2018 Jeep Wrangler: First Official Photos


We’ve seen endless renderings and spy photos of the JL Wrangler, but here it is, for real this time.



It feels like we’ve been seeing spy photos and fan-made renderings of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler for decades, but finally, we’re getting the real thing. Jeep just released the first official shots of the 2018 JL Wrangler at SEMA today, giving us a surprise first look at this wildly anticipated 4×4. This, I’m sure you’ll agree, is a very welcome surprise.

Jeep only released three exterior images of the 2018 Wrangler, but they’re all revealing. The top shows a Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, while the two below show a two-door Rubicon, with doors and roof removed, and windscreen lowered. The truck looks a lot like previous Wranglers, with lots of subtle design touches added for a more modern vibe. Wrangler fans will like what they see here, and they’ll definitely be happy that the doors and roof panels can be removed, and that the windscreen can be lowered.



In fact, it looks like lowering the windscreen on the Wrangler will be easier than before. Jeep designed a new roll bar for the Wrangler that features A-pillar tubes, creating, essentially, a full cage. On previous Wranglers, the bars running along the top of the front doors had to be removed to lower the windshield, but for the JL, no disassembly is required. Interestingly, there’s also no foam padding on the 2018 Wrangler’s roll cage, a first for this model.

While we have images of the 2018 Wrangler, we’ll have to wait another month for specs, pricing, and other details to be confirmed. Of course, we already have a pretty good idea of what’s coming for the JK Wrangler, so check out our page for the most updated info. Highlights include a much-updated interior, a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, and more aluminum bodywork. This truck might look familiar, but it’s a huge technological step forward for the Wrangler.



The 2018 Wrangler is expected to begin production later this year, just after it makes its in-person debut at the LA Auto Show on November 29th. And if you want to get your hands on an early-production example, you can place an order with your local Jeep dealer now.

Article Source: roadandtrack


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