After years of rumors and speculation, the final production form of the new Jeep Wrangler is here and while it mostly stays true to its trademark styling, the company has added an extensive list of features to make it their most capable SUV to date. The design of the next-generation Wrangler maintains that boxy, utilitarian look of the previous models, but adds a few nips and tucks to give it a more modern look.
The shape of the SUV is a bit more sculptural and now has a lowered beltline to give it larger windows for better visibility and the top of the iconic seven-slot grille is slightly angled to improve the car's aerodynamics. Of course, the removable doors, top, and fold-down windshield remain intact and Jeep will offer a variety of configurations including a half-door design in 2019.
As for power, the new Jeep will be offered with a 2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder that produces 270-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, a 3.6L V6 with 285-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, and in 2019 a 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 with 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque will also be available. A six-speed manual will be standard on all 3.6L V6 models and the eight-speed auto will be available on all engines.
As for off-road capability, the company aims to be the leader in its class with Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4x4 systems, next-gen Dana axles, a Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case, improved crawl ratios, best-in-class approach/departure/breakover angles, and up to 30 inches of water fording.
The interior will offer a number of infotainment system options with three available Uconnect systems and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The newly-redesigned interior will be cleaned up with soft-touch materials, chrome and metal-plated accents, and cloth or leather seating with adjustable bolsters and lumbar support.