2017 Jeep Wrangler

2017 Jeep Wrangler will make some pretty significant alterations, which will mark the beginning of the new direction for this great off-roader. 2017 model year, will bring the new generation, and as such, it always brings big news. This time, rumors about all-new Wrangler were fueled by some statements which came from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, who started the tale about aluminum body of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler. First he announced aluminum body back in May, and at this year Paris Auto Show, he once again confirmed the story.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Front

2017 Jeep Wrangler news and rumors

If you were wondering what exactly all aluminum body means when it comes to Jeep’s Wrangler, the simplest answer would be – everything. This means that new Wrangler has to change the platform, and go for unibody architecture, which would change the essential characteristics of the Wrangler as we know it.

Marchionne explained that the reason for this transition is in its weight, since the majority of today’s vehicles are made of light-weighted materials, which are pricey at start, but much more profitable at the end of the line. Light-weighted constructions force some other upgrades, such as handling, aerodynamics and, most of all, fuel economy.

Earlier on, these stories were taken further with news that 2017 Jeep Wrangler could change its historic place of birth, Toledo Assembly Plant, and be transferred to other plant which could respond to the new requests, such as new platform and aluminum usage.

However this whole story seems to be little bit “over the top”, and beside rumors, unlikely anything of this will happen. Jeep officials decided not to go unibody, mainly due to the fact that with that move Wrangler would lose much of its off-road capabilities, which made it famous and iconic.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Rear

2017 Jeep Wrangler engine

Under the hood of new-gen Wrangler, we can expect few things, but due to the fact that this redesign is s far away, these plans could easily be changed, just like the previous ones are. As we approach to its release, we will, however, update this review, and keep you in touch with all latest info regarding the popular mid-size SUV.

The latest info suggests that we can expect smaller displacement engines, which would be additionally empowered with turbochargers. Any specific power units were not mentioned. However, seems like we will see a diesel unit as well, which would be a great thing. One thing is sure, 2017 Jeep Wrangler fuel economy will feature improvement, which will come from both light-weighted materials which will be used without the platform change, and fuel-saving engines.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Interior

2017 Jeep Wrangler competitors

Hardly any of today’s SUV is so specialized for off-road ride as 2017 Jeep Wrangler, even more with updates we will be able to see with new generation. However, if we had stand out couple of ts closest competitors, it would be Toyota FJ Cruiser, Nissan Xterra, Land Rover Discovery and BMW X3 (4×4 version).

2017 Jeep Wrangler price and release date

Although 2017 Jeep Wrangler will feature price increase, its base price shouldn’t be so high. In fact, we believe it will stay in affordable range with price tag around $25,000. When it comes to its release, Jeep will probably wait for the second half of 2016th, mainly due to extensive work that’s planned for great off-roader.

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