The next-generation Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has been spied testing by Motor1 in Michigan ahead of an expected debut sometime next year.
The Wrangler prototype spied testing was wearing a lot of camouflage, an indication that this prototype is equipped with many parts destined to reach production. The camouflage prevents us from making out very many details, however this mule appears to be equipped with red Rubicon shocks, Rubicon wheels and knobby off-road tires with blue lettering.
We know the next-generation Wrangler will feature new powertrain options, including a diesel. A hybrid Wrangler is also expected to arrive, however it won’t be available out the gate and isn’t expected until 2022. Aluminum body parts will also be used to help reduce weight, however the body won’t be made entirely of aluminum as previous rumors indicated.
Along with the 2018 Wrangler four-door and two-door will come a pickup, which will also be built at Jeep’s plant in Toledo, OH. The standard Wrangler is expected to launch in the first half of 2017, while the pickup will arrive later on that year.
Check out the spy shots here.