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2016 Wrangler Information

Hi Everybody! Completely new to the Garage. I don't own a Jeep yet, but can't wait until I do! I'm being completely un-American and waiting a little longer for the budget to be ready for the purchase.. Anyway, my plan is to buy sometime in Q3/Q4 2015, which means I am going to be buying either a 2015 or 2016 model. I'm absolutely going with an Unlimited, but not sure about the model just yet (either a Sport or maybe a Willys with some goodies added or just going straight for the Rubicon).

Long story short....does anybody have any rumors, etc regarding what is going to be new/different with the 2016 vs 2015 model?

Thanks from a future Jeep owner in GA.

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Long story short....does anybody have any rumors, etc regarding what is going to be new/different with the 2016 vs 2015 model?
Paint colors. Except for PCP, no one really cares enough to start rumors for those.

I am sure that Milous or Pat will start a thread as soon as details like that are known.
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Re: 2016 Wrangler Information

Looks like the 2015 Info thread went live in late April of last year so I figure mid to late April you'll start seeing some info on the 2016 come out.

I love my 2014 Granite Unlimited Rubi X but I am also already preparing myself for possibly buying a 2016 towards the end of their order window if/when I start seeing some ideas of where the 2017 redesign is going and I don't like it.
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Re: 2016 Wrangler Information

With a complete redesign planned for 2017, I wouldn't expect too much. Wouldn't make much sense to spend too much time engineering new stuff, or to have to keep all of those new parts in inventory, for just 1 model year. Perhaps they'll throw some 'not new, but, new to Wrangler' stuff, but, doubt there will be a bunch of bleeding edge stuff.
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Re: 2016 Wrangler Information

Just to note, the redesign will probably be a 2018 model year, being it will be coming out in the middle of the 2017 calendar year. So, the 2017 model year Wrangler will still be the current JK.
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Just to note, the redesign will probably be a 2018 model year, being it will be coming out in the middle of the 2017 calendar year. So, the 2017 model year Wrangler will still be the current JK.
Yeah..I've seen 2017 as definitive and 2018 as definitive, so, I guess we'll see. Regardless, my theory above still applies. Doubt they would have too much hip new cool stuff and only have it on for 2 years and then have to keep those part in inventory for however it is they have to keep them.
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Re: 2016 Wrangler Information

Thanks for the responses. Sounds like I may have jumped the gun a little. I'll sit tight and wait for Milous or Pat to start the "official" thread. Took an Anvil Rubicon for a test drive...confirms that I want one for sure. It was an automatic, so I still need to take another drive to confirm that I do truly want the manual transmission (too bad the dealership never seems to have any JKU's with manuals to test drive!!).

See how I used JKU in my post rather than typing JK unlimited? Wow...I am really proud of myself.

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Yeah..I've seen 2017 as definitive and 2018 as definitive, so, I guess we'll see. Regardless, my theory above still applies. Doubt they would have too much hip new cool stuff and only have it on for 2 years and then have to keep those part in inventory for however it is they have to keep them.
For 2017 to be on track they'd have to retool everything by the summer of 2016... since they are still debating Toledo as the assembly point or moving it I guess the timeline is too tight for that MY. Speaking of that debate... what is the alternative location they are considering?
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If you find a manual, test drive it with Hill Start Assist turned off as well as on (default). You might not like the way it drives with HSA on.
Holy crap do I agree with that. I never stall out or have trouble on hills even while using vehicles with HSA; but while driving a customer's Wrangler to them the other day, I stalled SOOO bad with the HSA. Given how many I've driven, and that being the first and only one with it on, I guess a lot of owners don't like it either.
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Holy crap do I agree with that. I never stall out or have trouble on hills even while using vehicles with HSA; but while driving a customer's Wrangler to them the other day, I stalled SOOO bad with the HSA. Given how many I've driven, and that being the first and only one with it on, I guess a lot of owners don't like it either.
I turned my HSA off a day after I got my Sport......hated it....still hate it. If you can really drive a manual, there is no need for it.
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Yeah..I've seen 2017 as definitive and 2018 as definitive, so, I guess we'll see. Regardless, my theory above still applies. Doubt they would have too much hip new cool stuff and only have it on for 2 years and then have to keep those part in inventory for however it is they have to keep them.
Well since the CEO of Jeep announced last year (2014) that the new Jeep is coming out late spring 2017 as a 2018 model I'd say that is as about as definitive as it gets...
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