Many people knows Rubicon and Sahara, but they don't necessarily know what the YJ, TJ, JK, and JL of the Wrangler mean.
▲The picture left is Rubicon, the picture right is Sahara
In fact, YJ, TJ, JK, JL these are the models of Wrangler 1st to 4th generations.
YJ(1st Generation Wrangler) ：1987-1996 Jeep launched the family's only square-lighted tough guy - YJ.
The name Wrangler (Wrangler) is also inherited from the YJ model, which symbolizes the freedom-loving western cowboy.
TJ(2nd Generation Wrangler): 1997-2005 TJ is the Wrangler cross-century model, the second generation of the Wrangler in 1997 changed back to round lights, and has been inherited to the present, and the seven-hole grille together become the classic design of the Wrangler. Another highlight was the TJ's abandonment of the leaf-spring suspension in favor of a coil-spring suspension with better road ride.
JK(3rd Generation Wrangler): JK series is the most popular series of Wrangler.
Because the JK series introduced a four-door, five-seat version, the four-door version are more spacious and practical performance than the two-door. four-seat version suitable for off-road use made it a tool car and station wagon for enthusiasts, allowing more people to accept this American tough guy.
The four-door Wrangler weakened the off-road feature but strengthened the sense of modern design, which gaining the unanimous praise of the market, During the 12 years of service in JK, more than 2.1 million Wranglers rolled off the line, satisfying both the niche off-road market and the mass family car market.
JL(4th Generation Wrangler): 2018-present Now the latest 2019 Wrangler has belonged to the fourth generation. In this generation of Wrangler called JL,the model frames of Jeep JK and Jeep JL are almost the same, but in terms of configuration system, JL has more attributes of a family car.
The Wrangler has increased its space size with each generation, and has changed from a big toy for a few people to a family car for more and more people. Both in appearance and performance, the JL no longer pursues hardcore, but advances toward a sporty and stylish aesthetic, which is fully presented in a body full of soft lines.
In order to adapt to urban use, the JL Wrangler is equipped with an electro-hydraulic power assist system, not only ensures transmission efficiency, but also enhances the driving experience. In some interior details, the JL is also more humane, such as improving the tilt of the seats, adding a sense of luxury interior and so on.
JL Wrangler's power has been criticized by many people, the combination of 2.0T + 8AT can't do the linear output of the power of the large-row self-absorption, but as a family car it's more friendly fuel consumption, in this choice, the Wrangler is difficult to do both off-road home, but in terms of current sales and word of mouth, it seems to be a success with the facelift.
Although Jeep Wrangler has been updated, but we can still see the same side from it, catering to the preferences of people in each era, taking them to explore more unknown, so how can people not love the Wrangler?