Important JL Wrangler and JT Truck Dates and Features


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Leading the charge on keeping the public “in the know” on all things JL Wrangler, has been keeping a thread on their forum updated with important dates and feature updates regarding the upcoming JL Wrangler launch as well as the JT Truck. Here is a quick rundown:

Ordering / Production Schedule

2018 Wrangler JL:

  • September 1, 2017: 2018 Wrangler JL Sales and Press Launch
  • October/November 2017: 2018 Wrangler JL Order Banks Open
  • November 13, 2017: 2018 Wrangler JL Production Begins

2019 Wrangler JT Pickup:

  • Fall 2018: 2019 Wrangler Pickup JT Production Begins

Features / Specifications

New Features (for North America):

  • New ZF 8 Speed Transmission
  • 2.0L “Hurricane” Turbo Engine (with new 850RE transmission) (visual confirmation)
  • 3.0L VM Diesel Engine (with new 8HP75 transmission)
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 Upgraded Engine (with new 850RE transmission)
  • New fourth-generation Uconnect 8.4″ navigation system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Interchangeable soft / hard top
  • Power softtop
  • True 3-piece hardtop
  • Optional hardtop glass panel

2017-18 Wrangler (Toledo) Assembly Plants Schedule

Current: TSP (Toledo Supplier Park – Toledo South)

  • Building 2017 JK Wranglers until 9/30/2017
  • Will build 2018 JK Wranglers starting 10/02/2017 until 3/30/2018
  • Will shut down starting 3/31/2018 for an estimated 3-4 months or longer to retool for the 2019 JT Pickup

Future: TNAP (Toledo North Assembly Plant)

  • Currently building 2017 Jeep Cherokee KL until 4/07/2017
  • Plant will shut down from 4/08/2017 until November 2017 to prepare for Wrangler JL production
  • All-New Wrangler JL will launch 11/13/2017″

The post was last updated on January 5, 2017 and is, of course, subject to change.


Check out the full thread here for more info.