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      09-11-2015 02:51 PM #1
      Check out that prestige gap!

      http://www.autoevolution.com/news/ne...th-99641.html#

      The wait is finally over, with our spy photographers having encountered a 2018 Wrangler test mule in the Southwestern desert. Mad Max visual setup aside, the test vehicle reveals an important aspect about the iconic model, namely that it will grow in length.

      As you can see in the gallery below, the area between the hood and the cowl has gained about one inch, with the front fenders also being adapted to support the increase. Expect this extra space to be invested into the next Wrangler’s wheelbase.

      The Wrangler will keep its short front and rear overhangs in order to maintain its brilliant approach and departure angles. And since the vehicle must also deliver in terms of the break-over angle, the wheelbase increase has to be moderate.

      Nevertheless, this will allow the Wrangler to offer superior interior space, mixing a modern cabin with an overall setup that will help the vehicle stay true to its roots, both in terms of styling and rugged terrain capacities.



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      09-11-2015 02:52 PM #2
      Most useless spy shots ever. It is pretty much exactly the same.

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      09-11-2015 02:54 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      Most useless spy shots ever. It is pretty much exactly the same.
      Except for all the places where it is different.

      I find it odd that they are testing a 2 door SUV since none are sold and no one wants to buy them.

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      09-11-2015 03:01 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      Except for all the places where it is different.

      I find it odd that they are testing a 2 door SUV since none are sold and no one wants to buy them.
      I think the 1/3 of the people that buy one of the most-selling vehicles on the market would probably disagree.
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      09-11-2015 03:04 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
      I think the 1/3 of the people that buy one of the most-selling vehicles on the market would probably disagree.
      No kidding. Two door Wranglers are friggin everywhere.

      Also it's obvious this is a test mule, it's a JK with hard rock bumpers
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      09-11-2015 03:06 PM #6
      As a two door, probably to draw even less attention. No shortage of 2 or 4 doors here in AZ
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      09-11-2015 03:16 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
      I think the 1/3 of the people that buy one of the most-selling vehicles on the market would probably disagree.
      I'm just dumping on MCTB because he likes to make blanket statements claiming that no one wants\buys them.

      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      No one in real life wants a two door SUV.

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      09-11-2015 03:28 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      I'm just dumping on MCTB because he likes to make blanket statements claiming that no one wants\buys them.
      Is he starting a support group for all the poor schlubs that are coerced into buying 2 door SUVs, even though they loathe / don't want them?
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      09-11-2015 03:32 PM #9
      Mmmm mmmm...

      Dat prestige gap.

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      09-11-2015 03:48 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      I'm just dumping on MCTB because he likes to make blanket statements claiming that no one wants\buys them.
      You're right. There is so much demand that there are what, two on the market? Evoque and Wrangler? So popular all other makes abandoned the style...

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      09-12-2015 04:12 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      I'm just dumping on MCTB because he likes to make blanket statements claiming that no one wants\buys them.
      Nobody does - except for Wrangler owners. It's the exception that proves the rule. Outside Jeep, the 2-door SUV is deader than a doornail.
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      09-11-2015 06:23 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      Except for all the places where it is different.

      I find it odd that they are testing a 2 door SUV since none are sold and no one wants to buy them.
      The reason they are testing the 2 door is because that is the one getting the wheelbase changing, which 2 door people have been looking for since the launch of the JK. The older LJ was close to being the perfect size and this newer spy shot looks to be an additional 3-4 inches longer. This will allow for more rear leg room and a bit of a smoother/less twitchy ride.
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      09-11-2015 08:42 PM #14
      I spy WAY beefier steering components and also aluminum knuckles. It sure does look like the front control arms are way longer than a JK, the wheel isn't even centered in the well. With that and the cowl getting an extension it doesnt look like any of the added length has gone towards cabin room like some people have mentioned. Also I was hoping for a longer Unlimited so we could see what the wheelbase might be on the pickup. Either way its exciting!

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      05-04-2016 07:54 AM #15
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      yeah, this
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      09-12-2015 08:24 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by VapedTalon View Post
      The reason they are testing the 2 door is because that is the one getting the wheelbase changing, which 2 door people have been looking for since the launch of the JK. The older LJ was close to being the perfect size and this newer spy shot looks to be an additional 3-4 inches longer. This will allow for more rear leg room and a bit of a smoother/less twitchy ride.
      I'm guessing they stretched it to fit the 8 speed auto in it.

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      09-12-2015 08:33 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by R32Rich View Post
      I'm guessing they stretched it to fit the 8 speed auto in it.
      That and a few other things.
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      09-12-2015 09:07 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by R32Rich View Post
      I'm guessing they stretched it to fit the 8 speed auto in it.
      I would bet a lot of money on that.
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      09-12-2015 02:49 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by R32Rich View Post
      I'm guessing they stretched it to fit the 8 speed auto in it.
      Likely, here is to hoping it gets at least 25mpg...
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      09-14-2015 12:06 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by VapedTalon View Post
      The reason they are testing the 2 door is because that is the one getting the wheelbase changing, which 2 door people have been looking for since the launch of the JK. The older LJ was close to being the perfect size and this newer spy shot looks to be an additional 3-4 inches longer. This will allow for more rear leg room and a bit of a smoother/less twitchy ride.
      I'm not getting rid of my TJ and buying one but this is pretty much what I would want. 2 door with longer wheel base like the LJ was to the TJ. I don't need or want 4 doors necessarily I just want something longer.

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      09-14-2015 12:42 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by chris86vw View Post
      I'm not getting rid of my TJ and buying one but this is pretty much what I would want. 2 door with longer wheel base like the LJ was to the TJ. I don't need or want 4 doors necessarily I just want something longer.
      A longer wheelbase would certainly help it in the slippery stuff. As I understand it they can be downright twitchy when there's snow/ice on the ground and that's when everyone wants you to take them everywhere, too!

      Come to think of it, that could be your excuse... "No, I can't go out when it's icy, these things spin easily and I don't want to crash!"
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      08-20-2016 10:49 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      Except for all the places where it is different.

      I find it odd that they are testing a 2 door SUV since none are sold and no one wants to buy them.
      I think your blind sir

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      09-11-2015 04:24 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      Most useless spy shots ever. It is pretty much exactly the same.
      It's too bad they covered up the grille. I can't imagine what the new one could possibly look like... /s

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      09-11-2015 05:43 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by PsychoVolvo View Post
      It's too bad they covered up the grille. I can't imagine what the new one could possibly look like... /s

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      Looks like a bra to me, I don't think they covered it up intentionally.
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