Fans who are waiting for the next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s debut will be interested to know that the JL comes equipped with a backup camera, a first for the Wrangler badge.
New spy shots of what appears to be a four door Wrangler has been published by autoblog and while it is still hiding under camouflage, the bulky black tarp has been removed from the side. Even though the body panels are exposed, we still can’t determine how the removable roof fits onto the body.
One feature of the new Wrangler JL that we can see is what appears to be backup camera sitting in the middle of a full-size spare tire. The change was most likely brought on by the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandate that requires all new cars to include backup cameras by May 2018. At least Jeep didn’t remove the rear-mounted spare to make space for the camera.
Other than that, we can see what could be LED-strip driving lights in the front on either side of the headlights. This was previously seen on the leaked images from a Jeep dealer meeting last year and now we have verification that this feature will make its way onto the production model.
The new JL Wrangler I is expected to debut this year, perhaps at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.