New Jeep Wrangler spied ahead of 2017 launch

New Jeep Wrangler looks set for an evolutionary makeover, with our spies catching it during testing

A new Jeep Wrangler is on the way, and our spy photographers have caught it in disguise while testing in Michigan, USA. With the off-roader's silhouette looking very similar to the current model, we're expecting a refreshed look that isn't exactly a total overhaul.

It does appear to be less boxy than the current car, though - with a steeper windscreen and pointier front-end design likely being changed to help with aerodynamics. That will help improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, which will be a key part of the car's redesign.

Jeep has hinted at a hybrid powertrain for the new Wrangler, but it's likely that the main focus will be on a V6 diesel engine that should offer higher fuel economy than before as well as plenty of torque for off-roading.

The Wrangler is likely to be built just as much for tough terrain as ever, with the car's high ride height, chunky off-road tyres and big wheelarches clearly still present on this test car.

The heavy camouflage means it's hard to make out many other changes to the Wrangler's looks, but the front wheelarches do look bigger than before, which could indicate a sleeker front-end look compared to the flat design of today's model.

There are no official details on the next Jeep Wrangler just yet, but we expect it to be revealed in 2017, with a launch later on next year.

With the Land Rover Defender out of production, this new rugged off-roader could even start to attact some more UK attention - so keep an eye on Auto Express for all the details as we get them.

Recommended

Jeep Wrangler review
Jeep Wrangler driving
Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler review

The Jeep Wrangler is more usable than ever, but it comes at a price
24 Mar 2021
Jeep Magneto concept points way to EV future
Jeep Magneto concept - pictures
News

Jeep Magneto concept points way to EV future

New electric Jeep concept is based on two-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and has a manual gearbox
22 Mar 2021
New V8-powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 launched
Jeep Wrangler

New V8-powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 launched

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 marks the first time a V8 has featured in the Wrangler for almost 40 years – but it won’t be coming to the UK
19 Nov 2020
New 2020 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid offroader arrives
Jeep Wrangler

New 2020 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid offroader arrives

Jeep has expanded its electrified car portfolio with a new, PHEV version of the Wrangler 
3 Sep 2020

Most Popular

Driving test update to preserve the manual gearbox
Dacia Duster gear lever
News

Driving test update to preserve the manual gearbox

With more drivers learning in autos and electric cars, the DVSA is looking to update the driving test so people can still drive manuals in future
16 Jun 2021
Tesla Model 3 police car all set for evaluation by UK emergency services
Tesla Model 3 police car - front
News

Tesla Model 3 police car all set for evaluation by UK emergency services

Tesla hopes to offer UK police forces a new zero-emission emergency responder option with the Model 3 police car
17 Jun 2021
New 2021 Vauxhall Astra to offer plug-in hybrid power
Vauxhall Astra render
Vauxhall Astra

New 2021 Vauxhall Astra to offer plug-in hybrid power

The new Vauxhall Astra will get a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a more premium image - here’s how it could look
17 Jun 2021
Ineos Grenadier prototype 2022 review
Ineos Grenadier prototype
Ineos Grenadier 4x4

Ineos Grenadier prototype 2022 review

Can the Ineos Grenadier really fill the mud-splattered void left by the old Land Rover Defender? We take a first drive in a prototype to find out...
15 Jun 2021
Motorists think they can get away with driving offences due to lack of road police
police speed gun
News

Motorists think they can get away with driving offences due to lack of road police

Lack of road traffic police officers in the UK is making it easy for drivers to break the law, according to a survey of 15,500 British motorists
16 Jun 2021
New Nissan Qashqai 2021 review
Nissan Qashqai 2021
Nissan Qashqai

New Nissan Qashqai 2021 review

We get behind the wheel of the larger, more comfortable and higher-tech Nissan Qashqai SUV in the UK
16 Jun 2021
Dacia unveils new badge design
Dacia badge
Dacia

Dacia unveils new badge design

The new Dacia branding will feature on the company’s cars from 2022, with the Bigster being the first candidate
17 Jun 2021
New Audi Q4 e-tron 2021 review
Audi Q4 e-tron 2021  front
Audi Q4 e-tron

New Audi Q4 e-tron 2021 review

We get involved with the new all-electric Audi Q4 e-tron SUV on UK roads for the first time
17 Jun 2021
'I was cynical about Hyundai's aim to be the world's 2nd biggest carmaker, not now'
Opinion Genesis Hyundai Ioniq
Opinion

'I was cynical about Hyundai's aim to be the world's 2nd biggest carmaker, not now'

Steve Fowler is impressed by Hyundai's electric cars, its N division and now its luxury Genesis brand
16 Jun 2021
UN report highlights ethical problems with electric cars
Electric car charging
News

UN report highlights ethical problems with electric cars

Analysis reveals lithium refining takes 65 per cent of Chilean region’s water, while 40,000 child miners dig for cobalt in DRC
14 Jun 2021
Mazda to launch 10 new hybrids and three new EVs by 2025
Mazda electric plan
Mazda

Mazda to launch 10 new hybrids and three new EVs by 2025

The electrification push forms part of Mazda’s goal to become a completely carbon neutral company by 2050
17 Jun 2021
New Renault Arkana 2021 review
Renault Arkana - front
Renault Arkana

New Renault Arkana 2021 review

Does an eye-catching coupe-SUV body give the new Renault Arkana the edge over other mid-size SUVs? We find out...
16 Jun 2021
'The hydrogen underdog disruptor is back in town'
Toyota Mirai opinion
Opinion

'The hydrogen underdog disruptor is back in town'

Mike Rutherford says hydrogen-powered cars could still be a frequent sight on UK roads
13 Jun 2021
New Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 review
Skoda Enyaq iV 80 Sportline - front
Skoda Enyaq

New Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 review

The new Skoda Enyaq iV is the Czech firm’s first bespoke electric car and we've tested the full range on UK roads
10 Jun 2021