2018 Wrangler Drops Camo, Shows Backup Camera, Roofline, Grab Handles, Signs of Foldable Windshield

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    Your right @JoKer Just noticed the rounded windows also..
     
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    Supposedly helps out with air flow. Goes to show the lengths they're going to better MPG.
     
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    No chrome hinges, but they are definitely hiding something...
     
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    Just a different hinge design maybe? I can't imagine what the big mystery could be with door handles.
     
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    Non removable door hinges maybe? seems likely if the hardtop is gone and non removable now....
     
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    Wow I sure hope not but the gutter rail could also have something to do with non removable roof and then the hinges being covered would make sense.
     
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    As you can see from our spy photos the drip rail runs the entire length of the roof.

    Here's an image we can now share showing what’s under the camouflage of the production vehicle, with a comparison to the JKU roof line (below it). This is not photoshopped.

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    You can see how the JKU's Freedom Hardtop fits over the rear doors and trunk cargo area while the JLU roof line shows clear separation between the entire roof and each of the windows, as well as the missing cut line where the removable rear top section would be. This suggests possibly a fixed C-pillar and fixed rear window, and may indicate a solid roof structure extending the length of the vehicle that also provides support for the 3-piece hardtop we expect to see on the JLU.
     
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    #28 JLWranglerJT, Feb 26, 2017
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    My take on the hinge and door handles..

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    Redesigned door handles with larger insets & internally mounted hinges.. (Note: the door handles haven't been altered and can be seen as is on the white JL rendering.. Where as I'm patched over the hinges as to hide them all together)

    Yeah well, just kidding on the hinges,, I doubt jeep would mess with these..
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    Hinges on the JL are similar to those on the JK.
     
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    Good to know that the hinges will be the same!

    Here's an image we can now share showing what’s under the camouflage of the production vehicle, with a comparison to the JKU roof line (below it). This is not photoshopped.

    Wait. What? Ok let's see THAT full picture! Please? Pretty please?
     
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    #31 JLWranglerJT, Feb 26, 2017
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    Reminiscent to the 1990's Jeep Cherokee, The new spy shots & renderings seem to indicate that the door panels will remain somewhat intact, newly designed door handles with larger grab areas. However other images show The New Wrangler JL full length foot boards, seemingly bowing in the middle unlike that of it's predecessor the JK.

    Removed from this concept is the classic rag top design. Where as an integrated or "ribbed" enclosure suited for the removable solid panels or a possible power rag top could be in the works. At one point there was rumors glass panels which could also be removed. The main thing within my comments above which we'll be examining even closer is that the New Jeep Wrangler JL is starting look more like the late 90's Jeep Cherokee which is ironic seeing how the new Cherokee went off in a totally different direction.

    Lastly, If one was to order the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in Europe.. they would have to ask the dealer for a "Cherokee" Because over seas, the wrangler unlimited is simply known as a Jeep Cherokee..
     
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    Very interesting...I second that full image be posted. That also confirms the roof edge in the rear is more rounded and even looks like it doesn't come straight down but angles outward.
     
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    I wish the tires were BFG All Terrain like on the other prototypes. Not a big fan of the Bridgestone Duelers. Swapped them out on mine right away.
     
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    Not the clearest image but pretty clear there's no cutline after the B pillar that would allow an entire portion of the roof to be removed.
     
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    @Dackel I'd have to say the duelers on the test Wrangler are merely for testing purposes and nothing more.. and I'm with you on the All Terrains.. But as we all know.. Jeep will have the final say on what tires will be offered as standard equipment for the base or Sport models.
     
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    It's shaping up to look a lot like this render.

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    If the roof panels can be removed like this and rear window can be taken off, I may actually use it more TBH. The hardtop stays on nearly all the time as it is. Even during warmer months here the panels come off only occasionally because most times I don't have an extra set of hands to remove the entire top.
     
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    @The Doc Can you imagine this type of ragtop using the current rendering?.

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    The way this looks is that the center section (power) folds back like that which is on the Liberty..

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    Framing is similar to current sports bar.
     
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    Our photos also reveal a new interior feature -- grab handles mounted on the A-pillar.
    They appear to be large and robust. It remains to be seen whether there will also be handles mounted in back for rear passengers.


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    Oh good! Grab handle on the driver side. I can't tell you how many times I've been in a sticky situation and just wished I could let go of the steering wheel and grab something else.:eek::D
     
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