StaffAllpar HomeMore NewsCarsTrucksUpcomingRepairsTest drives

Making ’18 Wranglers

by David Zatz on

There has been considerable speculation in the media about how and where Chrysler will make the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

Sergio Marchionne has said that it will be the first Chrysler vehicle to extensively use aluminum in its body since the Plymouth Prowler (whose creators mainly moved to Ford after Daimler-Benz took over Chrysler), which makes factory choices difficult. In addition to requiring different welders and stamping systems, aluminum requires a much cleaner environment. Ford has had long factory closures to convert over, but Chrysler may be taking a different approach. See engineer Bob Sheaves’ article for details on plant options for both Wrangler and a possible pickup variant.

Know & Go screens
Employees created new FCA US app—first available to Ram TRX

Newest Ram Built to Serve models honor the U.S. Air Force

Former Ram chief engineer Michael J. Cairns

More Mopar Car
and Truck News

Some popular Allpar pages

Dodge Demon

2018 Wrangler JL

Staff details/contactsTerms of ServiceInformation is presented to the best of our knowledge. Plans change and sometimes mistakes are made. Decisions or purchases made based on this site's verbiage or images are done at the reader's own risk. Also see the Allpar News archives, 1997-2008 • Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. • Mopar, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, HEMI, and certain other names are trademarks of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.