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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.

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