We’re all sitting at the edge of our seats, waiting impatiently for Jeep to officially debut the JL Wrangler. Between now and its expected global debut in November, photographs of test mules are bound to pop up and MotorAuthority has recently acquired some very close up shots of the upcoming JL Wrangler.
Still under camouflage, the prototype left little to the imagination and we can clearly see the new fender-mounted LED front turn signals, an existence we knew of from previous spy shots. There’s also an updated bumper, new grille, front and rear LED lights, and a revised fuel filler cap.
Perhaps the most exciting feature of this test mule are those hinges located at the bottom corners of the windshield. Prominently on display, the suggestion of a folding windshield is supported by a clear line of divide between the windshield frame and the Wrangler’s body. Then there are the two pieces of plastic located above the hood’s bulge, positioned perfectly to support a lowered windshield and prevent it from coming in contact with the hood.
Production of the new JL Wrangler should start later this year at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ plant in Toledo, Ohio. Once the ordering books are open, customers should be able to choose between a turbocharged inline-4 and a turbocharged V-6 diesel engine.