Over the weekend, JLwranglerforums.com came across what appear to be PDFs of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler owner’s manual and user’s guide ahead of the Wrangler’s official reveal at the LA Auto Show in December. It’s the most comprehensive set of details seen so far, and as with most owner’s manuals, the documents provide images of what the JL-generation Jeep Wrangler will look like.
Sifting through the entire owner’s manual would easily take more time than you probably have on your lunch break, but there are some really juicy details peppered throughout all the diagrams, schematics and long lists of specs. Instructions on how to take off the doors, roof panels and fold-down windshield are all there, as are instructions on how to remove the bumper end-caps. Buried among the list of sensor lights and indicators, though, is an indication that there’s a power-sliding hardtop option on the way.
One of the new features in the infotainment department is a series of apps dedicated to off-roading. Cycling through the pages on the 8.4-inch screen, information like wheel articulation, transfer case status, pitch and roll, transmission temperature, suspension and basic essentials like oil and coolant temperatures, oil pressure and battery voltage is now readily available and viewable with the touch of a button. Horsepower figures are noticeably absent, as is any indication of a diesel option (that may be coming later down the line), but the manual does confirm a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder.
Feel free to sift through all 608 pages of the owner’s manual yourself, but it might just be quicker to wait until we drive the new Wrangler and report back.
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