Jeep Wrangler JL Caught Testing in Southern California!Posted in News on April 27, 2017 0) (
Wrangler fever is getting more intense by the day, and the number of sightings for Jeep’s standard-bearer around the country indicates its arrival is drawing closer. These shots were nabbed by a TEN employee on the 101 freeway north of Los Angeles. These shots differ from those we’ve seen lately in that the entire rear of the vehicle is covered in a bulbous camo wrap covering the spare tire, taillights, and basically everything else from the roof to the bumper.
We’re not sure why Jeep is trying to hide the details so aggressively, as what we’ve seen of the JL is very evolutionary, with the most notable changes being the sculpted, vented front fenders, and a sharp crease and character line along the doors. Front horizontal LED running lights are the other big signature detail on the JL.
As we’ve reported before, we believe the JL will have up to three engine options, with the 3.6L Pentastar V-6 serving as the bread-and-butter mill, mated to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 is believed to be an option, as well as a 2.0L turbocharged I-4. A hybrid powertrain option has been rumored but details are scarce. Whatever’s under the hood, we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the JL and can’t wait to get behind the wheel to test its off-road chops.