This edition of JeepNewsNow.com sponsored by:
 
WranglerSecond Unmasked Photo of 2007 Wrangler
Posted by mike on 2006/1/6 8:04:00 (3974) reads

Some of our readers pointed us over to a JeepsUnlimited discussion thread where somebody had posted some scanned images of the 2007 Wrangler from mph magazine.

The images are much better than the one we posted yesterday and it includes a 3/4 shot of the rear of the Wrangler as well. The scanned pages of the article also include a full article about the Wrangler and the Rubicon variant. Some stats that the scanned article mentions are the fact that the Rubicon version has 3 skid plates, the frame is twice as stiff as current Wranglers, and that the fenders (like the doors) are removeable.

Stay tuned to JeepNewsNow.com for the official debut of the 2007 Wrangler next week. We'll be providing full coverage of the launch (as well as the launch of the Compass) including all the specs, photos, and reactions to the latest revision of the soul of the Jeep brand.

Reader Reactions

The comments are owned by the poster.
We aren't responsible for their content.
You must login or register to post a comment.

Poster Thread
matt24545
Posted: 2006/1/8 20:40  Updated: 2006/1/8 21:44
Just popping in
Joined: 2002/7/16
From:
Posts: 12
 Re: Second Unmasked Photo of 2007 Wrangler
Wow nice grille not too sure about the bumper though. You're right that you'd have to nix the lights if you dumped the bumper.

Poster Thread
jason
Posted: 2006/1/8 15:07  Updated: 2006/1/8 15:07
Just can't stay away
Joined: 2005/6/30
From: glendale,az
Posts: 93
 Re: Second Unmasked Photo of 2007 Wrangler
These photos are good as production, starts in july and s/b vail. in september-october..the 4 door unlimited will have engine options the door will not...check out www.jrations.com 12:01 midnight fdor the photos

Poster Thread
phishjeep
Posted: 2006/1/8 14:25  Updated: 2006/1/8 14:25
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2005/12/18
From: Virginia
Posts: 33
 Re: Second Unmasked Photo of 2007 Wrangler
I like this a lot more than the photo that was released about a month ago. It was close, but this is much better looking. Kudos to Jeep for keeping the variety in the options. Soft Top, Half doors (Although the power windows would be nice) Rubicon Package. I'd love to see the Electric Lime Green again.

I wonder how long before the alternate engines will sstart showeing up? When will we see an example of a production vehicle? I assume this one is more of a prototype assembly, and not the actual production line. I wonder how long the ramp up takes, and how long they will be making them before they are available in quantity? Any car factory knowledge out there?

Can't wait for next week also. Should be loads more info.

If the bumper is steel, it looks good enough to keep, at least for a while, but I don't see myself content with just two lights.

Poster Thread
afool76
Posted: 2006/1/7 20:17  Updated: 2006/1/7 20:17
Just popping in
Joined: 2006/1/7
From:
Posts: 3
 2007 Wrangler
Anyone out there think that with the release of the new 07 wrangler, it will cause the current LWB Unlimited model to become rare? I believe there going to stop production this spring after only a couple years of making it. Even the scrambler was made longer than that.

Poster Thread
wjsiii
Posted: 2006/1/7 10:54  Updated: 2006/1/7 10:54
Quite a regular
Joined: 2005/7/16
From:
Posts: 65
 Re: Second Unmasked Photo of 2007 Wrangler
I posted this response to the new Wrangler in the previous spread but it fits here too so once again:

Re: First Unmasked Photo of New Wrangler?
I'd say this is a legitimate magazine spread of photo's of the new rig! It's obvious that when you compare this rig with the Gladiator concept photos that the Wrangler and Gladiator nose and interior are from the same vehicle family! I like it a lot! I would now dare say that the Gladiator is indeed a serious production consideration for DCX.

The interior is a tad disappointing to me on first glance as I had hoped for a more CJ inspired center mount speedo type of a layout. But the exterior is stunning in its simplicity...in the same way that the new Land Rover products are stunning in their design which is very minimal and effectively utilizing circles and clean simple lines as a design motif. The new Wrangler family appears to offer better exterior build quality too when I look at the photos I see better fit and better finish than previous models offered.

I hope it is very, very capable off road and that the V6 is accompanied by a diesel and V8 option.

I'm sure once I see one in person the interior will grow on me a bit, especially if they spice it up with other color combinations such as the one in the Gladiator concept.

About the bumper...I like the looks of it style wise and wondered about its make up too. However, I'd bet it is still steel, just more creatively cast. But if it is indeed a composite material keep in mind that there are some seriously strong and break resistant composite materials now days that indeed could be more durable than steel and offer a lot more "bang up" resistance.

Way to go DCX! And please do build us a Gladiator (and diesel) variant-I will buy one.

Bill

Poster Thread
XJGuy
Posted: 2006/1/7 17:36  Updated: 2006/1/7 17:36
Just can't stay away
Joined: 2006/1/7
From:
Posts: 110
 Re: Second Unmasked Photo of 2007 Wrangler
i like it. i think that this is a worthy successor to the TJ wrangler. The bumper looks like a steel core wit plastic/rubber ends. the only problem that i have it with the engine. yes it is a pushod design, has good hp and torque. but i wonder where that comes. The engine might be a good fit. there are rumors of that engine being put in the nitro also. so i am with holding judgement untill the wrangler is out there for a while.
I wiould have been more comfortable with the 3.7 Liberty engine though.

Poster Thread
comment
Posted: 2006/1/6 19:00  Updated: 2006/1/6 19:00
Just popping in
Joined: 2005/12/16
From:
Posts: 8
 Re: Second Unmasked Photo of 2007 Wrangler
this is it, this is the real deal, probably released on purpose. photos don't due it justice, it is SWEET!

Poster Thread
jason
Posted: 2006/1/6 16:57  Updated: 2006/1/6 16:57
Just can't stay away
Joined: 2005/6/30
From: glendale,az
Posts: 93
 Re: Second Unmasked Photo of 2007 Wrangler
WOW, i'm impressed...I hope it fits on the az trails!!!! I'm real concearn is a optional egine...the crd??? We will know by next week in detroit...

Poster Thread
Jeepin
Posted: 2006/1/6 16:00  Updated: 2006/1/6 16:00
Home away from home
Joined: 2005/11/28
From: TX
Posts: 190
 Re: Second Unmasked Photo of 2007 Wrangler
Who keeps the stock bumpers though?

Poster Thread
gymraider
Posted: 2006/1/6 19:30  Updated: 2006/1/6 19:30
Just popping in
Joined: 2005/12/16
From: Fort Worth area
Posts: 18
 Re: Second Unmasked Photo of 2007 Wrangler
Well yea, im rockin the ARB bull bar right now, i just hope they are fast at making aftermarket products for it.

Poster Thread
gymraider
Posted: 2006/1/6 13:58  Updated: 2006/1/6 13:58
Just popping in
Joined: 2005/12/16
From: Fort Worth area
Posts: 18
 about the bumper
All i hear is good talk about the new wrangler, but what about the bumpers? The new bumper looks like a hunk of plastic found on many new style SUV's. Does anyone know for sure if the bumpers are plastic or a metal, because I think thats very important in a jeep, keep as much plastic away as possible.

Poster Thread
jpoetker
Posted: 2006/1/6 16:04  Updated: 2006/1/6 16:04
Just popping in
Joined: 2006/1/6
From:
Posts: 1
 Re: about the bumper
I'm more conserned about the engine. Sure it has more power and torque - but how is that distributed? Is there going to be as much torque available at low rpms as the 4.0L? That's going to be a huge problem IMO if not.

Poster Thread
jeepxk
Posted: 2006/1/6 16:52  Updated: 2006/1/6 16:52
Just can't stay away
Joined: 2005/7/13
From: Peoria
Posts: 150
 Re: about the bumper
LET THE BITCHIN BEGIN !!
All some of guys do is look for what might be wrong. You are looking at one spy photo and making judgements based on that. The new Wrangler is going to be different than the TJ and that means change, which I know some Jeepers have a real problem with.

Poster Thread
GoNsnow
Posted: 2006/1/7 9:21  Updated: 2006/1/7 9:31
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2005/12/15
From: NE Qe USA
Posts: 31
 Re: about the bumper
"BITCHIN" or legitimate gripe?

Really now, raise your hand if you want a plastic bumper that scuffs and cracks when it comes to rest on a tree or boulder?

Ok, where are those hands?

Hmmmm.... Ok, stand up if you'd rather have something heavy, metallic, and can be spray-painted flat black with a can of off the shelf, no name brand paint when the bumber gets a little boo-boo?


Poster Thread
gymraider
Posted: 2006/1/7 15:37  Updated: 2006/1/7 15:37
Just popping in
Joined: 2005/12/16
From: Fort Worth area
Posts: 18
 Re: about the bumper
Here is one hand, and i dont understand why the lights are in the bumper, so now, if you buy an aftermarket bumper, you also have to buy new lights, because the originals are in the original bumper.
Main Menu
JeepNewsNow Everywhere
Login
Username:

Password:


Lost Password?

Register now!
Jeep Classifieds
Syndication - RSS
Add Jeep News Headlines to your site for free!

Display the latest Jeep news headlines on your Web site using our RSS 2.0 news feed!

RSS 2.0

Or, if you prefer, an even easier way of putting the headlines on your Web site is to utilize our free, JavaScript-based headlines. Check them out!
Who's Online
8 user(s) are online (3 user(s) are browsing News)

Members: 0
Guests: 8

more...
Advertisements
mike's totally free jeep news now is designed and maintained by AnelloConsulting.com
Copyright © 1998-2010 mike's totally free jeep news now
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Advertising Info