July 27, 2013

Current Jeep Wrangler predicted to stay on sale until … 2018

The Detroit News, a paper that's generally on top of the US auto industry, says that the current Jeep Wrangler will not be replaced until mid-2018. It previously said a replacement would arrive mid-2016, which seemed about right. Well, Land Rover can keep stretching the intro date for a new Defender, so why not Jeep? One experienced American analyst said of the date: “It’s exactly what they need to do. They need to focus on things with volume.” He said Chrysler is still having trouble launching new vehicles and wants to focus its investment and attention on getting right critical high-volume cars. Too bad about 2016, though; that would have been the Jeep's 75th Anniversary and perfect timing for a new model.

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