2018 Jeep Wrangler Possibly Exposed on a Forum Ahead of Official Debut
If you assume a little batch of photos of which landed on a Jeep Wrangler online forum today are legit, meet the all-brand-new, fully redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler. As we ascertained by spy photos of the brand-new Wrangler, the vehicle seen here appears to be a faithful rendition of the traditional Jeep profile. Can you spot the minor modifications compared with the current JK-generation Wrangler?
Posted to JL Wrangler Forums by user FS90, these images are a little on the grainy side. This specific, purportedly, will be the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, the top dog of the Wrangler lineup. This specific’s unclear where the black-along with-white images came by, yet site admins of the JL Wrangler Forums believe they’re legit. Absent our independent confirmation of the images’ source, we remain skeptical, although the vehicle they portray seems to fit what we expect by the 2018 Wrangler.
The front grille seen here still features Jeep’s traditional round headlights, yet they squeeze into the edges of the outer grille slots, a feature last seen on the Jeep CJ of which preceded the Wrangler along with ended production in 1986. The upper portion of the grille leans back in a kink, a design flair found on the original YJ-generation Wrangler of 1987 to 1995 of which was softened for the TJ generation of ’97–’06 along with disappeared entirely on the flat-faced JK of which made its debut in 2007.
As folks on JL Wrangler Forums have pointed out, the photos depict a fold-down windshield, as evidenced by the hinges at the bottom edge of the windshield frame. This specific type seems to have a flatter windscreen than the curved item on the current Wrangler, although This specific could be the image quality playing tricks; the glass will be definitely more steeply raked, however. This specific four-door maintains the general shape along with size of the current type’s doors, with slightly redesigned exposed hinges along having a brand-new horizontal character line running the length of the passenger compartment. A brand-new pocket-style vent sits just behind the front wheels, presumably to help evacuate air by the Wrangler’s signature open-to-the-front fenders along with lessen their aerodynamic drag.
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The second image shows the same purported four-door Wrangler Unlimited with fully removable roof along with doors, as well as a roll bar similar to of which on the current type. The taillights feature a more wraparound design than today’s units, along with while This specific slightly fuzzy image does not show a spare tire, the inset from the bumper seems to indicate of which This specific vehicle retains the Wrangler’s classic tailgate-mounted spare.
Compare the alleged 2018 Wrangler’s design with the 2017 type shown above, along with you might notice subtle modifications. The rig shown in these black-along with-white photos doesn’t stray too far by the familiar design of the wildly successful JK-generation Wrangler, yet there are flourishes of which freshen along with modernize the design. Given everything we’ve heard so far about the all-brand-new Wrangler, we expect This specific will maintain the off-road capabilities of the current type while dramatically improving its on-road manners, fuel efficiency, along with comfort. We can’t wait to see, along with drive, the finished product—along with the long-promised Wrangler pickup truck of which will be based on This specific.
This specific story originally appeared on Road & Track.