Wrangler is the most iconic Jeep’s model so that the process of development really needs special tricks. It is not something exaggerated for sure; this design has passed through several eras starting from YJ, TJ, to JK. The CEO of Jeep Global even stated that Wrangler is basically the spirit of traditional Jeep. It must always be there for the further developments. The present of traditional Wrangler is also applied on the newest series of 2018 Jeep Wrangler. There is still no any complete information about how this series will exactly look like. However, it is clear that it will not be far away from the old Wrangler series. The designs are then forecasted to be as follow.
The Remained Characteristics of Box-Shaped Body
Manley added that one of the most important characteristics of Wrangler is the Box-Shaped body. It is something that cannot be left. This design will be kept as the main timeless characteristic of Wrangler. Therefore, extreme change and modification will be avoided. Based on that statement, it is clear that in general, the design will not be too different from the previous Wrangler series. Aside from that, it seems that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is designed in bigger dimension. More than that, it is realized as well that the era has changed. It is impossible to keep the traditional design entirely. There will be some improvements in term of designs to attract the customers more particularly the younger drivers.
Although it is not entirely known, from some available spy shoots, the Next Generation of Wrangler tends to have pillar A which is more sloping. More than that, some efforts are also made for the realization that such a Jeep condition will not give enough maximum contribution in term of coefficient drag. Those efforts are to make the coefficient drag is able to reach the good number. In the previous point, it is indeed said that keeping the traditional design will be absolutely applied. However, it doesn’t mean that there will be no modification at all. Despite the modification is to meet the more modern look, it is also needed to save the fuel more. it is mainly when using Pentastar V6 3,600 cc engine.
The bigger dimension doesn’t mean that 2018 Jeep Wrangler must be heavier. In fact, some “diet” programs are also passed through to make this type of Wrangler can be much lighter. It depends on the materials used anyway. it is so great if the planning to use aluminum material is realized. Despite lighter, it enables the body of this Wrangler stronger as well. Meanwhile, the fuel engine of 4 turbo cylinder is highly speculated to be applied. This engine is basically the backbone and it is supported by the option of turbo diesel engine. Those two engines will be aligned with automatic gear box of 8 speeds.
The Cooperation with Goodyear Tires
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that its product, Goodyear AT Adventure is the official Tires for 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The tire has been covered by DuPoint Kevlar layer and Durawall Technology that are owned by other tire manufacturers. DuPoint Kevlar Layer has been used by Goodyear starting from 2015 and it is a kind of polyester replacement contained higher carbon. It gives more values especially in term of tire durability against the collision. Besides, Durawall technology enhances the resistance towards puncture and tears possibly happened on the surface of tire. It is in line with the main functions of 2018 Jeep Wrangler for adventuring. The application of this Goodyear series adds more toughness and resistance on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.