2007 Jeep Wrangler Four Doors Spy Shots

Here’s long-wheelbase, four-door Jeep Wrangler. It will maintain the same stripped-out feel as the two-door, but its stretched wheelbase will give substantially more room for rear-seat passengers and much more luggage space. We can’t see its interior from these pictures, but it may well have a third row of seats, or an extra pair of fold-away chairs. The roof design of the Wrangler has had to be adapted to enable it to meet the latest US safety regulations and this five-door looks as if it has a fixed roof frame with removable panels, like that of the two-door. The rearmost section, however, could have a fold-down canvas hood in addition to the targa-style lift-out sections, to give an authentic convertible feel.

The four-door will, like the two-door, have much-improved refinement and a generous specification with electric windows, sat nav, MPV player, stability control, rollover protection, front and side airbags and so on - though it should keep the exposed door hinges and fold-down windscreen. The longer bodyshell may not allow for removable doors, however.

It’s not just about urban utility and posing, though: this new Wrangler gains new electric axle locks, an electrically-disconnecting sway bar, stronger front and rear axles and transfer cases, and larger wheels and tyres, giving it better off-road ability; ground clearance has been increased, and the basic frame is longer, wider and stiffer than that of the outgoing model.

The engine already confirmed for the two-door is Chrysler’s 3.8 V6 (205bhp) petrol unit, though a more powerful powerplant may well be offered in this model - perhaps even a Hemi V8. A diesel is likely for European-spec Wranglers. Production of the two-door begins in Ohio this autumn; this four-door will be officially revealed later this year, and will follow the SWB model on sale.

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