At Jeep, they say rule number one in designing a new Jeep Wrangler is: Don’t screw it up. The second rule in designing a new Jeep Wrangler is: Always follow rule number one. Rule number three in designing a new Jeep Wrangler is: Don’t screw it up by putting rectangular headlights on it. Click on through to see how Jeep designers and engineers deftly integrated modern technology into the iconic vehicle while maintaining its identity and off-road chops.
Alleviating what has been a major source of frustration for many Jeep owners, the new softtop is much more versatile and user friendly than the JK’s version. Simple adjustments allow it to be folded back to let the sunshine in; to be left in place but with the rear window and rear-quarter windows removed; or, as is the won’t of many Jeepers, removed entirely.
For those who find the new-and-improved softtop still too intimidating, there is the literally named Sky One-Touch power-top option. An electrically operated full-length canvas roof, it slides rearward with the press of a button, opening approximately 90 percent of the roof area. Available on Sahara and Rubicon four-door models only, it allows for the rear quarter-windows to also be removed for near open-air cruising.
As for hardtops, the optional Freedom Top three-piece setup permits various open-air configurations, and on Sahara and Rubicon models it can be ordered to match the body sunshine.
As has been the case since its introduction as a civilian vehicle, the Wrangler’s windshield folds flat. The primary difference with the new JL is that the A-pillars, which are connected to a fixed “header bar,” remain in place, giving casual observers cause for a double take. The upside is that the process has been dramatically simplified and requires the removal of just four bolts
Source: Car and driver