The 2015 Frankfurt Auto show is currently on and while this isn’t a major car show when it comes to FCA/Jeep/Mopar releases the Jeep brand did take a new concept Wrangler to show off. With Jeep releasing an All-New Wrangler for the 2018 model year any concepts released between now and then could shed some light into what we can expect in the new model. It also gives us an insight into what Mopar could be working on for new performance parts.
The Wrangler Sunrise concept right off the bat is different from most of the Jeep concepts that we see in the fact that’s its killer orange paint job is matte. I have been a fan of matte paint jobs on Jeeps for awhile now so here is hoping that we may see some matte paint colors coming down the line. The Sunriser is running on some fairly common mods, including a 4-inch lift, a double tow hook front bumper, half doors, an engine skid plate and a set of beadlock wheels.
What is slightly out of the norm, but we have been seeing a lot more of, is the 2.8L Diesel Engine under the hood. There has been a want for a diesel Wrangler in North America for a long time now and with the 2018 re-model on its way tongues are wagging with speculation that the time has come and a diesel will finally make its way to this side of the pond. There are few other design elements that we may see in 2018 that are shown on the Sunriser concept. The matte black grille has already seen its way onto a few special editions now so it may become a standard option and the front bumper looks a lot like one already available in the Mopar catalogue so it may stay there or become an option on models like the Rubicon. All around the Sunriser concept isn’t that far out there as far concepts go and it looks a lot like Wrangler that you would see cruising down the streets.