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New details regarding the upcoming Jeep Wrangler JL has been released and production is set to commence later this year. In Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ third quarter results presentation, a slide showing the automotive giant’s production timeline was revealed.
From what we can see, retooling of the Toldeo North building will continue until Jeep reveals the new 2018 Wrangler JL next month. The exact date has yet to be released, but it could take place at the upcoming LA Auto Show where Jeep is slatted for a press day on November 29.
Following its debut, production of the new model will kick off in the fourth quarter with the Toledo South assembly plant continuing to build previous-generation Wranglers until the first quarter of 2018. Once the final Wrangler JL rolls off the assembly line, the South plant will be retooled in preparation for Jeep’s upcoming Scrambler pickup.
With the next-gen Wrangler’s debut approaching, dealerships are rumored to be able to put in their allocations. Not to be confused with customer ordering, dealer allocation means they can submit a request to Jeep detailing how many 2018 Wranglers they would like to received in their first shipment. Special order Wranglers where customers choose the trim, color, etc will come at a later date.