The current model of the Wrangler has been around since 2007 and in the meantime it didn’t change a bit. However, because there are new regulations out there, the current model won’t be legal for much longer, so Chrysler is going to replace the model completely with the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, a completely new car which is expected to be released to the public in the mid of 2016 and be ready for sale some time in the early 2017. Unfortunately though Jeep hasn’t released any official information about this next generation model, so we can only speculate on some leaked information that start to appear.
The most amount of changes are going to be to its platform, a newly developed body-on-frame construction which is likely going to be mated with an aluminum body, allowing Jeep to make a much lighter car than before. This would improve fuel consumption as well as it would greatly increase performance.
2017 Jeep Wrangler diesel mpg
Engine wise, the old engine is going to be discontinued and replaced with two different models. The base Wrangler is likely going to see the introduction of a new 3 liter twin-turbocharged Pentastar V6 with up to 300 horsepower and more than 350 lb-ft of torque, all while providing much better fuel economy than before. The option is going to be a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 diesel with up to 240 horsepower and more than 400 lb-ft of torque. Both of these would use an 8 speed automatic and both of them would easily be able to provide the required torque in off-road or while towing large loads. With this powertrain the 2017 Jeep Wrangler diesel should have fuel economy rated at 23/30 mpg city/hwy.
Jeep Wrangler 2017 interior
On the inside of the cabin some changes are likely to take place, but we don’t know for now what these may be. However, it is safe to assume that the new Jeep Wrangler 2017 will receive dirt resistant upholstery as well as a good equipment level with standard air conditioning, electric windows, removable doors and windshield as well as more than 6 airbags as standard.
Its exterior on the other hand is very likely going to get a more rounded shape than before in order to be a safe car for pedestrians. The best example would be the Renegade which perfectly illustrates where Jeep is going with their design scheme. The Wrangler will be bigger but it will get a similar front end to the Renegade as well as it will get slightly rounder wheel-arches and even a new design for the back end.
2017 Jeep Wrangler release date and price
The new Jeep Wrangler 2017 will be released sometime in 2016, on Jeeps 75th Anniversary. In order to be able to pass all those new regulations, the new generation Wrangler is going to be based on a new platform, which means that it will have a completely new design as well as all new engines. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler price is still under speculation, but many people suggest that the base price is likely going to increase to around $28,000 for base model while diesel option could cost from $2,000 to $3,000 more than petrol model.
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