fans, you're not out of the woods yet, but the latest news is good: Automotive News
reports that the next-generation Wrangler
will stick with floating solid axles front and rear. Fiat
wouldn't comment on the report, but the theory is that the combination of cost, capability, and ease of modification were deciding factors. We're sure the multibillion dollar aftermarket
industry is also pleased. Remember, Jeep showed off
the lifted Cherokee Dakar Concept
at the Easter Jeep Safari
last year, but the first ingredient in the recipe for jacking up its independent suspension was, "a whole new suspension."
Above that there will be an aluminum body that's smaller than the current one, which Allpar says
could be done with a narrower track and tighter gaps. It will sport a fixed windshield with increased rake to improve aero efficiency, and while there are rumors
of a diesel-engined version that we'll finally get in the US, there's been no reliable info as of yet to back that up.