What’s new with the Jeep Wrangler JK for 2018?

2018 Jeep® Wrangler JK Sahara

Yes, a new Jeep Wrangler is coming. We’ve seen the prototypes. But that doesn’t mean Jeep is going to let the current JK Wrangler die on the line. Here’s what’s new for the 2018 JK version of the Wrangler;

  • New for 2018, Wrangler JK models feature new “Wrangler JK” decal on the driver’s side front quarter panel
  • Wrangler JK Golden Eagle, Freedom, and Altitude Editions join the lineup for 2018
    • Wrangler JK Golden Eagle features:
      • Premium tan soft top
      • Available tan half doors
      • Golden Eagle center and side hood decals
      • Body-color grille and fender flares with Low Gloss Bronze throats, headlamp rings, and Jeep badging
      • Steel front and rear bumpers with bronze tow hooks
      • Heavy duty rock rails with matching black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • 17-inch Low Gloss Bronze wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich KO2 tires
      • Golden Eagle logo on front seats
      • Titanium-painted bezels, vent rings, and door handles all with silver bolt heads
      • Light Bronze accent stitching on the McKinley vinyl wrapped front door armrests, console lid, Black leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Black cloth seats
    • Wrangler JK Freedom Edition returns for 2018 with military-themed exterior and interior design cues including:
      • Oscar Mike fender badges and decals on the hood, fenders and rear quarter panel
      • Low Gloss Granite Crystal-painted 17-inch alloy wheels and grille
      • Body-color fender flares
      • Heavy duty rock rails with matching black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • Front and rear steel off-road bumpers
      • Premium black soft top
      • Oscar Mike logo embroidered on the seat backs in silver stitching
      • Silver accent stitching on the leather wrapped steering wheel, doors, seats and front arm rest
      • Iron Gray Metallic front-passenger grab handle, door pulls and dash vent rings
    • Based on the Sahara model, the Wrangler JK Altitude’s highlights include:
      • Body-color grille with High Gloss Black throats, head lamp rings, front and rear bumper appliques, Jeep badge, and 18-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Dueler tires
      • Standard body color hard top
      • Power bulge hood
      • Black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • Standard black leather seats with Diesel Gray accent stitching
      • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Liquid Titanium-painted spokes and Diesel Gray stitching
      • Liquid Titanium finish vent rings, door and instrument panel grab handles with black bolt heads
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK offers available premium tan soft top on Freedom Edition and Rubicon Recon models
    • Standard on Golden Eagle model
  • Tru-Lok Locking Rear Differential available on Wrangler JK Willys Wheeler and Freedom Edition
Chad Kirchner
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In addition to Chad Kirchner's work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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