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Here’s Your First Official Look at the All-New Jeep Wrangler JL

first_img2018 will be a big year for the car world. On the way is a new BMW M5, Porsche Cayenne, Lexus LS, Jaguar I-Pace, Chevy Silverado, Aston Martin Vantage, BMW X7, Audi A8, and much more. As eagerly as we anticipate each of these cars, though, one new model might steal the year’s spotlight: Jeep’s 2018 Wrangler JL.It’s been over a decade since Jeep last introduced a Wrangler generation. Let that sink in a moment: The defining 4×4 vehicle has looked pretty much the same since 2007. As you can imagine, fans are foaming at the mouth, wringing their hands, and doing whatever else it is people do when they’re at wit’s end in wait. Bits and pieces of information have been teased out over the past few years, but this is our first meaty chunk of news: Jeep has revealed official photos of the JL generation Wrangler.Thanks to spy shots of test vehicles, we expected the new Wrangler to look a lot like the current one (JK generation), but it’s really not easy to pick out the differences. Making matters more frustrating is that Jeep has yet to release any other information about the 4×4 model. From these images, we can see new headlights, re-sculpted front fenders, an updated grille, new wheel designs, more rounded window frames, and a ventilated hood. Apart from these touches, the JL has the same boxy shape we know and love.Much more significant changes supposedly take place in the Wrangler’s cabin, but we’re still awaiting photographic evidence. We do know Chrysler’s latest UConnect 3 infotaiment system will be available, along with improved creature comforts and reshaped seats.Other details that have leaked prior to this photo reveal include a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as the base engine, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 as the upgraded motor, available six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions, and two transfer cases (one with low and high ranges, and the other with 4H Auto and 4H part-time modes). Down the road, Jeep may also offer a diesel-powered version and a (gasp) hybrid. Also confirmed is a Wrangler pickup version to be called the Scrambler.If we don’t hear more about the new Wrangler in the coming weeks, we’ll get the full scoop at the Los Angeles auto show on November 29. 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Editors’ Recommendations Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Giftslast_img read more

Hillgrove looking to expand Adelaide Hills CuAu mining

first_imgA program to develop a wider potential mining footprint around its Kanmantoo copper-gold mine is well advanced according to Adelaide Hills miner, Hillgrove Resources Ltd.Addressing the Paydirt 2018 South Australian Resources and Energy Investment Conference in Adelaide last week, Hillgrove Resources’ Principal Geologist, Peter Rolley, said the producing Kanmantoo mine is located within a significant copper-gold province and offers substantial growth activity.“Our first underground mining operation is permitted and design work is in progress to facilitate the transition from open-cut to underground,” Rolley said. “But we are also assessing near mine projects for underground mining extensions or those which offer large magmatic copper-gold sources.”“In addition, we will commence maiden drilling in September on the 2-km long Kanappa copper-gold zone near Sedan and then most likely the 1.7-km long Mt Rhine system, 10 km north of Kanappa but presents as a next drill target. These are two great targets and have exhibited in sampling, robust grades.”The current Kanmantoo mine produces copper, gold and silver from a number of structurally controlled shears, lodes and breccias with gold grades as high as 32 g/t over 5 m at the Spitfire target.“We are utilising existing data and knowledge to identify new copper-gold targets to help build operations,” Rolley said. “Previous drilling has already identified a number of underground targets for infill drilling but the overall 5-km long Kanmantoo mine corridor has not seen any systematic exploration since 2008.“The focus back in 2008 was on permitting for the subsequent Kanmantoo open-pit operations. There are significant drill intercepts there that to date, have not been followed up so we are starting to prioritise targets along this structural corridor.”last_img read more