If photos taken of a strange feature on a camouflaged 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited make it to production, expect an even larger smorgasbord of ways to let the sun shine in.
Many details of the next-generation off-roader remain unconfirmed, but we’ve seen spy photos of cloaked prototypes for what seems like forever. Each time, there’s (usually) something new to see, and these photos aren’t any different. The interest here lies above the driver’s head.
The images, taken from a low angle and posted at JL Wrangler Forums, shows a collection of buttons and switches just aft of the vehicle’s rear-view mirror. Above the driver, what looks like a movable panel can be seen.
It’s already known that the 2018 Wrangler’s top will be as varied as food quality at roadside diners. The tried-and-true soft top and removable hardtop will make a return (in three-piece form), as will a hardtop with a fixed panoramic sunroof. What these photos show seems to be a compromise.
The switchgear resembles that of a Jeep Renegade equipped with the available My Sky roof. If you’ve never sat in one, the roof features two glass sunroof panels. The front section can be retracted or both can be manually removed for a limited open-air feel. Without a top-down view — or even a peak through the rear window — it’s hard to tell if this is just a My Sky for Wranglers, or something slightly different.
One thing seems obvious. If Jeep went to the trouble of giving Renegade owners the option of My Sky, why not add something like it to a much-anticipated vehicle that sells in far greater numbers?
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