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New lights for the 2018 Wrangler?

by David Zatz on

One report from Auburn Hills suggests that while the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will stay with its traditional round headlights, there might be an LED or HID option as well. This would be welcomed by many buyers, given that even the cheapest Dodges and Chryslers can get HID headlights now.

Reportedly, the turn signals have also been moved to the outer fenders, from their traditional places in the grille. Some may appreciate this, others may dislike it; the primary reason is likely cost reduction, since this allows the company to use a single assembly for forward facing and side lights (in North America. European Jeeps will need separate side lights.)

Another option making its way to the Wrangler may be turn signals and blind spot detection warning lights in the mirrors.  This would be easier if the mirrors were fender-mounted rather than door-mounted.

The tail lights give up their exposed screws and appear to be fashioned on the Renegade’s rear lighting.

Jeep Wrangler JL drawings

The 2018 Wrangler is still a long way off, but from all indications, it will keep its place as a highly capable yet affordable vehicle — and, with production constraints reduced, it should be able to spawn long-awaited variants such as a low-production pickup or a true solid-roof SUV. Full story: 2018 Jeep Wrangler


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