Jeep USA has just shown its long-awaited redesigned 2018 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. However, Jeep has decided to leave out most of the vehicles details under wraps until the Los Angeles Auto Show in late November.
The released pictures clearly show the iconic off-roader stays true to its previous design, retaining its ability to drop the windshield and remove the doors. As expected, a redesigned roof will provide additional rollover protection compared with the previous design; owners will still be able to remove the top.
Most of the styling changes in the new-generation JL Wrangler take place up in front, with redesigned headlights that retain their round shape, a slightly redesigned seven-slot grill, and new vertical LED daytime running lights mounted on the Wrangler’s trapezoidal fenders. The most distinctive new feature is a pair of matching vents located on the two front quarter panels, just behind the fenders.
FCA confirmed in a release Tuesday that the next-generation Wrangler will offer additional safety features and improved aerodynamics. Production of the JL Wrangler is to begin this week on a newly retooled assembly line at the automaker’s Toledo Assembly complex.