Jeep JL Wrangler spied undisguised

BySam PurcellAugust 16, 2017
Jeep JL Wrangler spied undisguised

Another leaked image of the upcoming Jeep JL Wrangler has surfaced, giving us a solid, undisguised look at the 2018 model.

The image is purported to be taken at the Toledo factory in Ohio, coming via a user on Redditt. It shows a Jeep that is sticking true to the style of it’s forefathers, with a few styling changes to help differentiate the new model.

The bonnet looks to have squared off a bit compared to the JK Wrangler, whilst sporting those bonnet vents that the JK Rubicon had. There’s also a small vent on the fender, and a little bit of a hip-line running down the side of the Wrangler. But otherwise, it’s business as usual for the iconic 4X4: clamshell-style exterior door hinges, an almost-flat windscreen and big, black flares.

Jeep JL Wrangler

Somehow, these unofficial Jeep JL Wrangler renderings seem very close to the real thing.

Mechanically, we know the Wranglers’s going to be sporting a few different engine options: a turbocharged four-cylinder and V6 Petrol, as well as a diesel V6. Higher-spec models will also come with a full-time 4WD system, which is a big development for the Wrangler. We’re guessing that a lot of this driveline will be borrowed from the Grand Cherokee, which has also been recently updated.

The Jeep JL Wrangler is looking to be revealed late this year, and start hitting showroom floors in early-mid 2018.