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    Jeep JL Wrangler Order & Production Information

    Don't know if you've seen this yet.

    2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL) Official Dates, Engines/Transmissions and New Features


    Thanks to a dealer source, here are the official dates and some confirmed features (so far) for the JL Wrangler.

    July-August 2017: 2018 Wrangler Order Banks Open
    September 2017: 2018 Wrangler Production Begins
    September 1, 2017: 2018 Wrangler Press Launch
    Early 2018: 2018 Wrangler Pickup (JT) Production Begins
    Summer 2018: 2018 Model Year Production Ends


    New Features (for North America):

    New ZF 8 Speed Transmission
    2.0L "Hurricane" Turbo Engine (with new 850RE transmission) (visual confirmation)
    3.0L VM Diesel Engine (with new 8HP75 transmission)
    3.6L Pentastar V6 Upgraded Engine (with new 850RE transmission)
    New fourth-generation Uconnect 8.4" navigation system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto
    Interchangeable soft / hard top
    Power softtop
    True 3-piece hardtop
    Optional hardtop glass panel

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    Thanks for the update. The info seems pretty legit to me, I just wish you had pics to go with it

    I must say that I am a bit disappointed that there was no mention of a manual transmission. Rumor has had it that one may not be one available on the JL. Perhaps they'll just be keeping the existing NSG-370 6-speed. At least, one can hope. The "true 3-piece hard top" does make me wonder if the other rumor regarding there no longer being a complete open top being true.

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    Awesome information, can't wait to see the reveal!

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    Great info. Thanks for posting

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    Good stuff. Thanks for posting. Can't wait to see what this thing actually looks like.
    2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 'LJ'

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    Hardtop glass panel sounds cool. Hope that they keep the manual... Otherwise it will seem like less of a Jeep...

    Not sure about that power soft top... Sounds like something more to go wrong... But would be nice to not have to do zippers... Lol

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    I wonder what the power softtop is exactly. More like the sky slider found on the late model Liberty's (KK's)?

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    I like these engine options! Exciting news

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    I like the engine options, I am just wondering about a fixed top? Also what is the upgraded 3.6L?

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    It's a shame the 3.6 doesn't come with the 8HP75 transmission. Hopefully that changes.



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