While the basic design of the retooled 2018 Jeep Wrangler is similar to the current Wrangler, FCA has updated, and modernized, its popular off-roader with offerings such as an eight-speed automatic transmission, an available 8.4-inch touch-screen display and a backup camera. Production of the 2018 Wrangler has begun with the soft- and dual-top four-door versions. Here's some initial reaction from the automotive media.
Fiat Chrysler and Hyundai are exploring a technical partnership, but there are no merger talks, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said. FCA also has not made a decision on spinning off its supplier division, Magneti Marelli, and robotics maker Comau, he said.
FCA US extended its losing streak to a 15th consecutive month in November, as sales fell 3.7 percent to 154,919 vehicles.
The redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler may look similar to its immediate predecessor, but above the skid plates and beneath the removable top, fans of the off-roader will notice the upgrades incorporated into the first Wrangler redesign since 2006.
Kia and Alfa Romeo have for the first time ever been named finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also include two chances for Honda to extend its winning streak to a third consecutive year.