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Other new features leaked to JL Wrangler Forums include automatic engine idle stop, pushbutton ignition, and a 33-inch tire size for the Rubicon. We’re getting closer and closer to the reveal of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, codenamed JL, and every week brings us new details about the company’s newest off-roader. As predicted, the JL Wrangler will be officially revealed to the public at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show near the end of November. Our most recent tidbits come courtesy of JL Wrangler Forums, the online community that claims to have information from a recent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles dealer meeting regarding the JL. (This engine was rumored for the Wrangler JK, but the engine’s eight-speed transmission wouldn’t fit in the older platform.)
referring to The folks at JL Wrangler Forums have received some new details about the next-gen Jeep Wrangler, including likely confirmation of a diesel variant. Dealer Selection Receive your free dealer pricing information by completing your contact information! Source: JL Wrangler Forums In addition, the JL Wrangler Unlimited has a longer wheelbase, push-button start will be offered, the Rubicon will get 33-inch tires, and most current JK Wrangler aftermarket parts will fit the new JL. The diesel option has been rumored for some time, and now JL Wrangler Forums has caught a prototype equipped with what appears to be a DEF tank on the passenger side of the driveshaft.
2018 Jeep Wrangler readies for Los Angeles Auto Show debut
Jeep CEO Mike Manley has confirmed that we’ll be seeing a new Wrangler later this year at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. Distinctive Wrangler design elements such as the grille, raised hood and big wheel arches will almost surely remain. Following the arrival of the new Wrangler, Manley confirmed that a Jeep pickup is in the pipeline for 2019, followed by a Grand Wagoneer in 2020. In an interview with UK-based Auto Express, Manley also revealed a few additional details about the 2018 Wrangler’s drivetrains, increased capability and refinement levels, as well as design. The new Wrangler’s “future-proofed” platform is said to be capable of accepting electrified powertrains.
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