One of the worst kept secrets of this year, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler has finally been officially unveiled. Originally, it wasn’t supposed to be shown until the Los Angeles Auto Show but it seems Jeep have had a change of heart. While still yet to be seen in the flesh, three official images have been published online.
What we see is exactly what we thought we would get. It’s evolution rather than revolution but it looks to be enough to make the Wrangler look like new again while also remaining the same.
All automakers have a tough balance to strike with their iconic models. They have to keep them fresh and new, differentiate them from the current model to encourage sales and include as much new tech as they can. They also have to retain the character that makes people buy the vehicle in the first place and not alienate any fans of the original marque. That is quite the juggling act and one I don’t envy those guys having to make!
2018 Jeep Wrangler
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler looks good. It still has the character and charm of the original but brings it a little more up to date. The front grille has been modified slightly to make it rounder and ‘friendlier’. The headlights have also been sunk into either side in a much more modern, flush look. The side lights have also been tweaked and shifted to the fender to give it a more integrated appearance.
It looks like fog and running lights have also been better integrated into the bumper giving a much more modern look to the front end.
The image also shows new wheels and minor changes to trim and design. It indicates that the windshield may fold down, which is good news for those who feared one of the most valuable features may be removed in this new model.
Not a lot else is known about the 2018 Jeep Wrangler aside from what we see in the image. No specifications have yet been released and we don’t know the full story with the interior either.
The Los Angeles Auto Show runs from December 1 through 10 2017 so we don’t have too long to wait. In the meantime, Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a range of new and certified used Jeep Wranglers at very competitive prices. Visit them at 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 3V8.