Let the countdown begin.
It’s finally happening. Fiat Chrysler has confirmed that its next-generation Jeep Wrangler will be unveiled for the whole world to see next month. Although no official date was given, Jeep has scheduled a major press conference for November 29 at the LA Auto Show. Let’s assume that’s the official reveal date. A Wrangler owner’s guide was leaked only a few weeks ago, so we already know some of the new model's details, like the turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.6-liter V6 engine options.
Two-door Wranglers can tow up to 2,000 pounds and four-door Unlimited models will have a 3,500-pound maximum capability. In 2019, a diesel option will arrive. Buyers can also choose between either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic as well as a removable soft top, a three-piece hard top with removable panels, or a brand-new power sliding top, though it’s not removable. According to the FCA launch timeline shown here, following the Wrangler’s November reveal the next-gen Ram 1500 will make its debut appearance at the Detroit Auto Show in January. The refreshed Jeep Cherokee, meanwhile, will arrive sometime early in 2018 as well.
As has been the case with every Wrangler, production will continue to take place in Toledo, Ohio. Between now and LA late next month, it's possible a whole lot more Wrangler details could leak, so watch this space for updates.