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Wrangler on the road

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Dave Z, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    Production of the next-generation Jeep Wrangler is drawing ever closer, and as it does, more and more prototypes are being spotted and photographed. They are rather hard to miss. The Wrangler is shaping up to be almost exactly as Allpar sources have been saying — similar to the current models in appearance and basic design, […]
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  2. Ruptured Duck

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    Really FCA, could just get this over with at this point.... :)
    Ready to see the new baby.
     
  3. DAGAR

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    ...just for that the JL will be delayed a month - do NOT question the SCHEDULE (cuz ya know sometimes the delays get a bit embarrassing) ;)
     
  4. GasAxe

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    I see Jeep is testing their new rear bumper air bag option.
     
  5. crmarczak

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    When is it being unveiled officially?
     
  6. UN4GTBL

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    November IIRC
     
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    So what's the big mystery with the door handles? That they will now be painted?
     
  8. DarkSky

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    Now that is a revolutionary idea. ;)
     
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  9. Zagnut27

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    Nah, maybe someone inside just has gas. And I don't mean the jerry can kind either. :D
     
  10. Ruptured Duck

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    There are a few styling features they are still trying to keep "under wraps".... :D
    We now know there is in fact a raised hood feature (TJ-ish), as predicted, but they also should have new windshield bumpers and footman loops that will be styled differently. We now know the hood latches are similar to what we also predicted here. We have seen the hinges and also know what the door handles look like for the most part. Also know the headlights and taillights. So what are they hiding???? The vent behind the front fender at this point as well as the bumper shape and look. That's about it if I'm not mistaking.
     
  11. Zagnut27

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    I don't know, but I'm with you. I'm more than ready for the big reveal! :)
     
  12. GasAxe

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    Well, the one I spotted was at Taco Bell...
     
  13. CherokeeVision

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    The rear reminds me of when Kananga shoots the couch with the CO2 pellet in Live and Let Die.
     
  14. edgecrusher

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    Wow, that's an aggressive stance, it has incredible presence even with all the distracting camo!
     
  15. K-9

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    Looking good, Louis! Feeling good, Billy Ray!

    That first picture and fourth are so funny. It looks like some kind of overkill moon-bus! :)

    Is it me or do the tires look like 35's or 37's?
     
  16. link3721

    link3721 Yes, This MK Goes Off-Road
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    They're probably going to "pull" handles instead of the "button push".
     
  17. WXman

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    It's been rumored for a long time, but now these images are confirming that the JL is going to simply be a major refreshening of the JK, rather than an all new vehicle. Similar to what Toyota did recently with Tacoma, they heavily revised it, yet kept it basically the same product, following the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" rule.

    Sometimes, this is the best approach. You can still provide a much improved vehicle, while retaining more initial quality and fewer of the "first year bugs". Also, it's been said that many aftermarket JK parts will fit or work on the JL, which will be awesome for guys who are thinking about trading up but want to keep some of their parts they've invested in.

    I'm excited to see the technical details! C'mon L.A. auto show!!!
     
  18. GasAxe

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    With substantial amount of work to the body and drivetrain, I think calling the JL a refresh, even a major one, is a gross understatement. It would be like calling the YJ a refresh of the CJ-7 because they used the same body tub.
     
  19. Dave Z

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    Or a complete and total re-engineering which preserves the basic look of the car.
     
  20. DarkSky

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    The Renegade was also just a refresh of the Patriot since they have similar styling.
     
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