The Jeep Wrangler has a long history that spans over 75 years as a durable and powerful vehicle. Jeep’s attention to detail and performance has created a loyal following of Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts. The Jeep that we traditionally know today, however, is going to see some significant changes over the next year.
The Popular Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler was first used during World War II because of its agility, versatility, and ability to handle almost any type of terrain. The Wrangler has since become a popular 4X4 vehicle with capable off-roading abilities and is used for both personal and business purpose today. Not only has the Jeep Wrangler remained an affordable vehicle, but it has also become a leader in terms of towing ability. Additionally, Jeep has continued to make both design and performance updates to the Wrangler, making it one of the most popular vehicles today.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler
This Jeep Wrangler manufacturing shift will make the completely redesigned 2018 Wrangler model more significant. The 2018 model is the last of the line, and it has proven to be quite impressive. The aluminum exterior makes it light and perfect for handling off-roading activities. It can easily handle rocky terrains or up to 30 inches of underbody water. Additionally, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL released an additional four engine choices compared to the previous one choice in the JK Wrangler models.
Many Jeep Wrangler owners rely on the durability of the vehicle to handle their everyday towing needs. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has an impressive towing capability of 3,500 pounds. Drivers can also upgrade to the optional towing package which includes an HD electrical towing system. Another ideal upgrade to assist with towing are the larger tires. The 17-inch polished wheels add to the aesthetics and the overall drivability of the 2018 Wrangler.
The End of the Wrangler Production
April 7 will mark the start of a new beginning for the Jeep Wrangler. This date sets the end of the Wrangler production line. The manufacturing line will soon be replaced with the JL Wrangler pickup truck. Jeep is attempting to keep up with driver shifts and the increasing popularity of pickup trucks. Some manufacturing facilities like the one in Toledo, Ohio, have already begun to integrate the 2019 JL Wrangler into the production line.
The JL Wrangler Pickup Truck
Specific details of the Jeep Wrangler’s replacement are not yet released. Speculation has led many to believe that the 2019 JL Wrangler pickup truck will include a four-cylinder V6 engine with a turbocharger. Others believe that the JL Jeep pickup will mimic the exterior design of the Wrangler SUV but with significant production differences, including a longer base frame.
The Jeep Wrangler dates back many years and has established a reputation for durability and capability. Although it has seen many redesigns and production changes over the years, it remains a significant and purposeful vehicle. Come by Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Plano to see the current inventory of Jeep Wranglers.
Photo: “Jeep Wrangler on Mosquito Pass” by Dustin Gaffke licensed under CC BY 2.0 | Cropped from original