The next-generation Jeep Wrangler production will commence in Toledo this November at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio. The plant is currently assembling Jeep Cherokee and its production is expected to come to an end in early April, a Toledo Blade article stated.
In April, the assembly will be partially shut down for six months in order to retool and make the complex ready for the production of the new Jeep Wrangler. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hasn't revealed the launch date of the new model.
But, one thing is confirmed by the president of the United Auto Workers Local 12, Bruce Baumhower is that the plant will start building the next-generation Wrangler in November.
The company will cease the production of the current Wrangler in March and, in early April, will move the production of the Cherokee from Toledo to its other facility on Belvidere, Illinois.
It is also reported that the 2018 Wrangler will use aluminium in its construction. The new model won't adopt a body that'll be entirely made from lightweight materials like carbon fibre and kevlar.
Some rumours have also surfaced suggesting that the new Wrangler will get new powertrains, like a diesel or even a hybrid unit. Anyway, Fiat Chrysler has invested $700 million in the Toledo plant to make everything ready for the production.