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Wrangler 2017: what’s new?

by David Zatz on

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler appears to be scheduled to debut in 2016, as a 2017 model. Several sources have now claimed that it will have an independent suspension, which is anathema to many hard-core Jeepers but hardly unique among 4x4s: the 1963 Jeep Wagoneer boasted an optional independent front suspension, and the military’s “Humvee” is outfitted that way.  Reportedly, Wrangler’s setup will be a long-travel design with the maximum possible ground clearance. This remains officially unconfirmed and unacknowledged, though Jeep officials have said that a Wrangler redesign is in the works. Many expect a pickup to be part of the next generation as well, though this, too, is unconfirmed.

For a full look at the independent suspension question and other renderings, see our new 2017 Jeep Wrangler page.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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