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

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Nope. Not compatible with open roof or removable panels.
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I drew this up real quick what if it can disconnect in the middle for when the top comes off? Just brainstorming. You could even make it possible to open just the windshield for quick things.





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How would the rear glass open like that? There's still going to be a spare on the back just like the JK. It's in the spy shots too. I would prefer swing up glass just like now, it gets it out of your way and don't have to worry about it swinging back and forth or hitting anything when you open it.
 
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How would the rear glass open like that? There's still going to be a spare on the back just like the JK. It's in the spy shots too. I would prefer swing up glass just like now, it gets it out of your way and don't have to worry about it swinging back and forth or hitting anything when you open it.
I agree with you just throwing out random ideas.
 

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I agree with you just throwing out random ideas.
Yea I like the thinking outside the box and actually many things I like about the Africa concept. Lightweight + diesel and a really usable trunk is a great start, but I've always thought it looks off without the spare mounted to the rear. A folddown tailgate would be nice too.

They've had some really great concepts at EJS and I hope they borrow the best features from them (this being one of them).
 

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Update - Feb. 27, 2017

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited prototype has been spotted again providing the clearest looks yet at the roofline, windows, grab handles and ever-so-slightly visible top.

These new photos provide a clear look at signs of a prominent hood bulge, larger and longer air dam below the front bumper that extends much lower to the ground, and the large A-pillar mounted grab handles on the driver and passenger side.

Our sources have indicated that the JL will not only retain a foldable windshield, but Jeep has actually redesigned Wrangler to make it easier to fold up and down. The large grab handles are positioned as such to do double duty-- used as traditional grab bars for ingress and egress and when things get rough on the trail, as well as serving as a handle for lowering and raising the windshield from the interior. To make it even more convenient, the rearview mirror mount has been moved to the ceiling (as opposed to being mounted on the current model), as clearly shown in the photos.

The fenders on the JL Wrangler appear to arch higher on the vehicle and have been reshaped for a more rounded look. In fact, many of the JLU's edges have been rounded for better aerodynamics, from the fenders to the windows, roofline and overall silhouette.

There are also hints of the new black roof panels and though not much else can be discerned from the thin sheet of roof we see, we can tell that the ribs are similar to the current Wrangler's Freedom hardtop. Along with the folding windshield, this points to a highly open-air design.

Here's what's clearly seen in these new images:
  • prominent hood bulge
  • larger and longer air dam/skid plate that extends much lower to the ground
  • large A-pillar grab handles on the driver and passenger side
  • rearview mirror mounted to the roof instead of the windshield
  • reshaped, more rounded fenders that appear to arch higher on the vehicle
  • rounded windows
  • hints of black roof panels
























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IF the JL has a full "exoskeleton" roof structure, that has Modular Panels for both Hard and Soft tops, THEN the Rear view Camera could be up on the rear edge of the structure, giving wide- angle view. The CHMSL lense can be up there too.
This means rear CHMSL Stalk won't be needed, large spares easier to install, great rear view for trail and parking lots.
All up high, same for modular hard or soft top panels.
 

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That top looks NO different than the JK.
 

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The only visible difference vs the current JK hard top is an apparent full length rain gutter on the JL top, vs the JK's rain gutter than only spans over the doors.
 

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Right. I saw that awhile back, but due to an extreme case of CRS*, had forgotten that.


*Can't Remember Sh!t
 

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