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2018 Jeep Wrangler Officially Unveiled at SEMA Show

The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler has been officially unveiled. Jeep showed its first official images of the newly redesigned 2018 Wrangler in Las Vegas at this year’s SEMA show, which highlights aftermarket tuning and customization. The Wrangler will make its official debut in a few weeks at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

On the outside, the 2018 Wrangler doesn’t look much different from the outgoing model — but a detailed glance reveals that a lot has changed, with slight revisions in many areas throughout the vehicle. The biggest change is up front, as it appears the 2018 Wrangler now offers LED running lights — a feature that has found its way into nearly every vehicle on the market today. Jeep showed off 2- and 4-door Wrangler models, though the automaker stopped short of revealing the pickup truck many enthusiasts are expecting.

Although Jeep hasn’t officially released interior photos of the new Wrangler, the exterior images clearly show Wrangler models with a manual transmission — meaning three pedals will still be available in addition to the far-more-popular automatic. Maybe more exciting is the fact that the Wrangler will offer a new fold-down windshield, which is said to be far easier to operate — the windshield in today’s Wrangler also folds down, but the process is cumbersome and difficult.

As for powertrains, Jeep has not yet confirmed what engines we’ll find under the hood of the new Wrangler. The current model offers only one engine, a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V6, but rumors suggest the new Wrangler’s powertrain lineup will expand to include a diesel engine and possibly a 4-cylinder in addition to the V6.

But for now, all we have are rumors, as Jeep has only revealed images of the new Wrangler. We’ll let you know more when the Wrangler is officially unveiled in full at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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