But, leaked scans of its user guide have revealed the SUV and its powertrain details. Predictably, Jeep has selected to keep the car’s traditional styling, with subtle tweaks to the headlights, grille and indicator bunch.
Under the bonnet, there’s either a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder or 3.6-litre V6 engine; the current Wrangler’s 2.8-litre powerplant was dropped, at least from the US-specification model. The smaller engine includes a 907kg towing capacity, while the 3.6 could pull a trailer of up to 1,587kg. It also has a system designed to stop trailer snaking.
Inside, it’s also similar to this current-generation Wrangler, although there’s a choice between a 7.0-inch along with also an 8.4-inch infotainment display. The larger of them has sat-nav, while both systems have climate controls integrated.
The displays may also display a plethora of off-road-focused information including axle status, steering angle and the car’s altitude, longitude and latitude. There is also a separate display for pitch and roll angles.
In addition to the flexible electronic stability control, the new Wrangler will have automatic emergency braking and Rain Brake Support, which assists braking when wet weather is discovered. Adaptive steering weighting is also available and will accommodate to different driving conditions. More hardcore off-roading Rubicon models are more likely to find the advanced off-roading technologies, however.
As with the current-generation Wrangler, the 2018 model will get both two and four-door variants. For the new generation, the windscreen could be folded down.
The company also has the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the new Jeep Compass on sale in our market.