The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is inching closer to a reveal, and it may be poised for a debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. In the meantime, a new batch of spy shots reveals a little more of the highly-anticipated SUV.
It seems the 2018 Jeep Wrangler suffered from a bit of a wardrobe malfunction after photographers noticed the plastic cladding at the rear of the SUV had come unzipped. In turn, it revealed the rear panel of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and showed off the SUV’s taillight. The sheet metal itself was still covered in eye-obscuring camouflage, though.
The photos seem to show a hinged-rear window as well. If we’re interpreting the photos correctly, it will be possible to open the rear lower door independently from the back glass. Additionally, this prototype is a soft-top variant.
When the 2018 Jeep Wrangler does launch, it’s expected a 3.6-liter V6 or 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder—paired to an eight-speed automatic—will be available. The V6 engine will arrive with a manual transmission option. Following its launch, the Wrangler will likely gain FCA’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine. Look for a power-sliding hard top to arrive late in the 2018 model year as well.
Spy shots: Motor1