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Jeep’s Chinese cloud-mapper

Motor Trend is reporting Jeep’s debut of the Yuntu Concept at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. Yutu, loosely translated as “cloud map”, is a seven-seat, plug-in hybrid SUV targeted at China’s growing SUV market. There are no current plans to bring it to the U.S.

Check out the full MT report here:

http://www.motortrend.com/news/jeep-yuntu-concept-for-china-looks-to-the-future/?sm_id=organic_fb_MT_trueanthem&utm_campaign=&utm_content=58fa80e304d301784f80e45e&utm_medium=&utm_source=

Superwinch unveiled its new premium EXP winch models at SEMA last year, but in all honesty, I missed it. That’s a tragedy, too, because the interwebs are mum on much detail (including pricing, which I’m betting hasn’t been set, though I’d expect a Warn Zeon-level cost) about this cool new winch. Superwinch, though, recently shared a video by FourWheeler on their Facebook page highlighting it’s ground-breaking features. Check it out!

 

2018 Wrangler JL leaked!

Check out this report from Extreme Terrain, including additional *unmasked* photos and full-color renderings! And, expect more here as I have it.

Early images of the 2018 Wrangler have been leaked, confirming previous rumors and backing up a lot of spy photography.

via LEAKED! First Images Of The 2018 JL Wrangler — ExtremeTerrain.com Blog

It’s getting closer …

Signs now point to the all-new-for-2018 JL Wrangler making its debut at Automobility LA, the new name for the media-only days at the 2017 Los Angles Auto Show. That would put the public reveal in late November, which closely coincides with the currently rumored production date of Nov. 13, 2017.

By the way, if you’re hoping to custom-order one of the last JK Wranglers, your last day to do so will be Friday, Sept. 29.

With Ford announcing plans for a hybrid-electric version of its iconic Mustang to reach dealers by 2020, would you support (or buy) a hybrid JL Wrangler? I’ve no doubt Fiat Chrysler has considered the potential. But, do you think the Jeep faithful would support such a radical change?