News 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Previewed in Unofficial Renders

17:29  03 april  2017
17:29  03 april  2017 Source:   Motor Trend

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The JL-series 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will probably look something like these renderings. Check them out here at tell us what you think.

The first images of what we believe to be the next-gen Jeep Wrangler leaked just yesterday, but already the folks at JLWranglerforums.com have come up with their own renderings based on what could be seen in the original shots.

Spy Shots! 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Inches Closer to Production

  Spy Shots! 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Inches Closer to Production LED Driving Lights, Backup Camera SeenWe’re pretty sure the JL will come with one of three engine options: A gas V-6, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6, and a turbocharged I-4, possibly displacing 2.0L. Transmission choices are likely to be an eight-speed automatic, and six-speed manual. The diesel will likely be automatic-only. Although well-cladded, these spy shots reveal a few more details. Validating the screenshots leaked out of a dealer meeting, it appears the JL will get LED strip driving lights in the front, flanking the traditional seven-slot vertical grille and round headlights.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Spied All New 4WD Comes Out To Play (Photo : Road). Whether or not these renders are correct, these do not take away the fact that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be a different type of monster on all terrain.

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The leaked images, likely Computer-Aided Design (CAD) renderings, were black and white, grainy, and didn't show much detail. These renderings very skillfully incorporate everything we saw yesterday into glorious high-resolution, full-color depictions of the new Wrangler Unlimited. In the front, we can see the more upright grille that slants back slightly toward the top and has notches in the outer grille slats for the headlights. Those headlights feature LED rings and a horizontal bar in the middle of the housings. The redesigned bumper looks a lot like the one on the current Wrangler Recon and Hard Rock, with the foglights moved outward. On the fenders, we see the slim LED daytime running lights that will help many tell this model from the outgoing Wrangler. The character line below the windows almost makes us think of a Mercedes G-wagen, and the vent behind the front fenders serves as another cue that this is the new model.

Will the Jeep Wrangler Pickup Be Built On a Ram Frame?

  Will the Jeep Wrangler Pickup Be Built On a Ram Frame? <p>An FCA expert hypothesizes that the carmaker could have big plans for the Jeep pickupin more ways than one.</p>Admittedly, Vellequette's evidence is largely circumstantial at this point. The primary point he cites is the fact that FCA is pushing back production of the Jeep pickup to 2019 as one reason-the delay, he says, is due to the fact that the new truck (internally code-named JT) is too long for the existing paint shop at the carmaker's Toledo, Ohio, factory.

Image Credit: JL Wrangler Forums. slide-4262360. 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL rendering . 2017 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited . Joel Stocksdale.

Ahead of a possible reveal at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January, we’re excited to release our 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JLU) and Pickup (JT) renderings which we believe provide an accurate preview of next generation (JL) Wrangler .

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited render 3© Motor Trend Staff 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited render 3

In back, the hinges for the tailgate have been reversed from how they appeared in the leaked image. It's possible that shot itself was reversed, as the Wrangler has had the hinges on the passenger side for two generations now. It's also possible, however, that the JL will indeed switch things up in back, perhaps to make accessing the cargo area from the curb easier. We've heard that the taillights on the 2018 Wrangler would be similar to those on the Renegade, so the production JL may look different than these renderings.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited render 2© Motor Trend Staff 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited render 2

With the top off, we can better see that the roll cage is completely redesigned and attaches to the body at different points in the rear. We can also see mounting hardware for a spare tire on the tailgate, though it's possible the spare will be an option in order to save weight. The interior is likely a complete guess. Expect FCA's latest Uconnect infotainment system to be offered, however.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler won't look exactly like these renderings, but we think it'll be pretty close. What do you think of the JL-series' modest makeover? Tell us in the comments below.

Source: JLWranglerforums.com

Will the Jeep Wrangler Pickup Look Like This? .
<p>Unofficial renders preview first Jeep truck in 25 years</p>The front end should look familiar, as it's based on the Wrangler Unlimited renderings JL Wrangler Forums did earlier this year. Those renderings were based on leaked CAD drawings of the Wrangler Unlimited, so the front end probably isn't far off from production. The rest of the rendering is based on test mules we've seen in spy photos and the forums' own insider info. The creators have heard that the pickup variant, codenamed JT, won't have the same scoop behind the fender as the standard Wrangler, so that element is missing in these renders.

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