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The latest Wrangler spy shots

by David Zatz on

Wrangler spy shot

Next-generation Wrangler testing has intensified as production grows ever closer. Over in Powertrain, engineers are getting ready to make eight-speed automatics that hook up to Hurricane turbo fours; and out in the open, teams are testing prototypes and mules.

We’re not quite sure what the point of the (apparent) multe above might be. It has the current JK body but a cover over the grille. Perhaps there’s a Hurricane underneath the hood?  Here’s a closeup of the front:

More conventionally clad Wranglers were photographed while stopped for a team meeting (people are gathered off to the right, not shown):

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL (two)

Real Fast Fotography also captured closeups of what appear to be prototypes. In one, camouflage bulges out over the spare tire, possibly to avoid revealing certain rear-door features seen earlier.

More photography, including an undisguised interior photo, are on our permanent 2018 Wrangler JL page.

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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