We know that the 2015th model is the last one in the current generation of Wrangler so we are quite eager to see what will the all-new 2016 Jeep Wrangler offer to the market. We could hear several rumors and reports but nothing yet has been confirmed since it is still not due to launch.
Current information’s that we have suggest that the new generation will start with 2016 Jeep Wrangler but, also, we could hear that it will come as 2017 model. Biggest change and surprise for many could be the introduction of independent suspension. This is quite a surprise mostly because they already have tested and proven setup for this model and yet they are making changes to one of the most capable models.
Among the biggest advantages that this approach has is the fact it can be modified by owners to offer even better off-road performances. Lower cost of production and the fact that Wrangler already is sold out, and the factory in which it is produced is working at full capacity. With this change few things would be solved and improved and the 2016 Jeep Wrangler really needs few of those to be settled. For example, on road driving would be much more pleasant and this vehicle would offer much more comfort. Unsprung mass would be reduced for more than 30 percent that further improves handling and ride comfort plus the stock model could offer even better off-road capabilities than the current one does. When on top of this we add info that suspension could be built outside the plant and only assembled on the line it could increase the number of vehicles produced.
Changes For 2016 Jeep Wrangler
As soon as something like this was offered as a rumor we could hear many Jeep fans that were against it so it is important for this car maker to offer the 2016 Jeep Wrangler with at least slightly better capabilities. It will need to prove itself against currently available model and to even beat it so that it would be recognized as a real Jeep. Durability is another issue that might be a problematic with the all new system so we will wait and see what will be delivered.
Another change that we might see with the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is the extensive usage of aluminum. This is done to reduce weight and as a result we will be getting lighter vehicles with better performances, handling and lower fuel consumption. Since many drivers will take this model to off-road excursions it would need to offer durable chassis that is also strong. We could already see few quite capable conversions like Ford F-150 that comes with aluminum body instead of the steel like it was the case for many previous years.
Both interior and exterior will not receive significant changes because it needs to stay true to the original and many previous models that were delivered to the market and were very successful. We still do not have any official images of the 2016 Jeep Wrangler but we could hear that the exterior will now offer slightly more refined and elegant looks instead of rough off-roader.
There is no doubt that the main advantage of the new Wrangler will be its off-road capability and that is something Jeep wants to keep but there are no reasons for them not to offer further improvements in the interior. We will be getting more luxury details and interior that will be better insulated from outside noises and road conditions. It will be upgraded over the previous version but still do not expect anything revolutionary.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel
In the fuel economy segment there are rumors that new model will come with significant improvements and diesel engine that will reduce fuel consumption. With smaller yet powerful and torque rich engine, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Diesel version can come with either eight or nine speed transmission and could offer incredible fuel economy. Power will be transferred to all wheels giving it great off-road capabilities and a lot of traction. There are still no confirmation’s about diesel unit but we do expect to see turbocharged 3.0 liter V6 or similar with about 240 to 250 hp while the fuel economy should be at least 30 mpg on highway which is what Grand Cherokee equipped with this engine returns.
We expect to see the production ready version of 2016 Jeep Wrangler during the 2015th while the production could start during summer or at latest during fall. Deliveries are expected to start before the end of 2015th at the base price that will not be significantly changed compared to this year model. About $24,000 will be the base price and the diesel could be offered for about $30,000. Have in mind that these are still not official information’s and as soon as we get more info we will deliver that right here.