According to a recent report, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler could be radically different than its predecessor.

According to a recent report, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler could be radically different than its predecessor.

Job postings suggest the model will be significantly lighter which has raised speculation that it could eschew the solid axles and coil-link suspension that gives it unparalleled off-road prowess.

Jeep CEO Mike Manley declined to confirmed the switch but told Automotive News "We're already in an environment where it's a challenge to produce a vehicle in that way [with solid axles], and it's going to get harder." He went on to say the Wrangler is "fundamental to our DNA" but it's "going to become progressively harder to make sure that the vehicle meets all of the standards that are required for it."

2016 Jeep Wrangler to lose the solid axles to reduce weight - report