There were rumors circulating in the automobile industry that a Jeep Wrangler based pick up is begin considered seriously by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Now, it looks like the rumor is becoming true. The Jeep Wrangler based pickup vehicle is currently under development, according to some information from inside sources. This pick up vehicle will be released in 2017 or 2018 after the next generation Wrangler debuts in the market.
The Jeep representatives have not opened their mouth about this new vehicle development plan. Fiat Chrysler has revealed that the wrangler production will stay in Toledo in Ohio State and will not be shifted anywhere. The automaker has said that it has found a new solution on how to increase and expand the production of the Jeep Wrangler. The production of the other popular FCA vehicle Jeep Cherokee will be moved to a nearby state.
This production news has come after 111 months of speculation about the fate of Jeep Wrangler production. Cherokee is Jeep’s best-selling vehicle and now it looks like Wrangler will also get the attention that it deserved in terms of quality production. It will be staying in its historic home in Ohio and Cherokee will move to another state.
More details and plans will be revealed by FCA after September 14, when their contract with UAW concludes. There is also news coming through that FCA has plans to release the long awaited Jeep wrangler vehicle in 2017 or 2018. This is great news for all Jeep Wrangler pick up vehicle fanatics.
The CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobile, Sergio Marchionne, said that the company has found a solution that will take care of a lot of interests as they have the option to move some product around. The only way to move around the wrangler is to move it into the Toledo plant.
Marchionne was always looking to hold Jeep Wrangler’s production in the Toledo plant and this is the assembly complex where there are two plants. One is the smaller body-on-frame plant to build Wrangler and the other is a unibody plant that builds the Cherokee. The unibody plant known as Toledo North will now be converted into a body-on-frame assembly center and hence the redesigned version of Jeep Wrangler can take shape from the Toledo North plant.
The Wrangler pick up production is expected to reach a total of 350,000 units a year. The FCA is expecting that the new version of the Jeep Wrangler pickup could prove to be a very popular brand in the US.