While home owners were handing out candy last night, Jeep was giving out a different kind of treat, one Wrangler fans may appreciate more. That’s right, they’ve finally unveiled the production ready Wrangler JL with a trio of official images. Both the two-door and Unlimited variants were revealed in Jeep’s latest press release.
Staying true to its roots, the 2018 Wrangler JL still retained many of its predecessor’s features but with a few visual updates. Most notable is the slightly raised seven-slot grille and encroaching circular headlights reminiscent of the old Jeep CJ off-roaders. Turn signals and the and new vertical LED daytime running lights have been relocated to the front fenders.
Looking at it from the side, we can see a pair of matching vents on the front qurter panels and steeper raked windshield. What’s so interesting about said piece of glass is its fold down function. Not a new feature, but Jeep did make a design change for safety reasons. In the JK that windshield would have taken the A-pillar right with it and the folding process is painstaking. They’ve simplified it for convenience in the JL whist increasing safety.
Finally, we get a top view of the Wrangler with all roof panels removed, meaning what we’re seeing is most likely the true 3-piece hardtop variant. Of course, we can’t overlook the pretty hood with dual air vents.
We can’t wait to see the full specs from Jeep, which will most likely be released at the new JL Wrangler’s launch at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29.