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Great photos! I noticed a lot of GoPros on the vehicles, does that mean we're going to see some off-road videos of a new JL? hope so
 

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Jeep or some other publication will definitely release off-road vehicles, why have a Wrangler if we're not going to get it a nice coat of fresh mud. Maybe Automobile will save it for a later releases since some magazines are prone to doing that.
There's a short clip of the Wranglers crossing the river and upon entry you can see the water cover the grille.
 

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Car And Driver already drove the new Jeep Wrangler in a test run! They can't talk about the specifics but there are a few nice photos from their trip and one with the Wrangler's dimension sticker on display.

 

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Not too much of specifications :D but I guess it's all we have so far...

Hope they're gonna have more off-road tests soon.
 

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well one thing we shouldn't do is expect Jeep to do any off-road testing for promotional reasons given the differences or lack of it from the JK to JL and there's not much more selling they need to do with the Wranlger, so unfortunately the off-road testing we see from videos will be in spy videos and videos from publications.
 

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That's sad... I'd love to see more professional off-road videos. Unfortunately, most of Wrangler's off-road videos filmed by regular car owners and they don't have a good quality, however, usually these guys do some insane off-road tests for their Wranglers.
 

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That's sad... I'd love to see more professional off-road videos. Unfortunately, most of Wrangler's off-road videos filmed by regular car owners and they don't have a good quality, however, usually these guys do some insane off-road tests for their Wranglers.
As time goes on and the Wrangler attracts more first time owners of something as hardcore as the Wrangler, eventually they might get into organizing events for owners. A lot of brands like BMW, Mercedes and other brands do something similar in their own respect and its often a success. If there's one thing Jeep won't let go of its culture.
 

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We have off-road test images where the JL mule was driven into a ditch and what seems to be a shallow lake. Maybe Car and Driver will release a full video once Jeep officially debuts the new Wrangler.
 

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We have off-road test images where the JL mule was driven into a ditch and what seems to be a shallow lake. Maybe Car and Driver will release a full video once Jeep officially debuts the new Wrangler.
Don't expect much from the JL's suspension when it comes to off roading capability because overall it will be just like the JK, except this time around we know for sure that higher tolerance control arms will be making it. Along with improve tie rods and tougher Dana axles. Basically its an incremental step forward.
 

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I'm sure we're not expecting the new JL to suddenly become a rock climbing beast like the modded examples at Moab and an incremental step in performance is fine by me. Most of the change that happened looks to be from the interior with new engines and cabin design.

But that doesn't mean I'm any less excited to see the JL tested in the wilds and overcoming obstacles we're likely to take them on.
 

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I'm sure we're not expecting the new JL to suddenly become a rock climbing beast like the modded examples at Moab and an incremental step in performance is fine by me. Most of the change that happened looks to be from the interior with new engines and cabin design.

But that doesn't mean I'm any less excited to see the JL tested in the wilds and overcoming obstacles we're likely to take them on.
Agree! I don't think that we will see any official off-road videos from Jeep, however, there are a lot of guy on the YouTube, who test drive cars in the wilds. Hope they will pick up the new Wrangler for the review!
 

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The reveal is approaching and I wouldn't put it past Jeep to show off the JL's capabilities like driving one wheel up a rock to show off its oscillation.
 

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The reveal is approaching and I wouldn't put it past Jeep to show off the JL's capabilities like driving one wheel up a rock to show off its oscillation.
I hope so, but I don't remember Jeep doing this stuff for any previous model of Wrangler. If you have any of those videos in mind, can you please share the link?
 

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I hope so, but I don't remember Jeep doing this stuff for any previous model of Wrangler. If you have any of those videos in mind, can you please share the link?
That doesn't matter, what matters is the fact its an industry norm. When you look at how testing is done to exercise a truck or SUV's off-road capability, suspension travel, etc. one wheel driving is essential.
 
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