The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a compact midsize car from the famous SUV manufacturer. Its design roots can be traced back to Willy’s MB and Jeep CJ that used to be produced in the early days of the SUV. The new Jeep Wrangler models have the traditional toughness you would expect from a Jeep, but provide a completely refined appearance. The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is expected to hit showrooms later this year. So, we are going to give you a summary of what you can expect from it and the changes present from its previous version of 2016, as well as what its competitors are doing.
The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited won’t get a complete makeover from its 2016 version, that’s for sure, as any major design overhaul from the company invites skepticism from car lovers. Most of us are used to the sturdy frame, full throttle four-wheel drive, and a sturdy pair of axles, so we can’t expect anything too far away. But, regarding the materials used in the new model, Jeep is expected to use Rendered Aluminum as it will make the car even stronger but lighter. You can also look forward to the iconic folded windshield this time too!
Any mechanical changes?
Since Jeep has been talking about it for a while, we can possibly look forward to it in the 2017 edition, and that’s the little automatic transmission thing. The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited had a 6-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed automatic, and the problem was with the latter, as the power interruption was not enough to meet the demanding requirements of an off-road vehicle. So this time Jeep will bump it up to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and this will help improve throttle response and fuel efficiency on the go for the new car. Torque is expected to remain unchanged at 260 pound-feet. The same thrilling 4WD experience will continue as well (as if it were to end!)
Thanks to the new 8-speed automatic transmission and body frame, the fuel efficiency of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is expected to increase significantly this time. It can go up to 1-2 mpg in the manual transmission and 3-4 mpg in the automatic transmission. The car is expected to continue on 87 octane fuel as before.
Any concerns about the price?
They are expected to rise slightly more than annual inflation rates, as the change in transmission and bodywork would require more premium work. Pricing ranges from a two-door Sport model with a manual transmission at $ 25,000 and a fully loaded Rubicon at around $ 45,000, including the destination fee, which was about $ 1,000 alone.
Chevrolet’s Nissan Frontier, Subaru Forester, Toyota Tacoma and Colorado are just a few of the competitors you can expect to take on the refined new Jeep monster. But when it comes to fuel economy and sheer excitement, who can come close to this beauty?
When is the release date?
The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is expected to launch in late 2016 or early 2017, according to carpreview.com.