New Spy Shots of the JL Wrangler Rubicon!
2018 Wrangler is Slicked Back, Smoothed Over, and Itching to Come Out and Play
As the grand reveal draws near, Jeep continues to tease us, letting the scantily clad two-door Wrangler JL out in public. The new Jeeps were seen prancing around the streets of Michigan dressed in just enough camouflage to conceal the paint, and giving us more clues as to what the new model looks like in the soft and hard top varieties.
We are not sure yet if the soft top shown here is what will be available in 2018; perhaps this is only a dummy top and the new fabric is still waiting in the factory for the grand reveal. What we do know is the new Wrangler is slicked back, smoothed over, and itching to come out and play.
From the decreased angle of the windshield glass and grille, to the contoured fender flares, the aerodynamics of the JL have obviously been improved. Visibility was another concern addressed in the JL. The turn signal lamps have changed places once more, now residing in the fenders, reborn as LED strips. What’s that? You wanted more turn signals? Good, because now those will also be available in the side mirrors.
As for other Jeep treats that will be sticking around for another model year, the windshield can still be folded down for your low-speed trail riding pleasure, and the doors remain removable. Now for something that hasn’t yet been offered on a Jeep—hold on to your lug nuts, or grab handles, because those too appear to come standard with the JL.
What other goodies does the new Wrangler have for us? We’re still waiting, and at the time this page goes to press, only 76 days remain until the grand reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show.