close to 8 inches) in the higher-end trims to eliminate that hunt-and-peck action you may have put up with on the older model. (Lower end Wranglers will offer a smaller but still very responsive 5-inch screen.) Maintaining its classic feel, the Wrangler will hang onto the beloved flat dash and circular air vents, the front passenger dash-mounted grab handle, and a nicely retro three-spoke steering wheel. Northern drivers rejoice: that steering wheel will be heated in the new model. Throw in parking assist functions and engine stop/start functions and you’ve got an old favourite off-roader with helpful tools city drivers have come to lean on.
Platform: Although the use of aluminum is increasing for a lighter body, the 2018 Wrangler isn’t compromising that original sturdy chassis. You can look forward to the same body-on-frame build and solid axles at both ends of this truck. Two-door, four-door and a pick-up option are on deck for the new Wrangler.
Powertrain: Old school meets new tech in this department. Fiat-Chrysler has reported that a diesel and gasoline/electric Wrangler will be part of future options. But first, FCA plans to launch the 2018 Wrangler with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. You’ll be able to opt for an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual, and the four-wheel-drive system with a manual transfer case is a sure bet. And look for a turbocharged four-cylinder engine option. The four-pot will allow Wrangler to offer Toronto and Mississauga drivers decent fuel economy until those diesel and hybrid powertrains arrive a couple of years from now.
Come see us at Ontario Chrysler to test drive one or to capture your videos and photos.