Next-generation Jeep Wrangler production to begin in November

Jeep Wrangler pickup truck spy

Other new Jeeps - a coming Wrangler pickup, a redesigned Grand Cherokee and a resurrected Grand Wagoneer, for example - won't show up until 2018 or later.

Despite Fiat Chrysler Automobiles still restraining details on the launch date of the all-new Wrangler, Bruce Baumhower, president of the United Auto Workers Local 12, affirmed that the factory will kick off production in November. Because of which, the Cherokee which is been produced at the same plant will now be moved to the Belvidere factory in Illinois, Chicago, where the assembly of the old Compass and Patriot ceased on December 23, 2016.

Jeep will debut its long-awaited redesign of its Wrangler SUV in 2017.

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It is also believed that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will have more aluminum parts now as Jeep continues to work on reducing the weight of the vehicle. This is because the facilities and the assembly line of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler needs to adapt and therefore the Jeep will have to make major adjustments including the relocation of the Cherokee production to its IL plant. Once the new one is introduced, the pick-up variant of the new Wrangler will then follow. This is no surprise, since Jeep has big plans for the sendoff - with the Sport Freedom, Sahara Winter, Sport Big Bear, Sahara Chief, Sahara Smoky, and Rubicon Recon special editions on tow. The technological and mechanical aspects also have major changes which resulted to a more advanced and efficient Wrangler.

It effectively means there's going to be an overlap of about five months, starting with November this year when the JL will enter production and until March 2018 when the JK's assembly will be terminated.

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