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Rugged new Jeep Wrangler breaks cover. Image by Jeep.

Rugged new Jeep Wrangler breaks cover
Official pictures of new 4x4 ahead of Los Angeles Show debut.
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What's this then?

This is the all-new Jeep Wrangler.

New? It looks exactly like the old one.

It does, doesn't it? Still, the Wrangler has a dedicated following with off-roading fans across the globe, so it's not really a surprise that the looks are largely untouched. There have been plenty of updates under the skin, though. There's a new chassis (it's still a separate ladder-frame to deliver excellent off-road ability) and the bodyshell should be a little lighter thanks to more aluminium in its construction.

As before, there will be two body styles on offer, a two-door short-wheelbase, and the longer four-door variant. If you like to feel the open air when you're driving, then the two-door version will feature a removable roof and doors, plus a fold-down windscreen to help you get closer to nature.

So is there a big, meaty V8 under the bonnet?

Nope, but then the last Wrangler wasn't available with a V8, either. US buyers will get a choice of four-cylinder turbo petrol and a V6 petrol when the new Wrangler goes on sale early next year. There will be a hybrid as well, at some point, and European buyers will get the choice of a new diesel engine based on the 2.2 CRD unit already used in the Cherokee.

How about tech?

Yes, even though the core of the Wrangler will remain pretty simple. The cabin will get a big update with new touchscreens, which will be able to display all manner of off-roading data, there's a new rain-braking system which helps keep the car more stable in heavy rain, and the usual mobile phone connectivity stuff. There'll be a hardcore Rubicon version for serious off-roading.

We'll find out more about the next Jeep Wrangler when it's fully revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29.

Neil Briscoe - 1 Nov 2017

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