A few months back, we reported that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is headed our way with lots of changes to bring with it. One of those changes, in particular, being that it will feature aluminum in order to spare some weight. At the time, we were unaware of exactly how much aluminum will be used but thanks to a leaked memo from Alcoa, now we know.
According to JL Wrangler Forums, some parts of the new Jeep Wrangler will be the first to utilize Alcoa’s “high form alloy”, but we are still unsure which parts these will be. We do know, however, that the door inners and outer and inner sections of the hood will for sure be made of aluminum.
As we mentioned earlier, using aluminum will help the Jeep shed some weight, therefore leading to increased fuel economy (something all Atlanta Jeep drivers should appreciate). And this isn’t the only chance you’re going to see...Jeep is also planning a pickup version and new engines to even further boost the fuel economy.
We know you're just as excited as us about the arrival of this Jeep but we have a bit of a wait yet! In the meantime, stop by Landmark Dodge in Atlanta and give our 2016 Jeep Wrangler a test drive!