Canada Press Kit: 2018 Jeep Lineup

FCA Canada: 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Overview

Windsor, Ontario August 31, 2017 - The iconic 2018 Jeep® Wrangler JK – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – delivers unmatched off-road capability with legendary four-wheel drive and is produced with more than 75 years of 4x4 engineering experience. Wrangler JK continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles, electronic lockers, and is one of the few mid-size SUVs that offer a six-speed manual transmission, in addition to its five-speed automatic. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK features a standard eight-speaker audio system and an optional Premium Alpine Audio Package that includes nine Alpine speakers, a subwoofer and a 552-watt amplifier.
New for 2018:
  • New for 2018, Wrangler JK models feature new “Wrangler JK” decal on the driver’s side front quarter panel
  • Wrangler JK Golden Eagle, and Altitude Editions join the lineup for 2018
    • Wrangler JK Golden Eagle features:
      • Premium tan soft top
      • Available tan half doors
      • Golden Eagle centre and side hood decals
      • Body-colour grille and fender flares with Low Gloss Bronze accents, 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
  • Based on the Sahara model, the Wrangler JK Altitude’s highlights include:
    • Body-colour grille with High Gloss Black throats, head lamp rings, front and rear bumper appliques, Jeep badge, and 18-inch high-gloss black wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Dueler tires
    • Standard body colour hard top
    • Power bulge hood
    • Black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
    • Standard black leather seats with Diesel Grey 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 Rubicon Recon models
    • Standard on Golden Eagle model
  • Tru-Lok Locking Rear Differential available on Wrangler JK Willys Wheeler
  • Jeep Wrangler JK features Canada’s best-selling engine, the 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine delivering 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque
  • Jeep Wrangler JK is available with several axle gear ratios allowing customers to optimize fuel economy and vehicle capability. Wrangler JK is available with 3.21, 3.73 or 4.10 ratios depending on model. Also, Wrangler JK offers towing capability up to 3,500 pounds
  • An available best-in-class approach angle of 42.2 degrees, breakover angle of 25.8 degrees and departure angle of 32.3 degrees helps the Jeep Wrangler JK scale the toughest terrain
  • The capable driveline of the Sport and Sahara models include a Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle. The Command-Trac NV241, part-time, two-speed transfer case, features a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In addition, an optional Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip in low-traction environments such as sand, mud or snow
  • The Wrangler JK Rubicon Recon model features a front axle upgrade, enhanced off-road rock rails, heavy-duty cast differential covers, Dana 44 front and rear axles and the Rock-Trac NV241 two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio. Rubicon Recon also includes electric front and rear locking differentials, disconnecting front sway bar and 32-inch BF Goodrich KM off-road tires, taking the Wrangler JK to the highest level of capability
  • The Jeep Wrangler JK’s signature features include: classic round headlamps, seven-slot grille, trapezoid wheel flares, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield and innovative removable tops and half doors that allow the Wrangler JK to retain the brand’s iconic appearance and function
  • Standard electronic stability control (ESC), electronic roll mitigation, trailer-sway control, Hill-start Assist and brake traction control are among two dozen available safety and security features
Model Lineup
For 2018, the Wrangler JK lineup consists of five models:
  • Sport
  • Sport S
  • Willys Wheeler
  • Sahara
  • Rubicon
Exterior Colours:
  • Chief
  • Baja Yellow
  • Gobi
  • Xtreme Purple
  • Billet Metallic
  • Black
  • Bright White
  • Firecracker Red
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Rhino

Interior Colours:
  • Black
  • Black/Dark Saddle Brown
  • Black/Dark Olive

FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 97th anniversary in 2022. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers that sell Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo products, as well as SRT performance products. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler Grand Caravan (Windsor) and Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.