What We Know About the Wrangler JL So Far

Date: 10/2/2017


Much to the joy of Jeep fans worldwide, the JL Wrangler has been confirmed. The much-anticipated model has long been in the rumor mill but now details have emerged. As far as edition options go, the Sahara trim will be available on the four-door model. The two-door model will boast options of Sport and Rubicon.

As far as exterior updates go, a power sliding hardtop has been confirmed. Fully removable doors, a two-hinged foldable windshield, curved headlights and full length drip rails. Top options will include

  • Body Color 3-piece hard top
  • Black 3-piece hard top
  • Black Sunrider soft top
  • Tan Sunrider soft top
  • Black power soft top

Interior updates bring a plethora of new features. Among these are, grab handles, concave steering wheel, heated steering wheel, lumbar support adjustment  and a physical hand lever for ebrake.

The JL Wrangler series will bring with it new axles for each edition:

 

Rubicon: Dana M210 Wide Front – Dana M220 Wide Rear

Sport: M186 Front – NG Dana 44HD Rear

Sahara: 205MM Front – NG Dana 44HD Rear

Jeep fans will rejoice at the news that the JL will come with three engine options to choose from. This customizability is expected to be a large selling point for the model. The options will be:

  • 3.0L VM Turbo Diesel with new 8HP75 Trans
  • 2.0L I4 DOHC DI Turbo Engine – Belt Starter Generator – 850RE Trans
  • Chrysler version of ZF 8 Speed Trans
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 24 VVT 850RE Trans

One of the interesting rumors to come to light has been the introduction of group packages. These include:

  • Technology Group
  • LED Lighting Group
  • Convenience Group
  • Cold Weather Group
  • Heavy Duty Electrical Group
  • Electronic Infotainment System Group
  • Dual Top Group
  • Safety Group
  • Steel Bumper Group
  • Smoker’s Group

 

Needless to say, this new information is certainly something for Jeep fans to be excited about. The customizable aspects of the JL Wrangler are a return to the roots of the Jeep culture and will surely be a major positive.