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Jeep Wrangler (JL) 2018: driving report, data, pictures, prices

Jeep Wrangler JL (2018) Sahara Unlimited
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A he model year 2018 of the Jeep Wrangler was presented at the Geneva Motor Show, now we were able to start an extensive test drive with the car for the first time - in the top -Equipment Sahara and with de m new diesel engine. It is the fourth Wrangler generation since the appearance of the YJ in 1987. Under the product code “JL”, a competent off-roader will continue the legacy of the legendary Willys.

Ladder frame remains

The new Jeep Wrangler continues to be built on a ladder frame. The soft top version has a new, aerodynamically more favorable folding top with a better connection to the windshield. In general, the windshield is more inclined, which means better aerodynamics and less fuel consumption. The brand goes to great lengths to maintain the Wrangler's silhouette. Nevertheless, a lot has been changed in detail, for example in the window areas: the belt line has been lowered slightly, the windshield is about four centimeters longer than its predecessor. The designers attached great importance to a better overview for the driver.

Alberto Alquati
Thanks to automatic all-wheel drive, safe and enjoyable even when cornering.

Driving safety has also won. The new automatic all-wheel drive brings only advantages, especially in road use. It can demonstrate its superiority both in rapid cornering and on slippery surfaces. Even if it couldn't be tested in the summer of course,Especially the winter suitability on ice and snow in everyday use should be greatly improved. Here the predecessor with its rigid additional four-wheel drive, which could hardly be used due to strong tension on solid ground, had corresponding deficits and had to be moved more carefully.

Jeep Wrangler JL - price increased significantly

The modernization of the drive made it clear in advance that the price of the Wrangler will increase significantly. However, the price jump - also in view of the tariffs on the US home market - is very large. Up to 56,000 euros without further extras is a new house number for the Wrangler that you have to get used to. The new Jeep Wrangler will go on sale in Germany in September.


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