The Jeep Wrangler has been among the best 4×4 vehicles in the auto history for quite a number of years now. This machine is going to get some new improved updates soon. Not much has been said about the changes but there are some leaked hints on what this upcoming model will look like. It will be a 2106 year model whose fuel economy will be boosted significantly. This new 2016 Jeep Wrangler will also come with a new diesel engine which will satisfy a majority of Jeep enthusiasts who have been looking forward to it. Technically, this new model will be a 2017 year model but it will be arriving in 2016. In today’s automotive world where car manufacturer have realized the importance of making eco-friendly autos and more fuel economic cars, enhancing mileage and making an environmentally friendly car is said to be a key factor in the upcoming 2016 Jeep Wrangler.
2016 Jeep Wrangler: Changes of Exterior and Interior
One of the significant changes which its designers are keen at is having an independent suspension which will be able to cover long distances. Essentially, this independence suspension allows 2016 Jeep Wrangler drivers to drive off-road, something not many vehicles are genuinely capable of doing. Most of all, it allows the users to customize the Jeep Wrangler as they prefer for greater off-road performance.
Another highly anticipated change on the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is for its designers to shed off some of its current excess weight. In this case, this new model is expected to have an aluminum body in addition to a slightly altered face which will improve the aerodynamics. In a bid to improve the 2016 Jeep Wrangler fuel economy, this car will be offered in an eight speed automatic transmission.
As for its exterior, it is expected to come with a black front and rear bumper, a permanent hoop for overturn protection, a soft top convertible, complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights and driver and passenger adjustable black door mirrors. This machine is again expected to receive new dimensions. Its new measurements include 152.8 inches in length, 73.7 inches in width and 70.9 inches in height. Other new dimensions on the 2016 Jeep Wrangler include a ground clearance of 8.8 inches, a 95.4 inches wheel base, a front and rear track of 61.9 inches and curb to curb turning circle of 34.9 feet.
Inside of 2016 Jeep Wrangler, it is likely to be offered with a 12v power outlet and RDS audio system with an AM/FM and CD player capable of reading an MP3. As for its cargo capacity, its rear seat will be down to 61.2 ft while all seats will be placed at 17.2 cu ft. This machine will also be equipped with a digital clock, immobilizer, electronic traction control via ABS, stability control features, new delayed fade courtesy lights and front seat cup holders. There will be a front center armrest, 3 point front seat belts and driver and passenger airbags with multiple deployments. As for its interior dimensions, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler will have 41.3 inches front headroom, 40.3 inches rear headroom, 55.6 inches front hip room, 44.7 inches rear hip room, 41 inches front leg room and 35.6 inches rear leg room.
2016 Jeep Wrangler: Engine and Fuel Economy
This machine will be offered with a turbocharged 3.0 liter V6 Ecodiesel, the same engine which is under the hood of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The engine delivers 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. This engine is rated at 21/28 mpg city/highway consecutively, and it shall be mated to an eight speed automatic transmission. It is expected to be boosted with 20 to 30 more horses when it is introduced in the 2016 Jeep Wrangler. In addition to the diesel engine, the current 3.6 liter V6 Pentastar engine is expected to be rolled over in this new auto. This second option delivers 286 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Pentastar is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on a highway and it is mated with a five speed automatic transmission.
2016 Jeep Wrangler: Price and Release Date
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler is expected to be launched during a certain Motor Show which is not yet disclosed. Its mass production will commence in the first half of 2015. In case the expected diesel engine is offered, 2016 Jeep Wrangler will cost about $ 45 000.