I don't think so. While the search for the humvee replacement is on, the Humvee is a beast when it comes to towing and hauling, a jeep can't touch it. The next daily driver will do everything the humvee does but be armored. That's just the direction we're going. The American public doesn't find casualties in war acceptable. A few might make it as special ops vehicles, or in service with a lesser military as a replacement for the now out of production defender, but they just don't meet the general purpose vehicle requirements for the majority of the military.Well they will need a "daily driver" to replace the humvee, maybe this is it
That's actually a concept from last year, the Africa, I think the one you're thinking of is this; http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/31401-JK-Overland-Project-Expeditions-West-3-0Jeep has been on the battlefield for some time. The J8 was built for military export and has been in use for years. Trying to sell an existing vehicle to the US costs them nothing.
Jeep even did a domestic Wrangler concept a few years ago styled to look like the J8.
That is not intended purpose of the wrangler,I would think a diesel Suburban / Expedition would be more in line with what the military could use as a general purpose vehicle. Combine towing ability, passenger space, solid construction with the ability to handle the weight of armour, accessories, passengers, configurations, etc. compared to the lighter-weight Wrangler.
You're talking about a completely different vehicle, jeep would only have limited purpose and mostly within specops community.But to be useful for most military applications they need a vehicle to be able to do more. Don't get me wrong, I love my 4-door Rubicon. It's just not designed for military life.