That stuff will be in the press materials when they officially reveal the JL. Wouldn't be info that hits dealer systems right now.
But it might be the type of info that suppliers/vendors have been provided though. Maybe they'd like to share :bandit:
Reasons why Wrangler still reigns:
Wrangler has a unique and classic styling, the only convertible SUV left on the market (I know there's droptop luxury SUVs like the Evoque convertible coming but that's not a true SUV), it's the only SUV where doors come off, it's one of very, very few...
Wants: Decreased NVH, better fuel economy, 5000 pound tow rating.
No reason they can't do these things without diminish the off road capabilities or lessening the aftermarket appeal of the car. Less wind noise, tire noise, lighter and sips less gas. I'm sold.
They didn't actually say it wouldn't be the JL, just sounds like the author doesn't expect to be it for a lot of the same reasons already mentioned in this thread. They could still surprise everyone and this statement below also makes it known that they ARE going to reveal something at CES...
We're starting to see more car manufacturers debut new cars at CES for a reason - it's a much bigger media event than any auto show. There's tons more overall press coverage there from big mainstream media outlets and not just automotive media. So debuting a car there allows a car company to...
That does looks like freedom panels on the prototype's roof. I hope even more panels are removable though, like the part over the rear cab and also the rear window. Something like this sketch would be cool!
After looking at the Crew Chief pickup concept it got me questioning whether the Pickup will actually share the same Wrangler front end/grille design?
Kind of hoping they do something different with it instead of just giving the Wrangler a flat bed and calling it a day.