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2016 Jeep Wrangler Will Be ‘Softer’?

2016 Jeep Wrangler Will Be ‘Softer’?

2016 Jeep Wrangler Will Be ‘Softer’?
October 30
14:48 2013

People love the legend of the indestructible Jeep Wrangler, but they don’t want to make any compromise when it comes to safety, personal comfort and fuel consumption. They want to have the basic shape unchanged, but they’d love to drive more smoothly on the public roads. This is the dilemma engineers in charge with the development of the new Jeep Wrangler will have to tackle in a way or another.

The ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler comes mainly from its solid axle construction. This type of suspension is ideal in an off road situation, but on the asphalt, the solid axle is no match in terms of handling, comfort and stability to the independent suspension. As a consequence, there are rumors that solid axles will be replaced with an independent suspension in the 2016 Jeep Wrangler. Some say that an air suspension system is also considered to be added as an optional feature.

Overall weight reduction is also an important aspect of the development of the next Jeep Wrangler. According to some sources, the next Jeep Wrangler will go on a serious diet, using aluminum body panels. The stricter fuel economy and crash safety regulations will also be an important issue to consider during development, therefore the removable doors, roof and folding windshield might be a thing of the past.

There is much debate whether a ‘softer’ Jeep Wrangler will be just as popular as its predecessors were. It is a fact that independent suspension does not necessarily limit the Wrangler’s off-road abilities – Hummer H1 has an independent suspension, while it has phenomenal off-road performance. While we know nothing for sure for now, it is more than likely that the 2016 Jeep Wrangler will be quite different compared to the ‘old’ Wranglers. So those who love the old-school Jeep Wrangler should think about buying one right now.

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