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2018 Wrangler: closer rendering, four tops?

by David Zatz on

Jeep is working on a new Jeep Wrangler, a tough combination of severe off-road capability and throwback designs, whose buyers mainly expect it to be a good road car that can be taken on the toughest terrain.

The production Wrangler is not expected until calendar and model year 2018.

2018 Jeep Wrangler hardtop

An Allpar source said we would be happy about trail worthiness and the soft top, which is likely good news.

Another source provided information to Susan Rand, we will go over what went into that rendering soon.

An Allpar source not connected with FCA wrote that there may be a non-removable hardtop, to fill in for the “XJ” Cherokee, a removable hard and soft top, and a combination hard/soft top.

One Allpar contributor wrote that the soft top could get a semi-automatic system, with a spring assist: “This new system, if used, helps keep everything aligned as you pull it up and into place. The complete removal of the top could be problematic unless there was a quick-release system for the header.” He wrote that there is no clear evidence that this would be used, though.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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