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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

Suspects who confessed to raping killing Berbice teen for court Monday

By Andrew CarmichaelThe two suspects in the brutal murder of an East Bank Berbice teenager are expected to make their first court appearance on Monday.The two men of Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice, are accused of sexually assaulting and killing 13-year-old Leonard Archibald of Brothers Village on September 17.The teenager went missing last week Sunday, after riding ahead of his three sisters he was accompanying home from a birthday party in the neighbouring village.It is believed that one of the suspects who is a relative of the now dead teenager lured him into the yard to run an errand and the teenager was attempting to steal time from his duty of accompanying his three younger sisters in order to run the errand for which he was expecting payment.Scores of residents watched in shock, anger and disbelief as the body of the teen was recoveredInstead he was captured and sodomised and when he lost consciousness, he was bound and thrown into the Berbice River along with his bicycle.The two suspects confessed to Police on Friday and related the horrific story. The bicycle was discovered in the Berbice River behind the suspects’ house about 40 feet from the high tide mark. On Saturday afternoon, the body was discovered by a search party some three miles from his home at the village of Khotbradt. The body was found in a decomposed state on a mud flat.Dead: Leonard ArchibaldA post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on the body on Monday before the suspects are taken to court.Also, Police Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Linden Alves has refuted claims by a section of the media that one of the accused tried to sodomise his co-accused in the Police lock-ups. Alves said that the suspects were being held at separate locations and, as such, had no access to each other.Meanwhile, the accused in the Smithfield, New Amsterdam murder is also expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.On September 17, a couple were involved in a domestic fight and the wife was subsequently hospitalised. She died four days after she was allegedly beaten.The dead woman has been identified as Janette Tahal, 58, of Smithfield, New Amsterdam. Tahal died at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Thursday last.Reports are that the now dead woman and her husband Joseph Tahal, 60, had an argument at their Lot 95 Smithfield home and he allegedly lashed her with a piece of wood several times. The woman was picked up in a semi-conscious state by a friend, who was visiting the home at the time and taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where she was stabilised before being transferred to the Georgetown Hospital.The couple were involved in mobile vegetable vending and, according to neighbours, had frequent fights.On Tuesday, Police arrested Joseph as he was on his way to the Georgetown Hospital. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBerbice duo charged with murder of 13-year-oldSeptember 27, 2017In “Court”Murdered 13-year-old: ‘No proof’ that officers acted unprofessionally – RamnarineOctober 12, 2017In “Crime”Jealous uncle pleads guilty to killing 18-yr-old nephewMarch 8, 2016In “Crime” read more