Report: 2017 Jeep Wrangler to keep solid axles

Report: 2017 Jeep Wrangler to keep solid axles image

Marcus De Guzman / Jeep PH | February 17, 2015 16:40

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The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will reportedly be keeping its floating solid axle suspension system according to Automotive News. This comes after some previous reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne was pondering upon fitting the next-gen Wrangler with an independent suspension system and converting it to a unibody construction.

The all-new Wrangler is slated to be released sometime in 2017 and will still have a body-on-frame construction along with an updated suspension system for better ride quality. To enhance the SUV's fuel economy, the 2017 Wrangler will also have a smaller aluminum body, a fixed windshield with greater rake and a 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Additionally, Marchionne stated to Automotive News that the upcoming Wrangler will use more powerful turbocharged engines than the current naturally aspirated V6 units.

Source: Automotive News