Last edited by Ryukein; 05-09-2016 at 10:55 AM.
My feeling is that this replaces the 3.2 Pentastar in Cherokee, will be the base engine for Wrangler, and will be the up-level engine for Compass. My first inclination is that Renegade gets the standard N/A Hurricane but not the turbo, but then I considered the possibility of a Renegade Trackhawk, so I dunno. And I'd guess the 3.6 Pentastar stays as base engine for Grand Cherokee, as well as Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. (And probably also Durango and Ram 1500.)
I can also see the turbo Hurricane going into the Pacifica, the base 300 and Charger replacements, and the midsize Chrysler crossover.
Last edited by Turbio!; 05-09-2016 at 11:04 AM.
CEO Sergio Marchionne has hinted that the next-generation Wrangler would have an optional four-cylinder to go with its new eight-speed automatic transmission. That would provide a significant fuel economy increase over the current Wrangler's six-cylinder/five-speed automatic combination that yields just 17 mpg city/21 highway.
My guess is the turbo 4 will net minimal gains in fuel mileage and everyone will be all pissy about it. Except for the people that got it for aftermarket power reasons.
Last edited by Atl-Atl; 05-09-2016 at 11:20 AM.
Yeah, I really like the looks of the 200, too. If I were shopping (and hadn't heard the horror stories) I might look into them had they been available with a manual. Come to think of it, a manual option on the 200 could have netted them dozens more sales! What were they thinking?!!
Also, I like the name "Hurricane" for the engine. It has precedence in Jeep lexicon.
"It's got Hurricane hustle under the hood!"
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
To them, every new generation of Wrangler or CJ is somehow worse than the one that preceded it, even if all the magazine tests reveal the opposite to be true.
I'm sure they're still blaming Obama for the current Jeep JK.
Spotted a mule on my way home from Whole Foods! Wasn't able to get any more photos because he was turning. The extra length at the front is pretty noticeable.
2018 Jeep Wrangler turbo-four engine spied
Here’s visual proof of what has been widely rumored: The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in addition to its 3.6-liter V6. Seen here covered in spaghetti-like wiring in a Wrangler prototype, the engine is expected to displace 2.0 liters and be called “Hurricane.”
Clues that this engine packs turbo power include the various induction hoses running along both the front and back of the engine bay. It’s also clear upon close inspection that this is an inline engine block, rather than the V6 we know from today’s Wrangler. As on most of Fiat Chrysler’s four-cylinder engines, the oil filter cartridge is mounted at one end of the engine block.
The addition of a turbo-four engine would help the 2018 Jeep Wrangler post improved fuel-efficiency numbers and improve the Jeep brand’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy rating. Earlier reports say the engine will mate to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and that the Hurricane mill will use a twin-scroll turbo and an aluminum block, with peak power tipped at about 300 horsepower.
Planning documents from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also reveal that the Wrangler will add diesel and hybrid powertrains during its life cycle. An updated 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, also mated to an eight-speed automatic instead of the current Wrangler’s five-speed, will likely be the standard engine choice.
Last edited by Wimbledon; 05-20-2016 at 02:35 PM.
Those plans died with run up of gas prices, during the Carpocalypse.
With smaller engines baked into the platform, this time around, the even longer front end sparks some questions.
Will the hybrid/electric componentry live in the added space? Give the all terrain nature of the Jeep, it is probably best that batteries not be in the belly of the beast.
Is the extended length added to improve ride/handling of the two-door Wranglers? By increasing the wheelbase ahead of the firewall, this ensures that even the two-door will have a longer wheelbase.
It almost looks like the rear has moved back slightly, regardless, the proportions are spot on.
And this is getting out there.
But those wheels do not look exactly like their current version, is it possible they're more concave?
Is the axle slightly narrower, the overall track wouldn't be too different with that decreased backspacing, but something looks slightly different...
Still a rear 4 link with a panhard, they just moved the panhard up, changed it's routing a little bit.
I see pumpkin in the front too... IFS LOL
Last edited by Gitcha Sum; 05-19-2016 at 09:25 AM.