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A Halloween Surprise: Jeep Shows Off 2018 Wrangler: Comments


William Maley

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We know a fair amount of information about the 2018 JL Wrangler thanks to various leaks and rumors. Now Jeep has surprised all of us on Halloween night by revealing some pictures of the 2018 Wrangler.

It looks like Wrangler from the three photos Jeep released. We can tell the front grille is slightly flatter and a set of LED lighting on the fenders. No pictures of the interior are provided, but we're expecting some big changes including a new UConnect infotainment system.

More details on the Wrangler will be revealed on November 29th at the LA Auto Show. But we know that a 3.6L V6 and turbocharged 2.0L will be the engines at launch thanks to a leaked owner's manual.

Source: Jeep
Press Release is on Page 2


Introducing the All-new, Next-generation 2018 Jeep® Wrangler
October 31, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The most capable SUV ever delivers even more legendary Jeep® 4x4 capability, a modern design that stays true to the original, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, more open-air options, and is loaded with more safety features and advanced technology than ever before. The all-new Wrangler’s unique design includes an instantly recognizable keystone-shaped grille, iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps, improved aerodynamics, a convenient fold-down windshield for off-road purists, even more open-air freedom, and dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations. Additional images and complete vehicle information will be available November 29 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.


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2 minutes ago, balthazar said:

For some (product-based) reason, I always think a Wrangler should start around $16K... instead of $24K (2017).

Agreed, I think the Wrangler has gotten really expensive, and they used to be pretty cheap.  In today's dollars maybe not $16k, but like 20k, I bet the 2018 model starts at $25k and quickly gets over $30,000.

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29 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

Agreed, I think the Wrangler has gotten really expensive, and they used to be pretty cheap.  In today's dollars maybe not $16k, but like 20k, I bet the 2018 model starts at $25k and quickly gets over $30,000.

Far better deal than a G Wagon. :D

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

At the same time, not sure what you're getting (tangible) that's 'worth' $24K to start. It's a very basic vehicle.

Well, the current model in it's base form does include a V6, 4 wheel drive, a 6 spd manual, 16 inch wheels, a soft top, removable doors, etc all standard, in a 2dr convertible bodystyle.  Nothing else on the market offers that feature mix for $24k. 

Every other CUV/SUV at $24k is probably a FWD 4dr, 4cyl automatic or CVT appliance..

$16k in today's market only buys tiny FWD despair mobiles..

So in it's base form, the Wrangler is pretty well equipped..of course, there is a huge range of trim levels and options to push the price much higher.

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1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Hey, if FCA can get the $$ for it, I don't blame them for the pricing.

Exactly. It’s the same reason Benz can get $140K for an acient G Wagon. As long as people are buying it then they will keep selling it for whatever price they can get. 

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13 hours ago, balthazar said:

At the same time, not sure what you're getting (tangible) that's 'worth' $24K to start. It's a very basic vehicle.

Even in base form it is probably one of the most capable off-road vehicles on sale today.  It is a niche vehicle that does one thing very well while just so-so everything else.  Same thing as Miata (starting at $25.7k), or basic F-150 or Silverado work trucks that are around $28k.

I drove rental Wrangler recently while on vacation, it was beat up to death but it is still was a lot of fun.

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16 hours ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

Well, the current model in it's base form does include a V6, 4 wheel drive, a 6 spd manual, 16 inch wheels, a soft top, removable doors, etc all standard, in a 2dr convertible bodystyle.  Nothing else on the market offers that feature mix for $24k. 

Every other CUV/SUV at $24k is probably a FWD 4dr, 4cyl automatic or CVT appliance..

$16k in today's market only buys tiny FWD despair mobiles..

So in it's base form, the Wrangler is pretty well equipped..of course, there is a huge range of trim levels and options to push the price much higher.

Thank you.  And that is a real 4WD system with a real low range and it is a convertible.  It is really a hell of a deal for what you get.  I realy want a 2 door 18 Rubicon. 

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