The Jeep community, particularly folks at the JL Wrangler Forums, has recently been abuzz as details regarding the next-generation Jeep Wrangler have spun off from the rumor mill. Nameless sources and “spies” have confirmed the latest Wrangler is set to arrive by the end of 2017 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
According to the grapevine, the version people will see come December is outfitted with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and available either manual or automatic, with the latter having a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Fans are expecting the engine to be turbocharged and can pack a wallop of as much as 300 horsepower.
Among the colors yet to be fully confirmed this Jeep will be available in are white, black, red, blue, billet silver, granite crystal, orange, and baja yellow.
More interesting features will eventually come out in the open, but what’s exciting to know is that the rumors that circulated last year involving a hardtop with a power sliding opening are seemingly seeing fruition, as suggested by recently captured photos showing a set of switches on the Jeep’s windshield header that looks like power top controls.
However, this upgrade, according to an anonymous source, won’t be available at the December launch and will instead debut near the end of the 2018 model year.
Reports are also claiming a diesel model is good for a late-2018 or early-2019 release.