Earlier this week, Jeep tweeted a very cryptic Jeep Wrangler teaser that no one could make any sense of. Only a few days later, the 4×4 icon posted another cryptic image featuring another cryptic number. Could these images be another new Jeep Wrangler model, or maybe some new accessories, or even the location of an off-road event or something? Who knows?
What do these mysterious Jeep Wrangler teasers mean?
Jeep recently tweeted a super mysterious image of a trail sign that just had an image of a roofless Wrangler with nothing written other than the number “40.4.” The only caption on the tweet read, “A sign of things to come.”
This was confusing and exciting for many Jeep nerds because of how cryptic it was. No one knew what it meant; all we knew was that more teasers were likely to pop up – and pop up, they have.
There is another teaser
While many Jepster nerds have been trying to plug the cryptic number into common 4×4 applications like ground clearance, others have attached the mysterious numbers to increased battery pack sizes or electric range for the hybrid Jeep Wrangler 4xe or even the all-electric Magneto. At this point, everything is simply a guess.
Now, according to CarBuzz, there is a new mysterious Jeep Wrangler teaser. This time the tweet is a photo of the back of a Wrangler with a yellow and blue tag on it that reads “47.4”, another cryptic number. However, the tag is not in the license plate position; it is off to the right side of the rear bumper. The only caption reads, “the difference is big.”
The next number in the sequence does not appear to shed much light on the first number yet, but the darkness seems to be lifting a little, at least. Given that both numbers are in the 40-range might help narrow things down a little.
Is there going to be a new Jeep Wrangler?
This feels unlikely as Jeep has released and announced so many new models over the past two years. The internet is ablaze with ideas and predictions. So far, one of the more prominent ideas is that these figures could be approach and departure angles for one of the newer models or optional packages.
If this were the case, these would be seriously impressive off-road stats. The current Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has an approach angle of 43.4-degrees, which is already pretty dang good. So, an approach angle of 47.4 would be next level for sure.
With the 2021 Ford Bronco finally starting deliveries, Jeep may be choosing now to start flexing on the new Ford off-roader. As the Bronco amasses an insanely long waitlist for new orders, Jeep is certainly feeling the pressure.
Who will win the Wrangler vs. Bronco war?
Only time will tell on that one. The Jeep Wrangler is not only one of the best 4x4s ever made; it has a very dedicated customer base and a massive aftermarket footprint. Needless to say, the Jeep Wrangler market is strong. However, the Bronco has a coveted name and more enthusiasm than any new SUV that has come out, maybe ever. Not to mention, the new Bronco seems to be a well-designed and mighty capable off-roader itself.
Something tells me these two will be duking it out for quite some time. Until we know more about these mysterious Jeep Wrangler teasers, we will have to continue to speculate on whatever Jeep is working on.