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Is This The 2018 Jeep Wrangler?

Is This The 2018 Jeep Wrangler?

If we’re to believe a post on enthusiast forum JL Wrangler the above photo is of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. A random member of the forum published the shots (more at the link), but the site’s administration has since confirmed through its unnamed sources that the shots are, in fact, of the JL Wrangler.

Examining recent spy shots of the new Wrangler, the above photo certainly does seem to be the real deal. The overall look is extremely evolutionary versus today’s Wrangler, but there are some noteworthy differences.

A primary difference and something that has been confirmed in the past, is that the doors and roof of the new Wrangler are fully removable, with a hardened roll cage on the photographed Unlimited Rubicon model. Another key visual clue is that the iconic headlights are now curved into the outer slots of the seven-slot grille design, something else that has been noted in spy shots.

Additionally, the new Wrangler has brought about a new character line that is running the entire length of the vehicle on the belt line, including across the doors. Around back the new taillights appear to be similar to the Renegade and slightly wrap around to the side, which is a distinction from today’s Wrangler.

Jeep is slated to begin production of the 2018 Wrangler later this year at Fiat Chrysler’s Toledo, Ohio assembly plant.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. member12
    arutherford
    Going to be very hard to tell the difference between the two.


    Which isn't a bad thing. Jeep has a classic look. They can get away with updating it without changing the styling too much.
    Andrew_L
    carnut
    This shouldn't ruffle the feathers of the Jeep loyalists.


    Nope specially not Wrangler loyalists
    carnut
    This shouldn't ruffle the feathers of the Jeep loyalists.
    Andrew_L
    Dequindre
    I was hoping for something a bit more revolutionary. Jeep designers have to toe a fine line between tradition and modernity, but it appears that this model will be difficult to identify from the current.


    There's a lot of tech that's been missing on the wrangler now such as LED or HID lighting which I think will be addressed with this new model. Regardless Wrangler fans don't want it to stray too far away from the design it's had since the beginning.
    arutherford
    Going to be very hard to tell the difference between the two.
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