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2018 Jeep Wrangler Lighter, Offers New Features

Mention to any Jeep enthusiast that something new is coming from their favorite off-road automaker and you’re sure to get their attention. Tell them there’s a new Wrangler model and you just might be trampled as they rush to the closest Jeep dealer. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler isn’t a total departure from what you’ve seen in previous generations, but it’s lighter and has enough change to the design to bring the iconic off-road vehicle smoothly into the 21st Century. The new Wrangler will be coming soon to Chapman Payson Auto Center.

Rounded Edges Add Grace to Muscular Design

The new Jeep Wrangler still looks something like a shrunken tank, and for good reason. Jeep knows the kind of torture Wrangler owners put their vehicles through. Although it has more rounded corners and softer edges than ever before, no one will mistake it for anything other than a vehicle built to tackle the toughest terrain. The top sports bars have been totally redesigned, now consisting of one piece of high-strength steel that’s painted to match the body color.

Easier to Lower the Top

People loved the ability to turn the soft top Wrangler of days gone by into an open-air adventure vehicle that let them fully immerse themselves in the outdoor. Truth be told, sometimes it took a little muscle and some intestinal fortitude to get the top down and back up. That could be a bit troublesome, particularly if you were trying to do it in the middle of a rainstorm. The new Jeep Wrangler has addressed that issue. Now you just have to undo two latches up front, fold the top back and release the rails holding the rear windows. There are no more zippers to fight. Once you have the windows out, release the central lever and everything neatly folds back. Voila!

V6 to Start, More Options Later

The initial release of the new Jeep Wrangler will incorporate the trusty 3.6L Pentastar engine everyone has come to know and love. It has been engineered for slight fuel mileage upgrades, but to get more efficiency you might wait for a new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which is expected to come out not long after the vehicle’s initial release sometime early next year. A 3.0L diesel engine is also in the works a bit more down the road. It is rumored to deliver 442 pound-feet of torque, which comes in handy when you’re trying to scale a 60-degree hill that’s scattered with boulders. For more information on the new Jeep Wrangler and to register your interest, stop in today at Chapman Payson Auto Center.

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