Earlier this week, a load of Fiat-Chrysler related product information came to light following the automaker’s dealer meeting in Las Vegas. This included word on the next-generation Jeep Wrangler, which according to Automotive News sources present at the meeting, “stays pretty true to its current form.”
By that, we assume they mean the new Wrangler looks very similar to its iconic predecessors, with the majority of the changes happening beneath the bodywork. Speaking of the bodywork, certain parts of it will be made from aluminum to save weight, which should contribute to an increase in fuel economy.
Also contributing to the Wrangler’s improved efficiency will be a rumored diesel engine option and a smaller turbocharged engine, possibly a four-cylinder. And worry not, Jeep purists, the new Wrangler is also expected to retain its solid axles.
It’s currently not clear when we may get our first look at the next-gen Wrangler, however it is expected to arrive as a 2018 model year vehicle, meaning a debut is likely still a long way out.