2018 Wrangler Info From Dealers Meeting at FCA (diesel, colors, debut, power top, and more)

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FCA invited a group of select Jeep dealers to a private meeting this week to learn about the 2018 Wrangler (JL / JLU).  Per an anonymous source, we’ve detailed some of the very interesting things learned, including news on the diesel Wrangler, colors, debut date, and more.

Catch the full summary inside.

For ALL that we know about the Jl/JT so far, please see the full main JL/JT info thread.
Timing
Trims
  • No more 2-door JL Sahara trim
Engines / Transmissions
  • Updated 3.6L Pentastar V6 Manual Transmission (standard), 3.6L Automatic (optional)
  • 2.0L DOHC Turbo Automatic Transmission (standard), No manual option
  • Diesel late 2019MY availability (and pending EPA certification) – See Latest Spy Photos
Tops/Roof
  • Power sliding hard top (PSHT) – late 2018MY availability
Colors
  • List of general colors to be available, yet to be fully confirmed
  • White
  • Black
  • Granite Crystal
  • Billet Silver
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Baja Yellow
Miscellaneous
  • JLU has a longer wheelbase
  • ESS confirmed (previously verified)
  • Push button start confirmed (see spy photos)
  • 33″ tire for Rubicon (see info thread)
  • Redesigned transfer case handle (see spy photos)
  • Manual lumbar support adjustment
  • Lug tool is now in metric
  • Most current (JK/JKU) aftermarket parts will fit the new model

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