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Finally, I know order banks open next August, but when will the actual final designs be revealed?
There's a very good chance we will see the final product as early as this coming February at the Chicago auto show.

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Re: 2018 Wrangler JL Information Thread

I see a new automatic transmission is offered. Will a new stick be offered or even the old one? There is a trend planet wide where manual transmissions are being eliminated and a brand new model would be a convenient way of saying good bye to rowing your own gears.

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I see a new automatic transmission is offered. Will a new stick be offered or even the old one? There is a trend planet wide where manual transmissions are being eliminated and a brand new model would be a convenient way of saying good bye to rowing your own gears.
All of the news/reports/rumors I've seen so far point to there still being a 6 speed manual available on the new Wrangler JL.
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All of the news/reports/rumors I've seen so far point to there still being a 6 speed manual available on the new Wrangler JL.
I was looking at some spy pictures today. Does anyone know what transmission it is?

The Reverse gear in the spy pic is on the 1-2 side instead of the 5-6.
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Re: 2018 Wrangler JL Information Thread

I was toying with replacing my 2014 Wrangler Sport S with a 2017 but I decided to wait for the next generation. Glad to see the 2018 will be a short run with the 2019 available late summer of 2018. I think 2019 will be the one to get over the potentially buggy 2018... What I did do to satisfy that 2017 "itch" was order the 2017 LEDs.
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I was toying with replacing my 2014 Wrangler Sport S with a 2017 but I decided to wait for the next generation. Glad to see the 2018 will be a short run with the 2019 available late summer of 2018. I think 2019 will be the one to get over the potentially buggy 2018... What I did do to satisfy that 2017 "itch" was order the 2017 LEDs.
I don't know about a short year being enough time to get rid of bugs. Ford has an issue with transfer cases in their 2015 and 2016 F-150's with no end in sight. I sued under the lemon law for my 2015 and tried to buy a new 2016 that had the same issue. I now drive a Tundra. If I buy a new Wrangler, it will be the last of the JK's where I know what I am getting.

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still no diesel... why would they do this to us!
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still no diesel... why would they do this to us!
The turbo diesel is likely coming, might just have to wait until the 2019 model year.
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still no diesel... why would they do this to us!
I'm with you. The moment I can order a diesel Wrangler, I will.
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Re: 2018 Wrangler JL Information Thread

Has anyone heard if the towing capacity will increase on the JL?

The JKU only can tow 3500 pounds. With the same wheelbase and power as a Tahoe, I'd thing it would be double that, but it's not.
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I've got a '12 2-door Rubicon and a '14 JGC Overland Diesel. When they come out with a 4-door diesel Wrangler, I'll buy one and sell my '12. It will be perfect towing my VMI Offroad trailer. Until then, I'm sitting tight. Unless they come out with a Chevy Colorado ZR2 diesel first.
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Re: 2018 Wrangler JL Information Thread

The dates shown seem to indicate the JK and JL will not run simultaneously. That sounded like a logistics nightmare to me.
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