The final JK-generation Jeep Wrangler has rolled off the assembly line at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Toledo Supplier Park in Ohio.
With more than 2,1 million examples produced over the past 12 years, Jeep will now turn its attention to the next-generation (JL-generation) Wrangler, which is expected to launch in the first half of 2019.
The final example of the outgoing model came in the form of a white Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, which Jeep says will become one of its “show properties”.
“This workforce has been working practically non-stop for the past several years to fulfil the dreams of Jeep enthusiasts around the world who want to go where only a Wrangler can take them,” said Chuck Padden, Toledo Assembly Complex manager.
“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.”
That "truck", of course, is the upcoming Wrangler-based pick-up (expected to be called the Scrambler), which will also be built at the Toledo facility. Jeep says manufacturing capacity was created by moving production of the new model to the north side of the facility.
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