It’s official; the Jeep Wrangler JK is out and the Wrangler JL is in. The very last Wrangler JK model rolled off the assembly line at the FCA US Toledo Supplier Park. Taking its spot at the assembly will be the all-new Jeep truck that’s scheduled to launch sometime in the first half of 2019.
Since 2006, more than 2.1 million Jeep JK Wranglers have rolled off the line and made their way to Jeep enthusiasts. The team at the Toledo assembly plant marked the special occasion by taking photos with the last JK ever assembled: a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. This final JK model will go on to serve as show property for the Jeep brand.
In an FCA press release, manager of the Toledo assembly Chuck Padden said: “This workforce has been working practically non-stop for the past several years to fulfill the dreams of Jeep enthusiasts around the world who want to go where only a Wrangler can take them. We take great pride in the role we have played in the history of this vehicle and the impact it has made in the Toledo community. We look forward to bringing that same commitment to the all-new Jeep truck.”
The Wrangler JK was part of an innovative new assembly system in which “supplier partners build and manage key manufacturing process facilities completely within the plant ‘footprint’.” Kuka and Hyundai Mobis were supplying the body and chassis for the Wrangler and will continue to do so on the JL.
Over the past 12 years, the Jeep Wrangler JL has done a magnificent job serving the Jeep brand and Jeep enthusiasts worldwide. In 2006 the new Wrangler took the vehicle that people knew to be an off-roading toy and turned it into what is also a great daily driver. They released the 4-door Wrangler in 2007, making the Jeep also a great family vehicle. People also loved the Wrangler for its ability to be modified and personalized in many ways, without having to break the bank.
Jeep Wrangler JK & JL For Sale in Forest Lake, MN
The Wrangler will continue to be everything we know and love, and now, it’s even better. Everything from interior comfort to performance features have been improved in the new JL model. However we have both the JK and JL models here for you to come and decide for yourself which one you like more! If you love the JK model, come and get one before they’re all gone as they are no longer being newly assembled. Many of our vehicles here include our free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. Come and learn more about this awesome warranty at our dealership here in Forest Lake, MN. We’re close to Coon Rapids, Roseville, and White Bear Lake.
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