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One vehicle that we are currently excited to see is the new Jeep Wrangler pickup. We last heard production of this model would begin in 2018 at FCA's assembly plant in Toledo, OH. But production has been pushed back.

Speaking with The Detroit News, Jeep head Mike Manley revealed the production of the Wrangler pickup has been pushed back till late 2019. No reason was given for this pushback. As we reported back in December, production of the Wrangler pickup would begin sometime after March 2018 - the month that production of the current Wrangler is expected to end.

The Detroit News also says a name hasn't been chosen for the upcoming Wrangler pickup. If we may make a suggestion, Gladiator or Scrambler.

Source: The Detroit News


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Well, I wasn't expecting it until 2020 anyway.  Of all the vehicles they have, the Wrangler family is one they must simply get perfect. 

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Nothing New Here, FCA is dying and I doubt will come up with the cash to bring out new models as they waste billions on their stupid Italian brands.

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3 hours ago, Stew said:

Well, I wasn't expecting it until 2020 anyway.  Of all the vehicles they have, the Wrangler family is one they must simply get perfect. 

So you just thought they were full of shet when they said march 2018?

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23 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

So you just thought they were full of shet when they said march 2018?

Well, yea.  They have been teasing various concepts for how many (I think about 17) years now.   I'll believe it when it's on dealer lots. 

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20 hours ago, ccap41 said:

So you just thought they were full of shet when they said march 2018?

More or less.  They are making the money of the current Wrangler, whose tooling has been paid of for a long time (Like Ford did with the Ranger, Panthers, and Fox cars), so I figured they would extend it's production as long as possible even beside the new one.   I also get the distinct feeling there is something about the new Wrangler they are a bit apprehensive about.  Be it the fact that it may have a bit of Aluminum in the body panels or possibly because the top will more than likely no longer be fully removeable as it is now. 

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4 minutes ago, Stew said:

possibly because the top will more than likely no longer be fully removeable as it is now.

That's actually a really good point. Almost every Wrangler I see now has a hard top and while there are some in the summer months with the top off it really is not all that often. I hadn't thought of that.

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6 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

That's actually a really good point. Almost every Wrangler I see now has a hard top and while there are some in the summer months with the top off it really is not all that often. I hadn't thought of that.

And for a while now the JK has had more demand that what they can actually produce. 

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