2018 Jeep Wrangler Rumors – What is True and What Isn’t Confirmed (Yet)

jeep wrangler rumors

There is a lot of speculation about the next generation Jeep Wrangler, which is expected to debut in 2018. If you are wondering what is true and what’s not, you came to the right place. The 2018 Wrangler has been spied a few times and the spy photos give us hope that many of the rumors are true.

Retractable Hardtop

Based on some spy shots, The Drive believes there is a good possibility that the new Wrangler hard top may be available with a retractable hard top.  The reason this rumor has surfaced is because the interior spy shots of the Wrangler show a new button near the roof of the Jeep that looks like it could very well be a button that could control a retractable roof. Jeep has not yet confirmed this rumor, but if they do we are sure many Jeep lovers will be happy because the hardtop on the Wrangler is time consuming to remove.

Aluminum Frame

Yes, the rumor that the Jeep Wrangler will be lighter is true. A majority of the panels on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be made of aluminum. The lighter weight material will allow for better handling, improved acceleration, and better fuel economy. All good things for the 2018 Wrangler!

Possibility of a Diesel and Hybrid Wrangler

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Three Vehicles Perfect for Those Always on the Water

vehicles for those always on the water

Always on the water? Do you have a boat or like to fish or surf? Maybe you just spend all your free time with friends or family down by the beach. Regardless of what you like to do, if you are always on the water, we have some perfect vehicle options for you and with summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get one of them.

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

This is a relatively new vehicle to the Jeep lineup (first year of production in 2015), but it has already proven its strength and capability. If you are a Jeep person looking for features like a roof rack, better fuel efficiency for all your trips down to the beach, and at an affordable price check out the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk.

Features that make the Renegade Trailhawk awesome for those who love being on the water:

  • The Renegade Trailhawk can tow up to 2,000 pounds. This is plenty to tow a couple jet skis.
  • A standard feature on the Renegade Trailhawk is a roof rack and it’s the perfect way to transport for your surfboard, kayak, wake board, and so on.
  • Fits five adults comfortably, so bringing family or friends with you is not a struggle.
  • Heading up to Daytona or another beach that allows driving on it? The Renegade Trailhawk comes in 4×4 drive with the selec-terrain system that has a sand option.
  • Pricing begins at just $26,895.

Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango is a large, capable and family-friendly option for water lovers.

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We’d Love to See the Jeep Yuntu Concept in the U.S.

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Since 2007, Jeep has been producing third generation Wranglers, known as the Wrangler JK, but they’ll be changing that soon. For the 2018 model year, Jeep is replacing the Wrangler JK with a new platform and we wonder if it will be anything like the new Jeep concept, the Jeep Yuntu Concept, which was introduced in China at the Shanghai Auto Show 2017. We can only hope …

The Jeep Yuntu Concept is unlike any Jeep model in the U.S. The concept is a PHEV and it is a seven-passenger vehicle, which are two elements that would make Jeep’s lineup in the U.S. more versatile. In addition to the Yuntu Concept’s impressive electric range of 40 miles, the Jeep has advanced technology like wireless battery recharging, facial recognition and gesture controls.

While we can’t expect all of the advances of the Yuntu to be introduced in 2018, it is possible Jeep could work them into their next designs over time. In addition to the changes to the Wrangler, the Jeep brand has several other changes, like the revival of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and the Wrangler pickup, planned for the next few years. [click to continue…]

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Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Shows Off Capabilities at Jeep Beach

Jeep Renegade trailhawk at Jeep bEACH

Jeep Beach in Daytona was this past weekend and as always there were thousands of Wranglers showing off their capabilities on the obstacle course. However, there was one unexpected vehicle that stole the show and proved its capability to all at the event, the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. We know this sounds surprising, but just check out the video for yourself posted on Youtube by Munnday86 (the Renegade is featured in the first few minutes)!

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Have More Fun This Summer with Chrysler or Jeep

summer is easy with chrysler and jeep

Summer is just around the corner, are you ready? Jeep and Chrysler both have vehicle options to make your summer a breeze.

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No matter which Jeep you choose from the Renegade to the Wrangler, there are features all Jeep’s share that will make your summer easier than ever.

  • Are you the adventurous type? All Jeep models are capable SUVs that allow drivers to push the limits when adventuring outside. Consumers can go all out with a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, one of the most off-road capable models, but there are other models like the Renegade Trailhawk or Compass Trailhawk that are more budget-friendly. An off-road adventure is right around the corner.
  • If you like to camp, fish, hike, or do other outdoor activities over the summer, you need  space for equipment like fishing poles, tents, coolers and luggage. Every Jeep provides ample space for all of your cargo needs.
  • Most Jeeps are available with the option of deep tinted glass which keeps the inside much cooler and some of the tints even protect passengers and the driver from UV rays. Tint is a much needed feature for those who live in Florida during the summer!

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Most Powerful SUV is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

jeep grand cherokee trackhawk

Are you a fan of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT? If so, are you drooling over the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk? It’s  a Grand Cherokee built off the SRT platform, but it’s equipped with a 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat engine, making it the most powerful and quickest SUV ever.

Jeep debuted the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the New York International Auto Show and it is jaw-dropping .The SRT Hellcat-powered SUV is more than just fast. It has plenty of other amazing features from performance to style to technology. Check out the details.

Powertrain and Drivetrain

  • Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, the same engine in the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat models
  • Produces 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque
  • TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.
  • All-wheel drive (AWD)

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Avoid Issues After Mudding by Cleaning Your Jeep

cleaning jeep after mudding

For the adventurous souls, nothing is as awesome as plowing through a mud hole (or many).The mud is the fun part! The struggle is afterwards trying to clean your Jeep. No worries though, follow the steps below and cleaning your Jeep after mudding will be easier than ever.

Do it soon

Like with many things in life, putting off cleaning your car after mudding may be what you want to do, but getting it done sooner than later is the way to go. The longer the mud stays on the vehicle, the harder it is to clean. As soon as mud dries it can cake onto a car like concrete, which can be bad for the vehicle, especially if it cakes onto the bottom side of the Jeep which you will learn more about below.

Get all of the cracks

Don’t forget to clean all those hard to get to spots! Wheel wells, bumpers, radiator, and even under the hood (be careful to avoid water on the mechanics). Be extra careful not to over due the wash by battery and engine because frying either of those items is a costly fix. Those components may be a hassle to get to, but if mud dries on those parts it can cause the vehicle to overheat and lead to other issues. [click to continue…]

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Ready to Shred? Get in the Jeep Wrangler and Go

Using your Jeep Wrangler to carry a surfboard

It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that Jeep vehicles, especially the Jeep Wrangler, are popular among the surf community. The Wrangler’s removable top is ideal for transporting surf boards and a lot of the best surf spots around the world are only accessible with a 4×4 vehicle.

It’s not just a one way street though, Jeep also does their part to be among the surf crowd, too. Jeep is an official sponsor of the World Surf League and this year they created the retro-looking surf-inspired Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimited Chief. So if you are on the hunt for a new vehicle and you will have a surfboard to bring around, check out a Jeep Wrangler and these accessories to make your ride to the ocean with a surfboard even easier.

Invest in a Rack

With a Jeep Wrangler it is always possible to take off the removable top and put a short surfboard (or a few) in the back. However, that is riskier for some long paddleboards and long surfboards, but a roof rack will solve that dilemma. There are plenty of different types and brands of racks available. Mopar makes some of our favorite roof racks and you can come visit us at the new Miami Lakes Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram  building for help with ordering any Mopar parts or accessories.

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Miami Lakes Automall – Home to Seven Brands and a Rare Owl?

owl at miami lakes automall

With seven car brands at one location, Miami Lakes Automall is popular among all types of car shoppers Whether you are looking for a sports car, SUV, or truck, Miami Lakes Automall has something for you, but a couple weeks ago, we discovered shoppers aren’t the only people that love our store. We were lucky enough to be the home of a wise and rare animal, a burrowing owl.burrowing-owl-at-miami-lakes-automall-1

A burrowing owl is a small owl with long legs that is generally found in grasslands or any other type of open and dry area, not Miami Lakes. So once we found out that he was a burrowing owl we realized this guy needed to find a new home. After a few days, Victor Mayoli, Director of Operations at Miami Lakes Automall began to get concerned and called animal control to come out and take a look. [click to continue…]

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New Jeep Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimited Trims: Chief, Smoky Mountain and Big Bear

Jeep Wrangler Chief Miami Lakes Jeep

Three new Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited trims are available and you are going to love them! Though there are 14 trims on the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited lineups, the new trims definitely stand out from the pack as they have bold exterior and interior style.  Here’s an introduction to the new Chief, Smoky Mountain and Big Bear trims now available on the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.

Jeep Wrangler / Wrangler Unlimited Smoky Mountain

When you think of the Smoky Mountains you probably think of the outdoors and hiking, fishing, and probably even off-roading and rock crawling. Jeep took those activities and created a special-edition vehicle that is perfect for all of those things, the Wrangler Smoky Mountain. The Smoky Mountain trims are available in five different colors, white and four shades of grey. It also features a sculpted hood, high-black accents, and black McKinley heated leather trimmed seats. This trim is the definition of rugged as you would expect for a vehicle that can handle the Smoky Mountains.  MSRP $34,345 [click to continue…]

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