The Jeep’s First Major Change In 20 Years

Aidan Araoz, Reporter

The Jeep Wrangler is an international icon. It first appeared into the world stage back in the Second World War when it was used as a military vehicle. This military vehicle found its way into the hearts of Americans and found its way into the hands of Citizens and the streets of our neighborhoods. These early Jeeps were made by the Willy company and instead of being called Wranglers, were actually called CJs. These CJ’s evolved into what we now know as the Jeep Wrangler. In recent time, the Jeep Wranglers have remained quite Stagnant in design and performance. But, with the coming of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, innovation has finally arrived.

The Jeep Wrangler is a cash machine for its producers. Jeep can remain making the same Wrangler year after year and have no issue with its sale. This is what makes the change of the 2018 Wrangler so bold. We have not seen innovation in the Wrangler for many years. Although, this years model shows no lack of it. A big change is seen with Jeeps introduction of more modern materials. Jeep has decided to not only use aluminium for the hood, but also for the fenders, doors, hinges, and windshield frame. Aluminium has also had a more subtle introduction in the engine mounts, steering gear, brake master cylinder, and the anti-roll and track bars. This installation of more modern materials has greatly improved the Jeeps stability when moving at high speeds.

Aside from the mechanics involved, the iconic soft-top removable roof has undergone astounding reform. The new soft top has been liberated of all zippers. This new design, relying heavily on framework, greatly reduces the time necessary to take down the soft top. This also enables the rear-quarter and back window sections to be removed independently while leaving the top section in place. In addition to remedying the old, Jeep has also brought in the new. On the 4 door Sahara and Rubicon models of the Wrangler, a one touch power top is available. This power top enables you to open up 90% of the Jeep’s ceiling to the air. The ease of a single touch to lower the entire roof of the Wrangler is astounding, especially to previous owners who have spent years struggling to remove the soft top.

If you are interested in purchasing a Jeep Wrangler you should consider this year’s models. These changes may not be aesthetically tantalizing, but they completely alter the user experience you will get with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler is now a more easy to use, efficient, and reliable vehicle.