Spy Photos Alert! We have spotted Jeep’s next generation, Wrangler!
A 4-door Wrangler Unlimited was the ‘victim’ of our photographers lately, and we also had a chance to see a test mule for the 2-door version earlier.
Both of these vehicles are due to be revealed by the company later this year or in early 2018, and they will most likely be presented as 2018 models. We speculate that debut of these two will be at November’s 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Judging from these photos, we can say that the design is simply evolutionary!
First of all the trademark boxy shape of the new Wrangler, the JL series, looks quite similar to the current JK as seen in one of the shots. At the front, the vehicle will feature round lights and a slightly slatted grille while at the back we will have a set of square shaped tail lights similar to those on the current model with an hourglass design.
Another similarity to the current model is the door cut-lines which is a sort of aid when it comes to keeping the familiar rugged design of previous Wranglers. Among other well-known trademark cues, we saw the extended front bumper, chunky side mirror caps, and exposed door hinges.
The all new Wrangler will be produced at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ plant in Toledo, Ohio. The start of production will most likely be towards the end of the year. According to some sources, the company will eventually add a pickup body style to the range. Described as a ‘hint at what’s to come’ is the Jeep Crew Chief 715 concept that we saw in 2016, and this makes everything quite juicy.
What’s even more interesting is that the new pickup body style won’t be the only considerable change to the Wrangler. An 8-speed automatic will be available along the standard 6-speed manual! Another thing to look forward to is the potential turbocharged inline-4 offered alongside a V-6. Last but not least, there is a possibility of a diesel and hybrid options. Other than that, the company will probably use aluminum at some points of production so as to shed weight and by doing so, they will boost fuel economy also.