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2018 Jeep Wrangler is Right Around the Corner

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated vehicles of this year. It has been making a buzz in blogs and automotive media for months – ahead of its official debut, leaked and official information has given us lots of hints about its look and mechanicals. That's what we know so far.

1. The Wrangler JK and Wrangler JL will be produced together for some time

The current Wrangler JK has been around for over a decade, but Jeep is not going to say goodbye to it right after the launch of the all-new Wrangler JL. It can make certain confusion, but two models will be built concurrently for some period of time.

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2. The new JL looks unmistakably a Jeep

The new generation of the Wrangler retains all the iconic features including the grille design, round headlights, and square tail lights. A removable roof is also there (with a power-folding soft top option available), as are the removable doors and the windshield that can be folded down. Two- and four-door versions will be offered, together with a pickup truck model. All in all, the JL looks like the outgoing JK.

3. The interior will be improved

Based on what we know so far, there will be the new UConnect C system employing a 7-inch or 8.4-inch screen. Lower trim levels will get the UConnect 3 operated via a 5-inch display. There appears to be a standard 3.5-inch display on the instrument cluster that can be upgraded to a 7-inch option. The cabin will have window switches mounted on the dashboard, one more evidence that the removable doors will be there. Other interior features are a start-stop button, steering wheel mounted controls, and 4G wi-fi hotspot. The steering wheel heating feature and dual-zone climate control are expected to be optional.

4. At least two engine options confirmed

The owner's manual that has recently leaked online reveals at least two engines that the new Wrangler will be offered with – a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. Power will be sent through either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. Exact specs are not available yet, but according to CARiD.com information, the smaller engine will make 300 hp, while the V6 will be good for 368 hp. Diesel and hybrid models are expected as well. There will also be two transfer case options, in four-position and five-position configurations.

Whatever rumors might say, we'll know the truth quite soon – Jeep will officially take the wraps off the 2018 Wrangler at the LA Auto show on November 29.