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Let's post all the spy shots in here.

First up, photos from AutoEvolution. More at the link:
New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Spied Testing in the Desert, Will Grow in Length - autoevolution






The wait is finally over, with our spy photographers having encountered a 2018 Wrangler test mule in the Southwestern desert. Mad Max visual setup aside, the test vehicle reveals an important aspect about the iconic model, namely that it will grow in length.

As you can see in the gallery below, the area between the hood and the cowl has gained about one inch, with the front fenders also being adapted to support the increase. Expect this extra space to be invested into the next Wrangler’s wheelbase.

The Wrangler will keep its short front and rear overhangs in order to maintain its brilliant approach and departure angles. And since the vehicle must also deliver in terms of the break-over angle, the wheelbase increase has to be moderate.

Nevertheless, this will allow the Wrangler to offer superior interior space, mixing a modern cabin with an overall setup that will help the vehicle stay true to its roots, both in terms of styling and rugged terrain capacities.
Slightly lengthened wheelbase then? Hope that will make the ride a bit less twitchy, and increase rear legroom for the family.
 

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Even for taller rear seat passengers that should be a plus, i've seen some 6 foots back there that didn't look all that comfortable.
 

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Thought I'd update this thread with some newer spy photos of the two door variety. We've been seeing the JL Wrangler Unlimited for so long, the two door seems to be a rare sight.


 

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I like how they have a bubble on the roof which will no doubt stir discussion on which roof it will be. Too bad they bulked up a lot of areas to hide whats going on. At least we're able to see how angled the new windshield assembly is.
 

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FCA is known to have dealer meetings and september is a good time for that, much like what happened with a previous dealer meeting so maybe this time around we'll get pictures made VERY public.
 

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It won't. This time around they wanted to make it static but angled so that's the only difference you will see. The pictures in this threads show it very clearly.
 

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It won't. This time around they wanted to make it static but angled so that's the only difference you will see. The pictures in this threads show it very clearly.
Hardest thing for them to do without are removable doors.
I can't recall that many people who cared for a fold down windshield but go down to any beach and you will find Wranglers with the doors removed.
 

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Would be such a shame if the doors aren't removable, not something we can tell from looking at the spy photo, but it's such an integral part of the Wrangler's identity that I can't see them leaving that out.
 

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we won't have to worry about that for generations by my guess because removable doors aren't getting in the way of anything
I will be surprised if it would stop them from introducing other significant changes in the next iteration
 

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Hardest thing for them to do without are removable doors.
I can't recall that many people who cared for a fold down windshield but go down to any beach and you will find Wranglers with the doors removed.
If it becomes easy to fold, then yeah, I want it and it will become important for me. If it is hard to fold, like the JK, I'll never do it.
 

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as much as I liked the idea its just one of those things that had to bite the dust and over time won't have owners that care as much for it as the older Jeep guys.
 

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That day would never come unless some new safety regulation requires Jeep to make them permanent. And then you'll see JK's and JL's barricading the regulations office.
 

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That day would never come unless some new safety regulation requires Jeep to make them permanent. And then you'll see JK's and JL's barricading the regulations office.
Lucky for Jeep and Jeep enthusiasts is that these doors are probably safer than regular car doors because they were made to come off but at the same time stay on without risking safety. I bet firefighters have an easy time pulling people from these.
 

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Well then, so much for us throwing a riot over the lack of a fold down windshield although it was some fair speculation. I guess that the Wrangler being such an iconic product its hard to get rid of certain things that make it a Wrangler.

The Mercedes G-Wagon is a good example of this too, in 50 years they have changed all that much.
 
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