2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Details Leaked

There’s still room for speculation, but this is the most official data yet on the new Wrangler.

byEric Brandt|
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The rabid Jeep enthusiasts at JLWranglerForums.com have apparently verified that the all-new 2018 Wrangler JL is in the Fiat Chrysler dealer system and have also leaked a mass of details about the upcoming off-roader. 

Let’s start with the engines. We’re going from one engine option to three with the EC3 2.0-liter direct injected turbo-four, the ERC 3.6-liter V6, and the EXJ turbo diesel V6. Many bases are covered with a gas-sipper, a long-rumored diesel, and an old fashioned V6. Transmission options are a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.

The trims we know as of now are actually pretty sparse, especially compared to the multitude of JK trims.According to what we're seeing here, the JL will have the Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon available. However, for the first time, the Sahara trim will apparently only be available on the four-door Wrangler Unlimited. The other two trims you’ll be able to get with either two or four doors. Presumably, not enough people bought two-door JK Saharas to justify their continuation.

We also see a long list of “groups” of option bundles available. One of the most interesting ones listed is the Heavy Duty Electrical Group which JL Wrangler Forums speculates adds an upgraded battery and alternator along with auxiliary control switches we've seen in spy shots and/or CB radio wiring.

There will be a new black powder soft top available and the premium soft top and premium sunrider soft tops will be available in black or tan to further customize your JL. Speaking of colors, here are the paint options listed;

  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
  • Acid Yellow Clear Coat
  • Firecracker Red
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  • Bright White Clear Coat
  • Black Clear Coat
  • Nacho Clear Coat

There are too many other options and packages to list here. Head over to JLWranglerForums.com to see more details and join them in their enthusiastic speculation.