There is nothing official yet, but the rumors are getting louder and louder, so we guess that Jeep is actually working on the new-old SUV. Moreover, we have some spy shots that could be the new generation 2018 Jeep Liberty. Still, judging by the photos, the vehicle isn’t going to continue with its rugged, off-road styling, but with these days more popular crossover-looking bodywork.
2018 Jeep Liberty: Styling and Features
In contrast to the SUV’s former boxy looking body, the 2018 Liberty will get more curves and aerodynamic. This especially refers on the front end styling, which is going to feature an aggressive hood and sloping roof lines. All the way back, there is a liftback hatch styling, so we can say it’s rather revolutionary design. According to speculations, there will be lots of fancy details with plenty of chrome, which isn’t inherently to the current Jeep’s lineup. Still, since the vehicle should attack the popular compact crossover segment, this won’t be too surprising. As for the interior, well we saw just a glimpse, but judging to it, there will be plenty of luxury inside. There is a large TFT display and standard infotainment system with an 8.5-inch infotainment touchscreen. We also saw the steering wheel with plenty of buttons, so the commands should be simple and easy to use.
In the powertrain department, the 2018 Jeep Liberty will offer at least two options. The crossover will use a 1.4-liter MultiAir inline four-cylinder unit with 160 HP and 184 pound-feet of twist. In case you need more, there will be a 2.4-liter inline-4, which will deliver 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The overseas version will have a diesel powertrain, most likely a new 2.0-liter turbocharged option with 138 HP and 260 lb-ft.
Price and Rivals
The next generation Jeep Liberty will fight against the amazing crossover as Nissan’s Qashqai, Toyota’s RAV4 or Kia Sportage, so it’s expected to have a similar starting price, which should be around $25K.