The future of Jeep Wranglers

Jeep is crushing it!

It’s a no brainer to realize Jeep Wranglers are doing so much better today than they were a few years ago. Besides the technology, sales have gone up. You see a Jeep Wrangler every 3-4 vehicles. One is lifted, one is not, the other one looks like your sister’s everyday car. Well to keep up with the demand, the workers at the Toledo factory are putting in extra hours to crank out your favorite vehicle. They have ever started working on Saturdays and Sundays.

Last year, about 236,000 Wranglers were built which had a 20% sale increase in the first half of the year. Now here is where things get a bit tricky and not many people have enjoyed hearing. Jeep is moving its Wrangler assembly line out of Toledo, OH so it can be made with a partial aluminum body. FCA CEO, Sergio Marchionne said the cost of this is the biggest challenge.

With switching the partial aluminum body, it will save weight on the car meaning a better miles per gallon and will still remain with a body-on-frame. With that news said, Jeep is also coming out with an 8 speed transmission in 2018. There has been a lot of improvements and updates on the Jeep Wranglers which one of them was changing the front axle, which they have decided to keep it a solid front axle. Thanks Jeep!

Let’s admit though, aerodynamics is not the greatest on a Jeep Wrangler. It has even gotten the name “rolling brick” because of its flat surfaced. In 2011, Jeep produced a one-off Wrangler called the Pork Chop. It was a much lighter Jeep that was replaced with aluminum and had carbon fiber-reinforced plastic which was used on a 2011 Wrangler Sport.
Jeep Wrangler Sport topless and doorless Porkchop edition

With all this being said, it is recognized that the Jeep Wrangler is not going anywhere and is here to stay. With all these updates and improvements, Jeep is putting more money into its research and development to bring the Wrangler fans more of what they want.