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2018 Wrangler JL Information Thread

***IN PROGRESS - NEW INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE****

***PRELIMINARY INFO - SUBJECT TO CHANGE****

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2018 Wrangler JL Information Thread
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Last Updated: 10/28/2016

2017 Wrangler JK - Last day to order: August 2017 (approximate)
2017 Wrangler JK - Last day of production: September 30, 2017

2018 JL order banks open: November 2017 (approximate)
2018 JL production launch: November 15, 2017 (Toledo North Assembly Plant)
2018 JL sales/press launch: September 1, 2017 (estimated)
2018 JL production end: July 2018


2018 Wrangler JL What's New:

New: First model year for the all-new "JL" generation
New: 2nd generation ZF 8-speed transmissions
New: 2.0L Hurricane engine (with new 850RE transmission)
New: 3.6L Pentastar upgrade engine (with new 850RE transmission)
New: 8.4" 4th gen navigation radios with Apple Car Play and Android Auto
New: Interchangeable soft top / hard top
New: True 3-piece hard top
New: Power soft top (will fold like the Liberty skyslider)
New: Available glass panel for hard top

(more info TBA when available)



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I can't wait to see this new Jeep.. and the truck.

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And so it begins... Along with the "buy now or wait?" thinking...
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And so it begins... Along with the "buy now or wait?" thinking...
That's sort of where I'm at right now...I want a Wrangler now but would hate to spend all of that money on a new vehicle just to sell it a year later (if I fall in the love the new JL that is) and take that depreciation hit. Wranglers hold their value pretty well of course but will the release of a brand new one cause a flood of used JKs to hit the market?
On the other hand, I typically would NEVER buy a 'first model year' of any new vehicle so I'd likely wait until 2019 anyway which means a full TWO+ YEARS or more with no Wrangler in my diet if I don't buy one now.
And there's also something to be said about getting the very last of the 'classic soft tops' and folding windshield that might be gone forever. And that 2017 Chief color (or Acid Yellow?) sure does look like it might be really nice.
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That's sort of where I'm at right now...I want a Wrangler now but would hate to spend all of that money on a new vehicle just to sell it a year later (if I fall in the love the new JL that is) and take that depreciation hit. Wranglers hold their value pretty well of course but will the release of a brand new one cause a flood of used JKs to hit the market?
On the other hand, I typically would NEVER buy a 'first model year' of any new vehicle so I'd likely wait until 2019 anyway which means a full TWO+ YEARS or more with no Wrangler in my diet if I don't buy one now.
And there's also something to be said about getting the very last of the 'classic soft tops' and folding windshield that might be gone forever. And that 2017 Chief color (or Acid Yellow?) sure does look like it might be really nice.
Yeah, I'll probably wait for the Acid Yellow to be shown, then buy a 2017 JKUR in that or the Gobi. Maybe in Chief..
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I don't see the word "diesel" anywhere in post #1.
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I don't see the word "diesel" anywhere in post #1.
Yeah, likely won't see the turbo diesel until model year 2019.
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Here is to hoping that the 2.0L Hurricane will eventually be available with a manual transmission.

A inline engine going up and down through the gears, just sounds so right in a Jeep.
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***IN PROGRESS - NEW INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE****

***PRELIMINARY INFO - SUBJECT TO CHANGE****

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2018 Wrangler JL Information Thread
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Compiled by Milous

Last Updated: 10/28/2016

2017 Wrangler JK - Last day to order: August 2017 (approximate)
2017 Wrangler JK - Last day of production: September 30, 2017

2018 JL order banks open: November 2017 (approximate)
2018 JL production launch: November 15, 2017 (Toledo North Assembly Plant)
2018 JL sales/press launch: September 1, 2017 (estimated)
2018 JL production end: July 2018


2018 Wrangler JL What's New:

New: First model year for the all-new "JL" generation
New: 2nd generation ZF 8-speed transmissions
New: 2.0L Hurricane engine (with new 850RE transmission)
New: 3.6L Pentastar upgrade engine (with new 850RE transmission)
New: 8.4" 4th gen navigation radios with Apple Car Play and Android Auto
New: Interchangeable soft top / hard top
New: True 3-piece hard top
New: Power soft top (will fold like the Liberty skyslider)
New: Available glass panel for hard top

(more info TBA when available)



-Milous
Milous, can you provide any more info on the tops? Specifically, 1. does "interchangeable hard/soft top" mean the parts will be swappable between hard and soft parts and 2. will the rear window of the hard top be openable?

Finally, I know order banks open next August, but when will the actual final designs be revealed?
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Re: 2018 Wrangler JL Information Thread

It should be interesting to see the skyslider roof make a comeback in a wrangler now..wonder if the whole top goes down or just the sunrider portion.
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