Big changes are on the horizon for the Jeep Wrangler, fueled by changing fuel economy standards. The iconic off-road machine is going to drop some serious weight and more than likely its solid axle setup. Could Jeep be going too far?
When you think about Jeep you think about the Jeep Wrangler. And when you think about the Wrangler you picture it on the trails, flexing on rocks, crawling over obstacles and stretching out that iconic suspension. Unfortunately for the purists among us there are rumblings that fuel economy, and as a result weight savings, may take precedence over the more than 70 year tradition of Jeep.
Just as 2014 Jeep sales are set to get underway, new details regarding the next generation of Wrangler rumored to debut in 2017 are coming out. CEO Mike Manley hinted strongly that Chrysler’s new EcoDiesel V-6 very well may find its way into the new Wranglers as an option for 2017.