2018 Jeep Wrangler – First Official Photos Are Here

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited

After what feels like an eternity of spy photos and renderings, Jeep has finally released the first official pictures of the 2018 Wrangler.

To our surprise and pleasure, Jeep dropped the first official pictures of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler at SEMA today. We still don’t have full details on things like powertrain options, but now we know exactly what it looks like. The photo above shows the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. The Wrangler looks as handsome as ever with the traditional slotted grille and round headlights.

2018 Jeep Rubicon

Jeep says:

The all-new Wrangler’s unique design includes an instantly recognizable keystone-shaped grille, iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps, improved aerodynamics, a convenient fold-down windshield for off-road purists, even more open-air freedom, and dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations.

These next two photos show a two-door Rubicon with the windshield lowered and the roof and doors removed. We’re looking forward to those dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations Jeep mentioned. Interestingly, it looks like the A-pillar stays in place when the windshield down. Hopefully, this makes the process of lowering it simpler than on the current model.

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It looks like Jeep has kept things rugged and practical while they bring everything up to date. Highlights will include an available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, aluminum body panels, a heavily updated interior, and additional safety features. That turbocharged 4-cylinder engine along with better aerodynamics should add to improved fuel economy. On top of that, Jeep is promising even more 4×4 capability across the board.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Although we already know a lot, we still have to wait another month for specs and pricing. The 2018 Wrangler is due to make its debut at the LA Auto Show on November 29th and production is expected to start soon after. But if you’re already convinced, you can go ahead and place an order with your Jeep dealership now.

Ian Wright has been a professional writer for two years and is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum, Jaguar Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

His obsession with cars started young and has left him stranded miles off-road in Land Rovers, being lost far from home in hot hatches, going sideways in rallycross cars, being propelled forward in supercars and, more sensibly, standing in fields staring at classic cars. His first job was as a mechanic and then trained as a driving instructor before going into media production.

The automotive itch never left though, and he realized writing about cars is his true calling. However, that doesn’t stop him from also hosting the Both Hand Drive podcast.

Ian can be reached at [email protected]

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