There have been reports about the next Wrangler getting an aluminum body to save weight, but one thing that is going to stay is its body-on-frame layout.
There have been lots of reports about what we can expect from the next-generation Jeep Wrangler, which is expected to arrive in 2017 as a 2018 model. There have been reports about an aluminum body to save weight, but one thing that is going to stay is its body-on-frame layout.
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently hinted that the next Wrangler could switch to a unibody platform, which set off union officials, since the switch meant that the Wrangler’s production would move from Toledo, Ohio if the switch happens. According to a recent report the switch is not going to happen, which means the body-on-frame construction will remain, but the next Wrangler could still get an aluminum body.
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Chrysler is trying to keep the final details under wraps, but Jeep spokesman Todd Goyer did state that the next generation Wrangler “will be the most capable Wrangler ever.”
Source: Automotive News