The next-generation Jeep Wrangler is a hotly anticipated item among fans of the solid axle off-roader, so they’ll be happy to know Motor Authority spy photographers recently caught Fiat-Chrysler engineers out
with Wrangler test mules somewhere in the Southwest.
You may be thinking to yourself “the new Wrangler looks exactly like the old one!” but do not fret, all the next-generation technology is hiding underneath the skin of this current Wrangler-based test mule. The mule looks to be extended around hood and door area, revealing the next-gen Wrangler to have slightly larger dimensions.
Under the hood should be the recent updated 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 found in the current Wrangler, while solid axles will again return to the body-on-frame SUV. The body will again be mostly made from steel, however the use of aluminum in the car’s construction in order to improve fuel economy has been rumored.
Check out the spy photos at this link, and be sure to check for more info on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler before it goes into production at Jeep’s Toledo, Ohio plant in 2017. Specifically, you’ll want to check back for more news on the much talked about Wrangler pickup.