When we detailed the Wrangler pickup last week it was under the assumption that Jeep was constrained by the production carriers at Toledo and thus unable to build the JL as a Crew Cab pickup truck, but what if that might not be the case?
When Jeep confirmed that Wrangler production would be staying in Toledo early in September, it was also noted that the Cherokee would be leaving. Significant because Toledo comprised of two facilities, one for body-on-frame vehicles (Wrangler) and the other for uni-body construction (Cherokee). The uni-body side of the compound will now be converted to body-on-frame production as well.
This is an interesting strategic move for FCA as it allows them to go above and beyond Toledos original planned capacity increase and expand the production line to handle more then the 116-inch wheelbase that the current carriers constrain them to. Not only would this open the door for a Crew Cab Wrangler, but also allow FCA some flexibility with RAM 1500 production.
What do you think, should Jeep build the JL Pickup in both Crew and Regular Cab layouts?