2018 Jeep Wrangler Spotted On The Side Of The Road

Mar 14, 2017 10:58 AM EDT | Ileen Jasmine

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler was spotted being towed on the side of the road. Here's what it looks like.

Being towed at the side of the road probably isn't how Jeep wanted to showcase its latest version of the most iconic "Wrangler" model. However, this is exactly what happened on the 13th of March, 2017.

A camouflaged prototype of the much awaited all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler has been spotted being loaded on the back of a flatbed. Fox News reported that the prototype experienced a mechanical failure while it's being tested to run on public roads.

It truly was an unfortunate setting for the 2018 Wrangler, and it did not do the truck justice. On the bright side, it did give fans a sneak peek of what it will look like.

The photos taken by Chris Doane from Automotive were actually some of the best ones to date. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler isn't scheduled to be officially unveiled until the last quarter of 2017.

As previously reported by Auto World News, the new Wrangler will not stray away from its signature look. That is clearly apparent in the spotted prototype.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler was also sporting Rubicon-style wings. A few noticeable changes include a prominent front bumper and its windshield raked back a bit further to help improving its aerodynamics.

Based on the photos, it looks like there is a fold-down windscreen sticking through the wrap covering the hood. Does this mean that this feature will still be on the new Wrangler?

According to the automaker. The all-new Wrangler will retain its body-on-frame construction. This is pretty much the only confirmed information about the vehicle so far.

Under the hood, it was reported that the 2018 Wrangler's engine lineup includes a four-cylinder turbo, a V6 and a diesel. A hybrid model is also expected to be included.

The hybrid model is already in the works. It is not only focused on efficiency, but also for off-road control. The Wrangler's electrified drivetrain is already being optimized to enhance its off-road capability.

Stay tuned to Auto World News for more updates. In the meantime, learn about the all-new Jeep Wrangler Pickup truck here.

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