It's expected to debut at the LA Auto Show in December.

We’ve seen plenty of spy shots featuring the next four-door Jeep Wrangler, but lest we forget this iconic machine originated with just two doors that most people would remove anyway. Here we finally get a decent look at the forthcoming shorter Wrangler, and to nobody’s surprise it looks much like the bigger model, albeit with a shorter wheelbase and only a pair of doors.

 

2018 Jeep Wrangler Two-Door Spy Photo
2018 Jeep Wrangler Two-Door Spy Photo

 

The front and rear clips are still obscured under heavy camo, but it’s safe to say that styling for the two-door won’t be much different from the current model. We can discern a fixed windshield and a slightly longer nose, and we’re fairly certain we can still see the Jeep’s trademark exterior hood latches still near the front of the fenders.

 

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The big question people will be asking on this model, however, is whether or not it will still be a nimble and durable off-roader. That’s because rumors are suggesting the Wrangler will get a significant infusion of aluminum to save weight, though the body is still expected to be mostly steel. There are also talks of a possible hybrid version in the works, which would of course add weight. Other engines are expected to be a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot for better fuel economy, with a V6 and eight-speed automatic serving as the mainstream option. There’s also talk of a 3.0-liter turbodiesel for both North America and global markets.

 

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The aluminum construction, turbocharged four-cylinder, and hybrid talk are certainly signs of the times, but Jeep officials are steadfast in saying the new Wrangler will be a better-than-ever off-roader when it comes to market. Currently, that’s expected to take place sometime next year after a likely reveal at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show this December.

Source: Automedia

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