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Share and discuss exactly what you expect of the 2018 JL Wrangler along with confirmed bits of information that become available as time goes by.

To start, in 2014 Jeep CEO Mike Manley shared the following:

Fuel Economy:
what we need to do with next-generation Wrangler is drive its fuel economy in the right direction, some of which will include weight, some of that will include new technology, but it has to be a Wrangler, which means it has to be capable.
Customization:
a Wrangler is a canvas, and many of our customers like to customize their Wrangler, and we recognize that in the next generation that still has to be a very simple thing for them to do.
Diesel Powertrain:
In terms of diesel, that’s something we’re looking at, because I think diesel is, potentially, a powertrain solution for Wrangler.
Proactive Lifecycle:
If I was only relying on what happens today, the marketplace would take me over. If I rely on the Wrangler selling out as being the picture in two years time, I’m going to find myself in a very different situation, trying to catch up. You have to live in the world of the future when you think about what you want to do with your product. One of the things we’ve learned loud and clear since the emergence from the restructuring is very proactive lifecycle management, and we’ve benefited from that. If you take Compass and Patriot, for example, we’ve just had a record year with those. And one of the reasons is we’ve had a much better approach with lifecycle management, with special editions, with sometimes a minor (styling) intervention that is important to our customers. We have an environment where resting on laurels is not rewarded.
 

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Not exactly a definite confirmation for the Diesel Powertrain and I hope the VW scandal won't affect the release of a diesel Wrangler JL.
 

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As long as the Diesel JL passes the emissions test I don't see why the VW scandal will affect it's sales and there are a lot of die hard Jeep fans who won't let a little bit of bad diesel publicity stop them.
 

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As long as the Diesel JL passes the emissions test I don't see why the VW scandal will affect it's sales and there are a lot of die hard Jeep fans who won't let a little bit of bad diesel publicity stop them.
Same here.

They'll just be under the scope more than usual by the EPA and any other agencies. I'm sure there are other companies not discouraged from going through with similar plans which it shouldn't.
 

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I would prefer a diesel engine over a petrol any day especially for an off road jeep. Jeep will have plenty of time to ensure that the JL emissions is within the limit.
 

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I am likely going to buy a DIESEL 4-cylinder JLU.

With 8.4" UConnect w/ Apple Carplay. Pano power soft top if available. If not, pano paneled hard top. All white. Painting bumpers and skin plates too Hope they have white interior option too, for a polar edition with an engine block heater and heated seats. (I live in chicago)

I also hope for some sort of quick-remove door option, possibly with powerless doors/manual windows with no wiring harness to disconnect and reconnect (with power locks coming from a deadbolt protruding from pillar, into female port on door.

Imagine just opening the door all the way, and lifting it out right away, in seconds. No screws/bolts/wiring/etc
 

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An all white JL would be dope. Especially in the winter down in Chicago, boy that would look beast.
Only downside is when the snow melts and it all gets messy it makes the body look really messy and it's not the type of mess that comes off with regular washing and regular automotive soap, it requires harsher soap and elbow grease.
 

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Only downside is when the snow melts and it all gets messy it makes the body look really messy and it's not the type of mess that comes off with regular washing and regular automotive soap, it requires harsher soap and elbow grease.
Can't disagree with that, especially with all of the creases in the Wrangler, that'll require some good efforts. Beyond snow-foaming, some real in depth washing and tons of water.
 

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In that case the best thing to do is to get your entire vehicle vinyl wrapped, but it's only worth doing if you want to keep the vehicle for a very long time, beyond the original warranty. Anything short, great for the next guy, but you won't get that much bang for your buck.
 

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In order to reduce weight, I can see the new Wrangler being made with more aluminum than ever before.
I posted a thread somewhere on here that outlines what they're going to be making out of aluminum. But it definitely does have the most aluminum used compared to the other generations.
 
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