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The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is getting a release. This is a legendary model as all of you already know and it became an icon of American Independence ever since it was released in 1941 with the design of the Willys Overland company  and the help from Ford Motors to make this car come to fruition.

2017 Jeep Wrangler front view

Now we go a few decades forward and reach the current period where the current model is still going strong but has been dubbed the JK Wrangler, which started its ascension in 2007. The current design introduced an interior update for the 2012 model then a powertrain change for the 2013 one. The sales started skyrocketing and the Wrangler is currently one of the most sold Jeep predicts so the legend continues and there is still much of a need for this truck to exist.

As a recent stint, the fans have been waiting for the new Wrangler to come out as it appears that the JK Wrangler has slowly been ruing its course so something new is in order to appear. What we do expect is to see something that is going to keep the legendary status of the car and still come which is going to appeal to the people. This is hard to do particularly if you are hoping to cling on with the roots of the car.

2017 Jeep Wrangler rear view, cargo space

But as we have managed to see, they are planning to do something that most trucks from the same segment are trying to do, and that is to improve the weight of the car. But that goes against everything that the Wrangler is all about , being a sturdy and a strong car. But what they are promising to do is to keep everything that the car is known for and add a little bit of modern appeal and modern elements to it. Keep reading the review and see what exactly have they come up with.

Exterior

The exterior of the newest 2017 Jeep Wrangler is going to combine the modern and traditional elements. They keep the legendary status of the car still alive by using the additions that we were all already familiar with. One of them is the seven-slot grille which makes a comeback but with a more aerodynamic slant given to it. The  short and squarish windshield is also going to be a part of the design again but this time it is being reshaped to be more wind resistant as well. But because of this the folding windshield is going to be excluded from the design of the car.

2017 Jeep Wrangler exterior

The molded plastic park-bench bumper is placed up front with a new kind of a design but the ago between the  bumper and fenders is going to be filled leaving us with a similar European-style one. The rear end of the Wrangler borrows some elements from one of the current Jeep designs so we may see some Renegade-like taillights. The rear bumper is also plastic and we also have a Renegade-like taillights in the back but an optional receiver hitch hanging below. The spare tire is as always attached to the tailgate part.

Interior

There have been plenty of rumors how will the end product for the inside of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler look. There are some things that are true but a lot of them have been exaggerated. The thing that has been confirmed is the rotary shift knob for the ZF eight-speed automatic, which makes its first entry here. The cabin of the Wrangler actually combines two things that do not go together but are something that the car needs. A rough-and-tumble cabin design is a staplemark of the company but it will come with an extremely updated technological interior which adds a lot of new modern elements.

2017 Jeep Wrangler interior

The tech side adds a FCA’s 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, but this is going to be an optional offer as the base Wrangler models are getting a 5.0 Uconnect system. Whichever you use it is still a step forward compared from the current one fitted on the Wrangler. You also get a satellite radio, Bluetooth, navigation, some  third-party applications and many more. The inside also has an easily removable carpet which exposes the metal floor pans when removed and some rubber grommets which are here as drain holes.

Engine specs

With the 2017 Jeep Wrangler release, there were a lot of implications that a diesel engine variant was going to be utilized here. As it is stated for now, the base version is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that makes 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque and will make up the powertrain by combining with the much-anticipated ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. But a possible diesel entry is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel which is mostly likely going to be added. The almost-confirmed engine makes 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and will certainly combine with a  ZF eight-speed automatic gearshifter. This is perhaps the engine which is going to be likeable by all the off-road orientated people and not only is it a great choice it offers much more than the base one if your goal is the take your Wrangler off-road, and in our book one has to do that.

2017 Jeep Wrangler engine

Release date and price

Finally we get to the possible release date for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler. For now there are no official updates made about the release date but unofficially it is coming sooner than we hoped it would be. The model is going t be available mid-year and not by the end of 2017 as many have already stated which is enough to get us excited for this legendary car. Expect the starting price to be $26,000, while the Unlimited is around $32,000, while the max possible price is around $50,000.

 

 

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Larry • June 26, 2016


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