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Re: 2018 Wrangler JK Information Thread

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You mean other than FCA's previous press announcement that they will not be doing any reveals at the Detroit Show?
My question has been the same then....................when??? I would certainly think it has to be pretty soon, right?

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Having just ordered a new 2017 JK, I am in NO hurry to see (or like) the new JL LOL, the longer it takes to be revealed/debut the better.
I'm hoping some of the (bad) rumors are true, no more full soft top/convertible, no more roll bar, no more folding windshield etc.
I do want the new JL to be a sales success but I'm also hoping for it to lack some various elements/features that help keep used JKs desirable and in demand as well.
We do know that there will be some weight saving measures in the new JL.
But that still doesn't mean that the vehicle will be lighter overall than the current JKs/JKUs. It could just mean that the weight savings are being incorporated to offset/counter other potential weight gains for safety/impact/crash worthiness reasons as well.
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You mean other than FCA's previous press announcement that they will not be doing any reveals at the Detroit Show?

Yes.

Plenty of other announcements not necessary wrangler related though.


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Doubtful since the 2018 JK is identical to the 2017 JK.








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Yes.

Plenty of other announcements not necessary wrangler related though.


Yesterday info did leak on the production dates for the 2018 JK and JL's:

The 2017 Wrangler JK will be built until September 30, 2017, before production of the 2018 model year JK begins on October 2nd.

Production of the 2018 model year Wrangler JL, which is set to debut sometime this year, will begin on November 13th, 2017 at the Toledo North section of the facility.

The plant will continue producing the Jeep Cherokee mid-size crossover until April 7th, 2017, when it will be shut down to retool for the Wrangler JL.

The final Wrangler JK will roll off the Toledo South production line on March 30th, 2018, at which point the line will close for 3-4 months in order to retool for the 2019 JT Jeep Wrangler pickup truck.

Production of the pickup should launch sometime in the summer of 2018.
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Yesterday info did leak on the production dates for the 2018 JK and JL's:

The 2017 Wrangler JK will be built until September 30, 2017, before production of the 2018 model year JK begins on October 2nd.

Production of the 2018 model year Wrangler JL, which is set to debut sometime this year, will begin on November 13th, 2017 at the Toledo North section of the facility.

The plant will continue producing the Jeep Cherokee mid-size crossover until April 7th, 2017, when it will be shut down to retool for the Wrangler JL.

The final Wrangler JK will roll off the Toledo South production line on March 30th, 2018, at which point the line will close for 3-4 months in order to retool for the 2019 JT Jeep Wrangler pickup truck.

Production of the pickup should launch sometime in the summer of 2018.
Isn't the pick-up the "JP" vice the "JT"?
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Re: 2018 Wrangler JK Information Thread

Any chance the 2018 2 door JK will be offered with JL drive train choices, ie 4 cyl turbo?
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Any chance the 2018 2 door JK will be offered with JL drive train choices, ie 4 cyl turbo?
Highly highly unlikely and doubtful. My guess is that the 2018 JK will be IDENTICAL to the 2017, except for a couple of color changes maybe. Probably even fewer model/'special edition' choices as well I'd bet.
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Any chance the 2018 2 door JK will be offered with JL drive train choices, ie 4 cyl turbo?
Engines are not considered part of the "drivetrain" but to answer you question, no they will not be offering the Hurricane engine in the 2018 JK nor the new 850RE transmission (it doesn't fit in the JK chassis - that's why the JL will be a little longer)
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Engines are not considered part of the "drivetrain"
True, powertrain would be the more appropriate word there.




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no they will not be offering the Hurricane engine in the 2018 JK nor the new 850RE transmission (it doesn't fit in the JK chassis - that's why the JL will be a little longer)
Is there any chance that there won't even be a two-door JL? I highly doubt that they would ever do that (two-doors still sell very well also) but considering just how much the JKU outsells the JK, there could almost be a case for streamlining the line-up down to just variations on the four-door.
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Re: 2018 Wrangler JK Information Thread

My suspicion is the JL will debut as a 4 door at Toledo North and the 2 door will still be the JK out of Toledo south for MY 2018. Then Toledo south will come online with the Pickup and JL 2 door for MY 2019..
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My suspicion is the JL will debut as a 4 door at Toledo North and the 2 door will still be the JK out of Toledo south for MY 2018. Then Toledo south will come online with the Pickup and JL 2 door for MY 2019..
I agree, that's somewhat along the lines of what I was thinking as well. Considering that the JK two-door will only be built into roughly March of next year, model year 2018 will likely be a very short run for two-door Wranglers...get 'em while ya can.
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I have purchased several "first year" vehicles over the decades, and never had a problem because of it. If history repeats itself, the JL's will be par with the JK's.
Jeep doesn't have a good track record with first year models. I have a 2014 Grand Cherokee -- when you get some time - google how many TSB's that vehicle is plagued with.... Id be very concerned regarding Jeep putting out a quality vehicle in year 1.
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