Now Here's The Bad News About The Next Jeep Wrangler

We could have guessed this might happen.

Earlier this week we were able to confirm some great news regarding the next generation Jeep Wrangler: it’ll retain its solid axles as opposed to moving to an independent suspension setup. For off-roading and purist SUV fans, that’s a huge sigh of relief. However, new information has come to light that may not please everyone. According to a report from Car and Driver, the 2017/2018 Wrangler will be powered by a smaller, turbocharged engine in place of the current 3.6-liter V6.

An eight-speed automatic is also expected to be offered. We also know that Jeep is planning to give the Wrangler a new aluminum body in a sincere effort to cut down on weight and, when combined with the turbo engine, improved fuel economy as well. But here’s where Wrangler purists will be disappointed: the folding windshield will be gone entirely. It’ll be replaced by a fixed unit with greater rake. What we still don’t know is whether the removable doors and manual convertible will remain. Here’s hoping that won't change.

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