The grille, pictured above, supports rumors we’ve heard that the Wrangler JL will retain the SUV’s iconic seven-slot grille. It also appears more modern than the outgoing Wrangler JK’s with headlights partially integrated into the slotted grille section and an overall more streamlined, aerodynamic appearance.
Adding to the validity of the purported Wrangler JL grille is the lack of indicator lights. The Wrangler JK’s grille featured circular turn signals below the headlamps, however the Wrangler JL will feature LED turn signals on the front fenders, so there’s no need for the extra set of lights on the grille.
The final major change we can spot is the lack of a Jeep badge. The Wrangler JK’s grille featured a chrome ‘Jeep’ text badge above the seven-slot opening, however the JL will likely wears its front-end badge on the hood. It’s also possible Jeep will do away with a front-end badge and rely solely on the Wrangler’s iconic appearance to give it away as a Jeep product.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL will debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, but we’ll continue to cole out information as it becomes available.