The Jeep Wrangler was produced as an updated version of a vehicle used by American army during the World War II. It is an off-road, mid-size SUV, that has been produced since 2006. However, it has been recently announced that Jeep Wrangler will release its final model in 2016. After this last update, a new generation model with completely restyled body will be offered to the market. Although its features haven’t been published yet, several rumors and product information have leaked. Compared to the 2015 version, the new 2016 Jeep Wrangler offers more comfort, few technological accessories, more luxurious interior and a brand new engine.
Interior and Exterior of 2016 Wrangler
Although there are still no official information regarding the new model, buyers shouldn’t expect any major vehicle appearance changes. Jeep Wrangler 2016 will keep its masculine design but have more refined look. The interior will feature more luxury details, audio system with USB, USB chargers, navigation, touch screen controls, climate control, Bluetooth hands free system, a global positioning system and Line-in connectivity. We could also expect more leather surfaces and protection against noise, vibration and harshness. Exterior wise, the biggest changes will include headlights update, reduction of the an sprung mass by 30 percent which will increase comfort, larger wheels and huge tires which can withstand great pressure, stronger chassis, LED bars for night driving and 10 new color options for buyers to choose from. Usage of steel will considerably be replaced by aluminum, which is going to reduce the weight of the car body. Not only will this affect fuel economy segment, but also the performance and handling of the vehicle.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Specs
When it comes to engine, it has been rumored that both petrol and diesel options have been planned. The first one includes 3.6 liter V-6 Pentastar engine with 285 HP and 260 lbs of torque. Diesel engine, that will greatly reduce fuel consumption, also has two versions. They will be offered in order to maximize sales opportunities. The first version is 2.8 liter turbo charged VM diesel engine with 177 hp and 295 lbs of torque. The second one, which will only be available in United States, will have 3.0 liter V-6 Eco-diesel with 224 hp and 406 lbs of torque. Engine will be paired with either five speed automatic transmission or six speed manual transmission with the all-wheel drive, giving this off-road vehicle great capabilities. Although the price for 2016 Jeep Wrangler hasn’t been published yet, it is speculated that the base model could cost around $24,000 and between $30,000 and $45.000 for diesel version, depending on its features. Considering that diesel engine will reduce fuel consumption, this is good value for money. As for safety equipment, this vehicle will offer many airbags, anti-lock braking system, hill descent control that makes steep grades more safe, hill start assist, electronic stability control etc.
Jeep Wrangler 2016 Release date
The production of the new 2016 Jeep Wrangler is expected to begin during summer 2015, while deliveries should start before the end of the year. Taking into consideration the improvements regarding engine, fuel economy, colours, attractive styling we are eager to see Jeep Wrangler 2016 on the market.
Changes on 2016 Jeep Wrangler
The biggest change to the 2016 Wrangler is its weight. Since it was significantly heavier than other SUVs, engineers had to cut a significant amount of weight from this two-seater jeep. This was achieved by using aluminum body, air suspension system and dropping the heavy solid axle. Although Jeep could lose buyers who are true off-road enthusiasts looking for the older solid axle models, aluminum body along with the new diesel engine will notably reduce fuel consumption.
Even though these are still unconfirmed information, it is clear that this iconic off-road machine will receive some serious improvements inside and out.
More information on official site: http://www.jeep.com/en/wrangler/#model=sport&color=black&category=standard