The Jeep Wrangler has always met with trouble when trying to expand internationally and this has been down to the fact that there have been constraints on the production. To meet the global demand the company have in the past sourced from a single factory.
Most of the sales of the Jeep Wrangler have come from the US but things are about to change for the much loved vehicle. Jeep is said to be spending $750 million on the plant at Toledo so that the production of the Wrangler can be increased to making 450,000 units instead of the 240,000 they currently produce. Of course this also applies to the Wrangler pickup too.
Jeep made this possible by moving the Jeep Cherokee production to Illinois and this has cost them in the region of $300. The CEO said that the changes will mean employment for another 700 people and at the same time the employees at Ohio are not going to be affected.
So the Jeep Wrangler is set to develop further and big changes are in store for the 2018 model and it is going to be do or die for the company. It is said that the 4×4 will come with the 300 horsepower Hurricane turbocharged four and in the US the 3 litre turbocharged EcoDiesel engine.
Jeep is also using aluminium in the build along with improving aerodynamics and keeping the same look they always have. The Jeep Wrangler is going to offer up the eight speed transmission, however the six speed manual will also be on offer.