Although fuel economy is not an important concern for your Jeep Wrangler shopper that is typical, looming Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards mean that the hot- offroader that is selling needs to shape up. Based on a report from Automotive News, Jeep Wrangler the 2018 will use an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The ZF-licensed eight-speed automatic is already used in the 2014 Ram 1500 and 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and it is coming to the 2015 Chrysler 300 and 2015 Dodge Charger, therefore it is not overly surprising that the following Jeep Wrangler will get it by 2018. Actually, A mentions a Fiat Chrysler filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission where the automaker suggests that it, “strategy[s] to use this transmission in all…rear wheel drive vehicles, except for heavy duty variants of the Ram pick-up truck as well as the SRT Viper.”
While the present Jeep Wrangler yields 17 mpg in city and 21 mpg on the highway -speed automatic transmission or six-speed guide, anticipate amounts that are noticeably better with the eight-speed automatic. The following Jeep Wrangler may also look to cut weight with a smaller displacement engine than its present 3.6-liter V6, as well as a potential substitution to an aluminum body.
When it came to light that the following Jeep Wrangler may be aluminum, concerns emerged that the Toledo of the automaker would no longer construct the offroader. But CEO Sergio Marchionne has expressed his devotion to Toledo for Jeep Wrangler building, so we are confident the SUV will stay a Toledo merchandise with body on frame building. If that is true, Chrysler should spend some serious cash to retool Toledo for aluminum-body building.
Meanwhile, the Jeep Wrangler is still one of the top sellers of the brand despite being last redesigned in 2006. Anticipate the following Jeep Wrangler never to deviate from it’s timeless off road styling, which certainly resonates with consumers.