The next-generation Jeep Wrangler, designated JL, is set to have its global launch a few months from now, possibly at the Los Angeles motor show in November. This week we have the most revealing photos yet of the JL prototype. Although wrapped in camo film, the tester is devoid of any cladding or panels to disguise the exterior details. You can clearly see the grille, the restyled bumpers, and front and rear lights which are LED units.
However, as you’d have expected, there aren’t any huge changes made to the iconic design, with the overall appearance remaining more or less the same. It will also have the same body-on-frame structure and solid axles as the current model but will see more aluminium in its construction to keep weight low and optimise fuel consumption. Adding to this, there will be a turbocharged four-cylinder engine option that will be offered alongside the 3.6-litre V6, an eight-speed automatic transmission and a stop-start system.
The interior is also expected to be spruced up and to feature an updated infotainment system and other amenities.