JL Wrangler Options Include Full-Time 4WD System
Screen shot confirms a number of other speculations about the new Wrangler, including engine options.
A leaked options list for the “JL” Wrangler suggests that the new Jeep will make it a lot easier for fans to enjoy the off-road capabilities long associated with the vehicle.
According to a report by Jalopnik, the new Wrangler will feature a new Selec-Trac Full-Time 4WD system. The current JK model requires the driver to manually shift the transfer case to get power to all four wheels. However, the new 4WD system would activate automatically based on road conditions.
Sure, we know some of you purists might be thinking that it takes some of the fun out of the entire experience. If it’s any comfort, it appears that the Full-Time 4WD system would be a luxury option only available on the four-door Sahara trim. The speculation is that the beloved Rubicon model and basic
The speculation is that the beloved Rubicon model and basic Sport trims would still feature the more “traditional” manual 4WD system.
Clearly, the Full-Time 4WD system is aimed at those who want to enjoy or need the off-road capabilities of a Wrangler without having to put in any extra work.
The leaked list, which first appeared as a screenshot on JL Wrangler Forums, also details the new Wrangler’s engine options. They include an updated 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 to that will be available in late 2019. When it comes to the new Wrangler’s transmissions, there’s a six-speed manual and two optional eight-speed automatic transmissions listed. No big surprises there.
In addition, the screenshot confirms speculations that the new Wrangler will be offered with a power soft top. Apparently, there’s a new color option as well known as “Nacho Clear Coat.”
We suspect that there could be some other options not noted on the list, but the screenshot certainly answers some of the biggest questions we’ve had about the new Jeep.