The next-gen Jeep Wrangler Unlimited leaked on Jeep online community. In the first look, it appears little has changed between the existing generation and the upcoming 2018 model, but there are a few distinctions that we can mention.
The first thing that Jeep fans will enjoy to see is that the Wrangler still use a solid frame with a detachable roof and doors. With all the body panels in place, the JL-series Wrangler appears a lot like the JK, bearing a similarly blocky profile. One thing you’ll observe is that there’s a vent behind the front fenders, potentially to assist aerodynamics. Those fenders are somewhat different from the JK, and we can just barely construct the horizontal LED daytime running lights we have actually observed in previous spy shots. The front bumper is also revamped, with the foglights rearranged from the center to the edges. Naturally, Jeep’s characteristic seven-slat grille rollovers, however it appears more upright than in the past. Toward the top, it inclines backwards in a somewhat comparable way to the Jeep Shortcut concept that debuted at last year’s Jeep Easter Safari. Similarly like that concept, the headlights intrude slightly into the external slats of the grille.
There’s a different character line below the windows that ranges from the A-pillar back, and the door handles appearance slightly different. The windscreen appears more upright and includes different hinges for folding it down. At the rear, new taillights can be seen and a side-hinged tailgate with hinges on the opposite side, an imprint in the rear bumper where a spare tire would fit, and steps sculpted into the corners of that bumper.
Fiat Chrysler would not verify this is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, however we guess it is. The model should make it’s debut this year, at the Los Angeles Motor show in November. In addition to the existing Pentastar V-6, the next-gen version should also be provided with a turbocharged inline-four called the Hurricane and FCA’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6. Transmission options will likely consist of an eight-speed automatic and a six-speed manual.