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Is This the First Special Edition Jeep Wrangler JL?

The Jeep Wrangler has entered a new generation, but we have yet to see the first of the many inevitable special editions that will launch. Well, this might be it, according to the folks at JL Wrangler Forums.

A member of the forum sent in a photo of a dark silver JL Wrangler on a car hauler. As the forum points out, this Wrangler has a number of special parts that distinguish it from your standard model from the factory, including different rock rails, black tow hooks, black wheels, a gray Jeep logo, and BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM2 tires, as well as factory steel bumpers. The hood features the Moab decal, hinting this could possibly be a special Moab edition. The forum points out this decal is in the parts catalog for the new Wrangler. Jeep launched a Moab edition of the last-gen JK Wrangler for the 2013 model year.

JLWranglerForums said it’s trying to confirm whether this is a special edition Wrangler or something else entirely, such as an aftermarket model. But it’s worth noting that this vehicle was spotted in Auburn Hills, Michigan, near Fiat Chrysler‘s headquarters. It was being transported in the area alongside other Wranglers, although all the others were eventually unloaded while the special model remained on the hauler, the forum member said in a post.

Although Jeep hasn’t rolled out a special edition yet, the Wrangler already offers quite a bit in terms of variety. There are more than 200 Wrangler products from Mopar, including performance parts and accessories. Jeep will add a diesel Wrangler for the 2019 model year, and a Wrangler pickup is also expected sometime soon.

Read more at: https://www.motortrend.com/news/first-special-edition-jeep-wrangler-jl/

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Wrangler Wednesday: Testing the all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler to the ends of the Earth

When it came time to take the next step in the development of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler from the drawing board to actually testing the latest version of the iconic vehicle, a test track just would not do.

For more than seven decades, the Jeep Wrangler has been known for its rugged, go-anywhere versatility. Thus, a sanitized, boring and controlled environment would not be the proper venue to test the capabilities of the latest version of the Wrangler.

All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon

To do this, the engineers took the vehicle for months at a time to the blistering cold of Alaska and scorching Arizona heat for extreme-weather testing. They also took it through the Northern Michigan mud and the Rubicon Trail.

Additionally, as the popularity of the Wrangler has spread around the globe, the newest version of the Wrangler underwent testing around the world in countries such as China, Brazil, India, Australia, New Zealand and Italy.

All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Sahara

When all the miles were tallied, the all-new Wrangler underwent more than 3.9 million miles of testing. This was one of the highest number of miles of testing ever for any FCA US vehicle. It was also something that was necessary for a vehicle with the pedigree of the Wrangler.

“When we were designing, developing and engineering the next generation Wrangler, there were a few things that we knew,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand. “We had to be absolutely authentic to what Wrangler stands for: that’s its capability, its versatility, the whole sense of being able to do more tomorrow than you’ve done today. We knew that and our fans had told us that. We had to stay true to that.”

Learn more about the capabilities of the all-new Wrangler by visiting the Jeep website.

Read more at: https://blog.fcanorthamerica.com/2018/05/16/wrangler-wednesday-testing-the-all-new-2018-jeep-wrangler-to-the-ends-of-the-earth/

Wrangler to get “special” treatment

The Jeep Wrangler will be getting the “special” treatment over its final year in JK form, with several named editions to be issued, according to Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette.

The Wrangler JL is due in late 2017, as a 2018 model. Automotive News believes the current JK series will end in September 2017, but one Allpar source believes the JK and JL will overlap for the 2018 model year.

According to the industry weekly, dealers have already been told about the 2017 Wrangler Sport Freedom and Sahara Winter editions, with sales starting in December. Oddly, the Freedom will only last until February, while Winter will continue through May.

The Sport Freedom comes with a star motif on the hood and fenders, an American flag decal on one fender, and other badging; 18-inch Sahara wheels, a new rear differential cover, black fuel door cover, and taillamp guards, for $30,690 (add $3,900 for the four door) including destination.

The Sahara Winter has the LED headlamps and fog lamps introduced this year, along with remote start (automatic only), rock rails, hard top, and numerous decals, badges, and accents. The two door starts at $37,440 with the four door adding $3,800.

Automotive News claimed that other special editions would include the Sport Big Bear, Sahara Chief, Sahara Smoky Mountain, and Rubicon Recon (replacing the Hard Rock in February).

The replacement for the current Wrangler, in production for around a decade, will have an optional eight-speed automatic, which should help both acceleration and economy. It’s set to be built in Toledo, in the plant that currently makes the Cherokee; the current Toledo Wrangler plant may also be used after a refit. The Cherokee will move to Belvidere, Illinois, next month, with the Dart already gone and the current Compass/Patriot slated to be stopped.

Read more at: http://www.allpar.com/news/2016/11/wrangler-to-get-special-treatment-35362