The Jeep® Wrangler is one of the most established, iconic automobiles in the history of the four-wheeled machine, and while it has undergone its fair share of updates and upgrades over the years, it has, for the most part, remained pretty true to its original form. Still boxy, still powerful, still incredibly fun to drive, the Jeep Wrangler will be an off-road legend no matter what engineers do to modernize it.

We know, for example, that Jeep is working on a brand new version of the vehicle due to come out in the 2018 model year, and we know that all kinds of people are really excited about it. Car and Driver magazine, for example, recently named it to its most recent list of “25 Cars Worth the Wait,” which really is saying something when one takes a moment to look at all the other expensive sports cars that make up the rest of that list.

So why all the excitement for a vehicle that still will look more or less like the version it replaces? There are a lot of reasons, frankly, not the least of which is that there could be a Jeep Wrangler pickup coming with this new group of models, though the standard version of the vehicle won’t be any less amazing than usual, either. It will be manufactured with new, lighter materials, which means improved efficiency, and a couple of new powertrain options, which could include diesel and/or a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, create even more exciting possibilities for Battle Creek drivers.

As your friendly neighborhood Jeep dealership, we would sell any version of the Wrangler thrown our way, but this one looks particularly excellent. Soon enough, you’ll be able to stop by Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM to take one for a test drive, but in the meantime the current Wrangler awaits, and it’s no slouch, either.