2018 Jeep Wrangler To Have High Form Alloy Body Panels

A company's internal release that has been leaked on JL Wrangler Forums confirms the brute from the American carmaker will shed some kilos

By: | Published: September 19, 2016 1:25 PM
2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimted 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimted

A portion of an internal release leaked on the JL Wrangler Forums confirms that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will feature Alcoa's, or more known as Aluminium Company of America, C6A1 high form alloy. This is sure to make the big bad brute from Jeep comparably lighter than the current version.

According to the report, Sergio Marchionne, CEO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, confirmed that the new Wrangler will be much lighter, yet stronger and would not loose any of its off-roading credentials. The Wrangler is arguably one of the best off-roaders globally known to tackle every terrain thrown at it with not just grace, but ease as well. In India, Jeep made its entry with the Wrangler Unlimited, Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SRT on August 30, 2016. Read: Jeep launches Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited, prices start at Rs 71.59 Lakh

Powering the Wrangler Unlimited is a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine that churns out 197hp of max power and a massive 460Nm of peak torque. Mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission as standard, the Wrangler Unlimted has a Command-Trac Shift-on-the-fly Part-Time four-wheel drive system that is at the disposition of the driver as and when needed for taking on the tough patches off-road. What is really interesting about the Wrangler range is that the design silhouette has remained unchanged, save a few nips and tucks, when viewing the earlier models of this SUV.

True to its off-roading credentials, the Wrangler Unlimited comes with drain plugs in the floor of the car so that in case it has been a dirty day for you and your beloved Jeep, you can just hose down the interior and open the drain plugs to remove all the dirt and muck inside this behemoth. Priced at a tad above the Rs 71 Lakh mark, it may seem over-priced, however, Jeep will launch a cheaper SUV next year, which will be made in India. The new SUV is expected to compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster