Extra length could also help in making it an even better city vehicle creating more space for passengers, so if there are more benefits to a longer wrangler that's needed then I can see them going through with this.
No there will always be a two door wrangler because they're just better off road.The length increase would mean that the Wrangler JL won't a 2 door design. Great for utility but not so much for anyone hoping for a 2 door wrangler.
FCA needs to participate in the rebounding small/mid-size pickup segment, and we already know the Wrangler has been selected for the task. Jeep has been running flat-out for several years trying to meet rising Wrangler demand. The accepted wisdom, as demonstrated by the recent UAW contract vote, is that Wrangler pickups alone cannot make up for the production shortfall in a post-Cherokee Toledo. But there is good news. When FCA committed to converting Toledo North to body-on-frame production, it gave Jeep an opportunity to go beyond a simple capacity increase by specifying larger production line carriers capable of handling units longer than the current 116-inch wheelbase Wrangler Unlimited. This is pivotal because larger carriers are prerequisite unless you want a double-cab Wrangler pickup with a nearly useless Ford Explorer Sport Trac-style short bed.