Blatant TT ripoff.
Why try to disguise the rear seats and rear cargo area so severely? This had many people on the FB page believing that what we are looking at here is actually the Wrangler pick-up, but cleverly disguised as a 4 door wagon body.
Still no LED/HID setups to be seen but I guess they want to ensure the aftermarket stays active. I will say I'm sure a lot of 2 doors still exist but around here in CT/New England there are a lot more 4 door variations rolling around with all the JC Whitney goodies (wheels, lift kits, lights, bumpers, etc.). They look great cruising down the paved roads in town and sitting in their driveways being washed and waxed after a hard rain. To me it just chalks it up to the Jeep version of a bro-dozer.
I am biased, obviously, but there are a lot of sedans, coupes, and sports cars tricked out with "track ready" mods that only ever race to Starbucks.
Does your average Civic, Toyobaru, or WRX really need those lowered suspensions, carbon fiber hoods, or aerodynamic add-ons?
I am not criticizing the owners of those cars who choose to make those mods, but let's not think that modified cars are somehow more righteous than modified SUVs or trucks.
A lot of stuff developed in the aftermarket, usually finds its way onto Jeeps from the factory.
I definitely think Jeep holds back on what would otherwise be standard or optional equipment, to satisfy the Wrangler customer's desire to "build it themselves".
I also think Jeep looks at the mark-up they can charge by offering some equipment through MOPAR, rather than making it standard.
via Automotive NewsA new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that Fiat Chrysler will build starting next year will likely debut as an option on the next-generation Jeep Wrangler -- to the tune of almost 300 hp.
FCA announced in late April that it would invest $75 million in its Trenton Engine Complex south of Detroit to produce a new four-cylinder engine on a flexible line at the plant. The line had been producing FCA's 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6.
The new 2.0-liter, code-named Hurricane, is a high-output, direct-injected inline-four with variable valve timing and a twin-scroll turbocharger, according to sources. The aluminum block engine is expected to make almost 300 hp, a source with knowledge of the project told Automotive News.
Details of FCA's next-generation inline-four were previewed in May 2014 by Bob Lee, FCA's global head of powertrain, during a presentation to investors.
FCA produces another, less powerful, 2.0-liter inline-four at its Dundee Engine Plant that is used in the Dodge Dart and Jeep Compass and Patriot. That naturally aspirated engine produces about 160 hp.
The Hurricane is likely to debut as a fuel-saving option on the next-generation Jeep Wrangler, due next year.
CEO Sergio Marchionne has hinted that the next-generation Wrangler would have an optional four-cylinder to go with its new eight-speed automatic transmission. That would provide a significant fuel economy increase over the current Wrangler's six-cylinder/five-speed automatic combination that yields just 17 mpg city/21 highway.