Not so long ago, we wrote about the rumored specs of the next generation Jeep Wrangler. Back then, the information about the 2018 model was very scarce, so everything we mentioned was rumors or speculations. The data were so inconsistent on the one hand, while on the other, we knew for certainty that the next-gen will be simply amazing – these two combined resulted in a sea of hopes, opinions and idea. Today, we still do not have all the info about the 2018 Wrangler, but we are in a much better position that we were back then. According to the newest rumors, the new model will keep its body-on-frame chassis, meaning it won’t be using a new lightweight platform. This means that it will be really challenging for the manufacturer to improve the model’s fuel efficiency, which should be the next-gen’s strongest suits, since it cannot rely to weight reduction to do this for it. However, it seems that the manufacturer has another rabbit in its hat. The new model will use the new eight-speed automatic transmission, which will help it reduce the fuel efficiency and keep all the excitement and joy that comes with every Wrangler. How these changes will affect the way the audience feels about the famous SUV, remains to be seen.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler New Transmission
Reportedly, the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will come with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. This gearbox was also used for some other models, such as Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee, and has proven itself to be an excellent choice. The new transmission will reduce the fuel consumption for up to 9 percent and it will surely improve the model’s performance. Although the transmission is made under the ZF license, it will not be manufactured by the ZF Friedrichshafen. However, this will not affect its quality or contribution to the overall improved behavior of the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Future Improvements
Although the changes on the next generation of the Jeep Wrangler won’t be as dramatic and big as we initially though they would, that doesn’t mean that they will be unimportant. The 2018 model will come with some essentially better traits, so it will most certainly represent a fierce competitor in its market niche. The Wrangler is one of the most popular and beloved Jeep models, and we are confident that they will make the next generation of this legend – legendary. Hopefully, they will be able the resolve the fuel efficiency issue for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, since that’s the weakest point of this vehicle, and with that, they can be absolutely sure of their success. With the new transmission and possibly some other changes, the new model already seems as a dream come true.