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This really is the 2018 Wrangler “JL”

by Michael Volkmann on

Allpar is not the first to repost them, but here are two photos of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler “JL” which appeared on the JLWranglerForums.com — reprinted here with their permission.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Both photos are of the Wrangler Rubicon.  Allpar insiders had already noted some features you can see:

  • Roll cage similar to the current, no major shift in design although the mounting to the body is different — as expected.
  • More integrated tail lights that wrap around the body.
  • Updated Rubicon bumper and hood design themes
  • Fender vent/styling
  • Longer hood that is more flat
  • Taller, more raked windshield
  • Door handles are lower, new body line reminiscent of TJ
  • Redesigned door hinges that are still exposed on the door
  • Redesigned hood latches

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

It’s not clear, but it seems to have a fold down windshield with a fixed frame.

Overall, this iteration of the Wrangler should have a stiffer body, be safer in a rollover, handle better on and off road, and possibly lose weight — or hold steady while meeting higher safety standards — due to the new “sort of roof” superstructure.

See what else we know, other spy shots, renderings and drawings, and such, at our 2018 Jeep Wrangler page.

Michael Volkmann, a mechanical engineer in the steel industry, autocrossed and road-raced Neons. Michael has drag raced his 1971 Duster 340, 2009 Challenger R/T, and Neons, of which he’s owned seven — one SRT4, three ACRs, and three Sport Coupes.


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