New 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL in Gonzales near Baton Rouge

The All-New 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Generation Is Available and It'll Be Sold Along with the Former Jeep Wrangler JK Gen.

At last year's Los Angeles Auto Show the head of design for Jeep, Ralph Gilles, said that "redoing the Wrangler is like Halley's Comet", meaning the opportunity doesn't come around often. In fact, the Jeep Wrangler has been in its current generation- known as the "JK"-  for 10 years, which is a long time, though not unsurprising for iconic models.

Iconic standards aside, we at Ralph Sellers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are pleased that the 2018 model year will feature both the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL generation!

As you can imagine, designers need to be conscientious when updating any Jeep vehicle, and that's especially true with the Wrangler. Thankfully, this off-roader has had a long and illustrious history, allowing the team to go back to old photos to pay just the right amount of homage.

The Exterior Difference in the Jeep Wrangler JL and JK

The exterior changes to the Wrangler JL are evident, but not over the top. The seven-slot grille has been given a slight curve, which not only gives it a different aesthetic feel, but better aerodynamics, as well.

The lights also received an update on the JL generation. Compared to the JK which had lights right next to the seven-slot grille, the JL's lights protrude into the grille. The taillights are also more involved, with bright LEDS that really stand out.

The JL's dash has a larger touchscreen and an information center with customizable features that are geared towards off-roading.

To sum up aesthetics, the Jeep Wrangler JL is slightly more design-focused than the JK. The sharp edges have been shaved a bit, and there's more body lines down the side which give it a bit of depth and style.

Go Anywhere with the Jeep Wrangler JL

The Wrangler JL will have the same 3.6L V6 engine as the JK. It has 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, though minor updates have made it 6% more efficient. There will also be an option for a 2.0L turbocharged engine with less horsepower (268), but significantly more torque at 295 lb-ft. 2019 will be the big year for diesel enthusiasts, because that's when the Wrangler JL will have a 3.0L turbodiesel offering. More on that as news trickles in!

Since the JK has been around for 10 years, there's going to be more modifications and accessories available, but the market for genuine and aftermarket gear will catch up on the JL quickly.

Where Can I Buy a New Jeep Wrangler JL in Gonzales?

For more information on the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL generation, stop in and see us! You can choose from the Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon trims. The Sahara is only available as a 4-door, but the others come in either 2- or 4-door styles.

If you prefer the slightly boxier body style and lean interior design of the older Jeep Wrangler JK then we have those available for sale as well.


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