Spy Shots: Entire 2018 Jeep Wrangler Lineup Uncovered
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has released photos of its next-generation Jeep Wrangler but images of the off-road vehicle’s many trims and variants haven’t been public—until now.
Spy photographers recently spotted the full lineup of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, including the popular Sahara, Rubicon, Sport and Overland trims, on public roads in Michigan.
The new Wrangler will make its public debut on November 29 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The vehicle is one of the most important models in the Jeep brand, renowned for its off-road capability and military roots.
The Wrangler plays an important role in the Jeep brand, which was recently singled out by Morgan Stanley Research as the most valuable in the FCA portfolio.
“Most investors we speak with do not know how significant Jeep is to the FCA group,” wrote Adam Jonas, analyst for Morgan Stanley, in July. FCA’s ambitious goal of selling two million Jeep vehicles globally by 2018 is “achievable if not probable,” Jonas wrote.
Through the first ten months of 2017, sales of the Wrangler have increased by 0.3 percent to more than 163,000 vehicles compared with the same period last year, according to industry research firm Autodata Corp. That makes it the second best-selling vehicle in the Jeep lineup, behind only the Grand Cherokee SUV, which has sold 198,000 vehicles so far in 2017.
The next generation of the Wrangler represents a significant step forward.
The photos captured of the uncovered prototypes show the new truck features a small side air intake, LED lights in the front fenders and LED taillights across all trims. The iconic, seven-bar front grille features a slight kink and fog lights underneath are set within front bumpers with sporty styling.
Wrangler Sahara Unlimited