Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Jeep Wrangler decidedly less aggro

Popular video game franchises, like popular cars, must undergo gradual improvements or risk becoming Sonic and the Black Knight. Since the 2012 Jeep Wrangler's better than the outgoing off-roader so, too, must the Call of Duty Jeep Wrangler improve for Modern Warfare 3.

These first photos of the new Jeep captured by Sidequesting at last weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise show a vehicle with all the same off-roading prowess and dark style, but without the awesome but slightly ridiculous mix of parts catalog choices (ahem Snorkel).

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Jeep Wrangler decidedly less aggro

Based on the new Wrangler Unlimited the biggest changes are up front where a new hood with mesh outlets (why not?) and a revised grille combines for a more cohesive and "modern" look. There's also a water-filled rear bumper for reasons not fully explained.

This isn't the final design as the MOPAR crew's still working up new decals and interior upgrades. Don't be surprised to see this Jeep waiting for you at Nikolai's safe house.