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First images of 2018 Jeep Wrangler released, to debut in LA

First images of 2018 Jeep Wrangler released, to debut in LA image

Marcus De Guzman / Jeep | November 02, 2017 02:22

All-new Jeep Wrangler gets evolutionary design, to debut at 2017 LA Auto Show

Jeep has just given the motoring world a very special treat just after Halloween. Revealed ahead of its world debut at this year's Los Angeles Motor Show, Jeep has officially released the first images of the 2018 Wrangler. Featuring a redesigned front end along with new technologies, Jeep stated that the all-new Wrangler will come with a modern design coupled to an advanced 4x4 platform.

Beginning with the Unlimited Sahara, the 2018 Wrangler comes with an evolutionary redesign while still maintaining key styling elements. For starters, the 'keystone-shaped' front grill has been mildly tweaked and now comes with a mesh design. The front bumper, on the other hand, has been reshaped and gets new foglights.

But perhaps the most striking changes made on the all-new Wrangler are the new eye-catching headlights and more rakish windshield. While details about the new round headlights are still a mystery, it's likely that the Wrangler now comes with some sort of HID or LED lighting. Meanwhile, the more rakish windshield was made to make the Wrangler more aerodynamic and cut through the wind better. What's more is that Jeep retained the fold-down function for the windshield for a true off-road Jeep experience.

First images of 2018 Jeep Wrangler released, to debut in L.A.

Moving over to the Limited Rubicon, Jeep showed off that the Wrangler remains rooted to its 4x4 origins as it still has removable doors and roof, as well as unique door, top and windshield combinations. We have yet to see a detailed look of the Wrangler's rear but it appears that the taillights have been given a once over as well for the 2018 model.

Other details about the 2018 Wrangler are still kept under wraps, but the brand did mention it will have new technologies in play. It will apparently have more fuel-efficient powertrains, more open-air and trim options, new safety features and dozens of color options.

First images of 2018 Jeep Wrangler released, to debut in L.A.

According to our spies, the new Wrangler will be available with three engine options. These include a new 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline inline-four, the 2.8-liter turbo-diesel and the renowned 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. Beyond that, an eight-speed automatic transmission will replace the outgoing five-speed automatic. An improved 4x4 system will also be made available while the floating axles have been retained as well.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be making its official world debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29.