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Same picture above is used in this article - Not exactly good news for the next generation Wrangler:

http://www.autonews.com/article/2014...ody-marchionne

In his strongest comments to date about Fiat Chrysler’s future plans for the Wrangler, Marchionnne hinted strongly the next-generation version is likely to be fundamentally different from the venerable off-roader available today.

The next Wrangler, due in 2017, has to lose weight and be powered by smaller engines than its current 3.6-liter V-6 engine in order to help Fiat Chrysler meet stricter U.S. fuel economy rules.
Yet building the off-roader’s current body-on-frame tub out of aluminum, which is under serious consideration, will mean moving Wrangler output away from its current plant in Toledo, Marchionne told reporters during a press conference at the Paris Auto Show.
“If the solution is aluminum, then I think unfortunately that Toledo is the wrong place, the wrong setup to try and build a Wrangler, because it requires a complete reconfiguring of the assets that would be cost-prohibitive,” Marchionne said. “It would be so outrageously expensive that it would be impossible to try and work out of that facility.”

Marchionne hinted that the next Wrangler might switch to unibody construction as he named North American factory alternatives with available capacity. All of the plants he mentioned produce vehicles on unibody platforms.

Marchionne said development of the next Wrangler is ongoing, yet some things are clear because of FCA’s lack of global resources.
“We firmly believe that we have to downsize the engines that are going into the Wrangler, just in terms of displacements, and then increase the capabilities by putting turbos in and doing other things to that engine,” Marchionne said. “This requires a complete rethink of the architecture. And before we start committing capital to particular places, we need to make sure that we don’t spend an inordinate amount of money trying to get it done. That’s my concern.”

Sounds like they might be going the way of ford they have been using turbos for a couple of years now and the f150 now has more aluminum


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Archer: There will hopefully be a Hydro Blue Rubicon Unlimited heading your way either tonight or tomorrow night. (Last 8 FL561714) Give her a pat for me if you see her. Thanks for all the great insider intel. If I'm ever in Toledo at some ungodly hour of the morning when your guys get off, I'd love to buy a round of breakfast beers for some of you fine gents.

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In your opinion... If you're expecting a really bright orange, yes you'll be disappointed. However a guy I work with has a Hemi Orange Challenger and it's a sharp color. I can't wait to get mine ordered...
Sorry but It's crap compared to Header/Crush...

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Sorry but It's crap compared to Header/Crush...

My apologies, didn't realize i was contradicting the definitive judge and jury of color options for all humans.


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My apologies, didn't realize i was contradicting the definitive judge and jury of color options for all humans.


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For what it's worth I like Sunset better.


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I'm just saying Hemi orange is crap, probably because I don't get why Chrysler Group pulled(ing) Header/Crush/Vitamin C for it.

This doesn't look like redneck 1970's.
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I'm just saying Hemi orange is crap,

Which is your opinion and probably that of several other people. However, there are just as many (including me) that think it's great. Personally, I like both Hemi and Header. To my girlfriend's relief, Jeep isn't offering Gecko this year because I would have gotten that over either orange.



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I'm just saying Hemi orange is crap, probably because I don't get why Chrysler Group pulled(ing) Header/Crush/Vitamin C for it.



This doesn't look like redneck 1970's.


Hmm that orange and black concept looks sick as 👍


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I'm just saying Hemi orange is crap, probably because I don't get why Chrysler Group pulled(ing) Header/Crush/Vitamin C for it.

This doesn't look like redneck 1970's.
Would it be because they just used that color a few years back? I agree, it's a great orange. But, it took us a few years for a decent yellow to reappear too. Maybe it's just its cycle..
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I wonder if their high sales/resale has anything to do with their color cycles. I doubt it. I think most sales are black, red, white, silver.

So why don't they just pick their best colors and just sell them every year? Is it really worth picking up the stray Gecko Green fan who won't buy anything else? Seems curious.


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Sounds like they might be going the way of ford they have been using turbos for a couple of years now and the f150 now has more aluminum


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Sounds like '15 and '16 are going to be record breaking sales bears before they turn the Wrangler into some plastic and aluminum thing powered by a 2.2L turbo. Honestly, why aren't they putting the diesel in it, ffs.
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