Details On The 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep is changing up the Wrangler for the 2018 model and the biggest switch is that it’s technically a hybrid. According to Jalopnik, the new Wrangler can be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with electric motor assist. And they’re calling it eTorque, which apparently sounds better than a hybrid. It’s reported to put out 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

Other changes on the Wrangler in the first full redesign in 11 years include updated body design, new aerodynamics, and a laundry list of new tech features. Jeep fans, how do you feel about the new hybrid?

This week on PowerNation Katie’s featured ride is a rare 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge. Owner Bill Stovall got it from a salvage yard 18 years ago and did a total frame off restoration back to like factory new. Only 58 came with the Ram Air-4 engine with automatic transmission. That classic color is “Carousel Red” with an interior as stock as it came with black bucket seats, an AM radio, no power seats or power brakes. As Bill says “This is a muscle car that takes muscle to drive”. Along with the tech from our four shops, Team Summit NHRA Funny Car racer Tim Wilkerson has a tech tip on relays. Check it all out this week on PowerNation.

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