Here’s Where and When Jeep will Unveil the new 2018 Wrangler
Thanks to a production chart that one of FCA’s employees put out, we get a lot of tidbits behind Jeep’s upcoming vehicles.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is going to be extremely busy over the next few years, well certainly least Jeep and Ram will be. As Motor Authority reports, Jeff Bennett, FCA’s Corporate and Financial Communications Chief, tweeted a production flow chart on October 24 that provides a lot of information on future cars from Jeep and Ram. The most interesting bit of information is that the 2018 Wrangler will be unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
No Need For the Mystery Machine – Here are our plans for North America @FiatChrysler_NA #scoobydoobydo pic.twitter.com/JPAo0MI9Ka
— jeff bennett (@jeffbennettfca) October 24, 2017
As the graph reveals, “Reveal Nov. 17” is written below a hidden vehicle that has “All-new Jeep Wrangler” written on top of it. The LA Auto Show, which takes place from November 27 to 30 for members of the press, is the only major auto show in the U.S. next month, making it the obvious location for a major unveiling. That’s great news for Jeep enthusiasts that have been waiting for confirmation of when the new Wrangler would come out.
That’s not the only piece of Jeep news that the chart made public, though. The chart reveals that production for the ‘18 Wrangler will continue on in Ohio, but will move to the automaker’s Toledo North plant from its Toledo South factory. According to the cart, the move will allow Jeep to create 60,000 more units of the Wrangler. After the reveal of the 2018 Wrangler, the Toledo South plant, according to the chart, will be retooled to accommodate for the Wrangler-based pickup truck.
The next set of information involves the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, but it’s not exactly exciting stuff. The two models will be assembled at the automaker’s Warren Truck facility, which is where the Ram 1500 has been assembled for some time. But with the 2019 Ram 1500 being debuted at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, Ram will move assembly of the pickup to Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Lastly, the new Jeep Cherokee will be unveiled sometime in the first quarter of 2018 and be built at the automaker’s Belvidere, Illinois plant. As Motor Authority states, the upcoming refresh for the Cherokee will see the SUV ditch the hate-it-or-love-it headlight design and incorporate a singular unit with LED accents.
Christmas is going to come in November for the majority of Wrangler fans and we know that thanks goes to Bennett’s decision to release a chart, which Motor Authority claims was part of a formal presentation for investors covering the automaker’s third-quarter performance. Automakers normally don’t talk about future products, but we’re glad Bennett decided to make some of the information public, as we’ve been itching to get some new information on Jeep’s upcoming vehicles.