Next-gen Jeep Wrangler will still feature floating solid axles

Article by Christian A., on February 19, 2015

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler due 2017 will still feature floating solid axles, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles still considered it as key to the off-roader's ability to traverse nearly any terrain, according to a report by Automotive News. Fiat Chrysler will update the Wrangler’s suspension to improve ride and fuel economy while keeping its basic suspension design.

This means good news to Jeep loyalists who don’t want an independent front and/or rear suspension and to the aftermarket industry earning billions of dollars in accessories annually from Wrangler owners, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Association.

With a solid axle design, the new Wrangler can be "lifted" for greater ground clearance and for fitting oversized tires. The next-generation Wrangler is expected to be more lightweight and have improved aerodynamics to enhance its fuel economy.

According to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Wrangler SUV will feature a lighter, aluminum body and will be smaller than the current model.

It will also have a fixed windscreen with a significant rake for improved aerodynamics. It will also be powered by smaller turbocharged engines paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. [source: automotive news - sub. required]

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