JEEP has released more official images of its forthcoming JL Wrangler ahead of its November 29 official unveiling at the LA Auto Show.
As the global launch is underway in New Zealand, these images reveal more of the evolving Jeep body in two-door Rubicon and four-door models, plus provide a good look at the interior.
The JL will hit US showrooms later this year but won’t get to Australia until late in 2018, around the same time that Jeep is expected to release the double-cab pick-up version.
The JL retains a body-on-frame construction and live axles front and rear on all coil suspension – and expect the off-road-oriented Rubicons to have low gears and locking differentials.
Powertrains will start with the carried-over 3.6-litre Pentastar petrol V6, but a powerful turbocharged four-cylinder petrol variant will be offered to help lower overall fleet fuel-consumption numbers.
The diesel option is tipped to be the 3.0-litre V6 VM Motori mill as found in the Grand Cherokee but, again, buyers will have to wait up to a year for that option. All engines will be backed by an eight-speed auto, with a manual gearbox available.
Keep an eye on www.4x4australia.com.au for our first drive of the new Wrangler in December.