Jeeps 2017 model of Wrangler is not yet available for public scrutiny. However, the raggedly handsome piece of machinery was spied in its hometown Toledo, Ohio. As nothing is yet tangible, speculations are buzzing and even fuel the curiosity and craving of the Jeep fanatics.
Platform and Design
As given by the photo shots, the upcoming model of Wrangler may mostly kept the solid fascia, rear axles, body-on-frame built and 4WD features. Hardcore Wranglers can jump in glee as this is not a 180-degree turn from the traditional settings of the predecessor. Most importantly for the Jeep owners, this tiny detail can surely put a smile on your face: the fold-down windshield. Further, the body was assessed to be clad in aluminum material, rendering much sturdier and lighter output.
Newly installed axles, suspension geometry and exhaust bits are also spotted. On the other hand, the familiar Dana axles (still coil-suspended) are still present while the squarish figure is yet kept.
The specs remain in the dark but according to some leaks, Jeep is working on the Chrysler-produced ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic gearbox. As for the engine, we can only imagine if it still keeps the current 4-inline, Pentastar V6 which is something more likely. Some sources also whisper that Jeep wants 2017 Wrangler to be fuel efficient but stays true to is dynamics.
Competition, Price and Release
After its release by—estimated—late 2016, the 2017 Wrangler model will directly compete to the likes of Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and Ford Escape. It is also expected that the rugged vehicle will come at a starting price of $25,000 (MSRP).