The Jeep Wrangler is as iconic as it is timeless - not only within the Jeep brand but among all manufacturer's products. It sits in an exclusive club of vehicles that are immediately recognizable. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Porsche 911 are also members, and, like the Wrangler, have maintained a look and feel consistent in design and characteristics of their original model.
This puts tremendous pressure on each new evolution of a vehicle like the Wrangler. Not only because of its looks, but with its driving dynamics, extreme off-road capabilities and, simply put, its grit. There could have been a tendency, or even unavoidable aftereffect, to soften the Wrangler when trying to evolve and modernize it.
The good news is, in its most recent version of the next generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler, a lot has been improved. And the best part is, it still has grit.