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Lengthy Shift Lever Fans, Rejoice: Next-Gen Wrangler Will receive a Stick Shift

Lengthy Shift Lever Fans, Rejoice: Next-Gen Wrangler Will receive a Stick Shift

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The #SaveTheManuals crew can breathe a sigh of relief. It appears as though the approaching 2018 Jeep Wrangler will not be a computerized-only model in the end.

Spy shots of the Wrangler test mules interior shows a six-speed stick shift, meaning Fiat Chrysler Automobiles got word from proprietors the tranny option was worth saving.

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In May, we found that FCA executives were hanging out the 2016 Overland Expo, asking proprietors the things they considered the potential of ditching row-your-own versions from the next-generation Wrangler. Going through existing inventories, roughly 10 % of Wranglers leave all having a stick shift, and lots of auto pundits agree the system isnt a pleasure to function.

Messing an excessive amount of using the Jeepiest of Jeeps is really a recipe for revolt, so FCA most likely felt it had been far better to leave the damn factor alone.

We all know the 2018 Wrangler will obtain a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, however the next manual may be a brand new unit. The photos show another shift lever, and reverse gear continues to be moved in the lower to upper left position.

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Expect the stick shift to become offered on lower-finish trims, mated towards the 3.6-liter V6, and perhaps the approaching 3.-liter diesel V6. Jeep is anticipated to provide a turbocharged 2.-liter Hurricane four being an upgrade, though its doubtful the roughly 300 horsepower unit will receive a stick shift mate. The Hurricane engine had been spied undergoing testing inside a Wrangler.

Aside from the new engines and transmissions, the following-generation Wrangler might find weight-saving measures and aerodynamic tweaks targeted at wringing every last little bit of fuel useage from the boxy model.

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