Its design origins can be traced back to Willy’s MB and Jeep CJ that used to be produced back in the first days of the SUV. The new Jeep Wrangler models possess the traditional toughness you could expect from a Jeep yet gives a totally tasteful look. The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is expected to hit the showrooms later this year. So, let’s give you a run-down of what you can expect from it and what changes are found from its earlier 2016 variant as well as what its competitors are up to.
The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited won’t have a complete change from its 2016 version that is for sure since any major design overhaul from the company invites scepticism from the auto lovers. Most of us have been used to the rugged frame, full throttle four-wheel drive and a pair of robust axles so we can not expect anything too far-off. However, regarding the new version’s materials used, Jeep is expected to use rendered Aluminium since it is going to make the car even stronger yet lighter.
Any mechanical alterations?
Since Jeep has going on about it some time, we could possibly expect it in the 2017 edition, and that is the small matter of transmission. The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited had 6-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission, and the difficulty was with the latter because the power breakdown wasn’t enough to cater for the heavy requirements of an off-road vehicle. So, Jeep will increase it to an 8-speed automatic transmission this time around, and this will help improve the accelerator response and fuel efficiency on the go for the new car. Torque is expected to remain unchanged at 260 lb/ft. The same thrilling 4WD experience will also be continued (Like it’s ever going to end!)
Thanks to this new 8-speed automatic transmission and body frame, the fuel efficiency of 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is expected to increase significantly this time around. The car is expected to continue with 87-Octane fuel just like before.
Any cost concerns?
They are expected to go up a little bit more than the annual inflation rates since the change in the transmission and body would require more work. Price range from a manual transmission-based two-door Sport version @ $25,000 and a fully loaded Rubicon around $45,000 inclusive of the destination fee which was about $1,000 by itself.
Nissan Frontier, Subaru Forester, Toyota Tacoma and Colorado from Chevrolet are just a few of the competitors you can expect to provide a tough time to the Jeep’s new and elegant monster. But regarding fuel economy and pure happiness, who can come close to this beauty?
When is the release date?
The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is expected to release by late 2016 or early 2017 according to carpreview.com.