The next-generation Jeep Wrangler, due out this fall, will be new from the wheels up, but if images posted on a Jeep fan forum this week are accurate, the 2018 model looks like little more than a face-lift.
The images of a JL Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon show Jeep designers didn’t veer too far off the path of the Wrangler’s unique design cues. In fact, all the cosmetic changes are subtle ones.
An image posted on jlwranglerforums.com, purporting to be the 2018 Wrangler, show the vehicle with the same seven-slot grille and pair of round headlights. But the grille has a more pronounced kink tilting the upper half backward to improve aerodynamics, which helps boost fuel economy.
Elsewhere, the windshield shows more of a rake and two hinges on the bottom, which means, like all Wranglers now and before, the windshield can be folded forward. The front bumper is less bulky and more sculpted, and there are accent lines running from the front doors to the back of the vehicle at door handle height.