2018 Wrangler (JK) Info Thread - Ordering/Production

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Does anyone know if the 2018 Unlimited is expected to have AC vents in the rear? I’ve got a baby and a three-year-old that will need some AC blowing back there. AC for the front seats is not enough and I’m really hoping that jeep finally puts some vents in the back. That’s the only thing holding me back from buying the current version.
Welcome to the site. Yes, this site has revealed that there'll be "rear passenger HVAC vents placed in back of the front middle console (likely 4-door JLU only)". :like:

This was posted in the JL/JLU info compilation thread -- http://www.jlwranglerforums.com/for...l-jlu-and-2019-pickup-jt-info-compilation.21/
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AC in the back of a unlimited will be a big decision maker for others that wouldn't buy a JK for that reason.

I"m definitely interested but unsure if I want the all new JL or just get a JK......decisions, decisions.
 
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Update: JK Wrangler Build Out

Dealer allocation for October 2017 is the final one for the JK. These orders will continue to be fulfilled (built) through March 2018. There's one more JK package that will be officially announced soon.

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I have also been hoping for the ability to build the 2018 JK online. Their inventory search has located some supposed 2018 JKs in stock. Dave Smith.....
 

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Nice, they end ordering and didn't even let people see what they look like!
 

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Sorry bro it's not what they look like not the golden eagle not the altitude, and not the special edition that they didn't release yet. nice answer! Wise guy.:)
 
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Nice, they end ordering and didn't even let people see what they look like!
Which is really no different than any other vehicle that shuts down the plant before retooling and then starting new production half 3-6 months later.

Many were just hooeful that there would be an overlpa, but the strong sales this year meant that FCA has to set a ‘last call’ date, and it was earlier than if there were weaker sales, because the Drop-dead date of March 2018 is non-negotiable, so they need all the orders in so they can plan out the final production weeks with a set finish date. Likely overly aggressive if even using a 12 week production timeframe for last order, they still have more than a month buffer.

not the golden eagle not the altitude, and not the special edition that they didn't release yet.
That’s not new either, Jeep only ever described the Winter/Spring special editions in the fall, and didn’t show them until near the end of the year or at Detroit’s NAIAS in January. It’s why people were uncertain about the colours like Chief and PlumCrazy/XtremePurple until they arrived or starting outting up promos.
 

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UPDATED WITH 2018 JK FACT SHEET (FULL SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES PDFs ATTACHED):

2018 Jeep® Wrangler JK Fact Sheet

Auburn Hills, Mich. Sep 1, 2017 - The iconic 2018 Jeep® Wrangler JK – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – features a standard eight-speaker audio system and an optional Premium Alpine Audio Package that includes nine Alpine speakers, a subwoofer and a 552-watt amplifier. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK delivers unmatched off-road capability with legendary four-wheel drive and is produced with more than seven decades of 4x4 engineering experience. Wrangler JK continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles, electronic lockers, and is one of the few mid-size SUVs that offer a six-speed manual transmission, in addition to its five-speed automatic.

New for 2018
  • Wrangler JK models feature new “Wrangler JK” decal on the driver’s side front quarter panel
  • Wrangler JK Golden Eagle, Freedom, and Altitude Editions join the lineup
    • Wrangler JK Golden Eagle features:
      • Premium tan soft top
      • Available tan half doors
      • Golden Eagle center and side hood decals
      • Body-color grille and fender flares with Low Gloss Bronze throats, headlamp rings and Jeep badging
      • Steel front and rear bumpers with bronze tow hooks
      • Heavy duty rock rails with matching black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • 17-inch Low Gloss Bronze wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich KO2 tires
      • Golden Eagle logo on front seats
      • Titanium-painted bezels, vent rings and door handles all with silver bolt heads
      • Light Bronze accent stitching on the McKinley vinyl wrapped front door armrests, console lid, Black leather wrapped steering wheel, and Black cloth seats.
    • Wrangler JK Freedom Edition returns for 2018 with military-themed exterior and interior design cues including:
      • Oscar Mike fender badges and decals on the hood, fenders and rear quarter panel
      • Low Gloss Granite Crystal-painted 17-inch alloy wheels and grille
      • Body-color fender flares
      • Heavy duty rock rails with matching black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • Front and rear steel off-road bumpers
      • Premium black soft top
      • Oscar Mike logo embroidered on the seat backs in silver stitching
      • Silver accent stitching on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, doors, seats and front arm rest
      • Iron Gray Metallic front passenger grab handle, door pulls and dash vent rings.
    • Based on the Sahara model, the Wrangler JK Altitude’s highlights include:
      • Body-color grille with High Gloss Black throats, head lamp rings, front and rear bumper appliques, Jeep badge and 18-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Dueler tires
      • Standard body color hard top
      • Power bulge hood
      • Black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • Standard black leather seats with Diesel Gray accent stitching
      • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Liquid Titanium-painted spokes and Diesel Gray stitching
      • Liquid Titanium finish vent rings, door and instrument panel grab handles with black bolt heads
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK offers available premium tan soft top on Freedom Edition and Rubicon Recon models
    • Standard on Golden Eagle model
  • Tru-Lok® Locking Rear Differential available on Wrangler JK Willys Wheeler and Freedom Edition

Highlights
  • Jeep Wrangler JK’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque
  • Jeep Wrangler JK is available with several axle gear ratios, allowing customers to optimize fuel economy and vehicle capability. Wrangler JK is available with 3.21, 3.73 or 4.10 ratios depending on model. Also, Wrangler JK offers towing capability up to 3,500 pounds
  • A best-in-class approach angle of 42.2 degrees, breakover angle of 25.8 degrees and departure angle of 32.3 degrees helps the Jeep Wrangler JK scale the toughest terrain
  • The capable driveline of the Sport and Sahara models include a Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle. The Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case features a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In addition, an optional Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip in low-traction environments such as sand, mud or snow
  • The Wrangler JK Rubicon Recon model features a front axle upgrade, enhanced off-road rock rails, heavy-duty cast differential covers, Dana 44 front and rear axles and the Rock-Trac NV241 two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio. Rubicon Recon also includes electric front and rear locking differentials, disconnecting front sway bar and 32-inch BF Goodrich KM off-road tires, taking the Wrangler JK to the highest level of capability
  • The Jeep Wrangler JK’s signature features include: classic round headlamps, seven-slot grille, trapezoid wheel flares, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield and innovative removable tops and half doors that allow the Wrangler JK to retain the brand’s iconic appearance and function
  • Standard electronic stability control (ESC), electronic roll mitigation, trailer-sway control, Hill-start Assist and brake traction control are among two dozen available safety and security features

Model Lineup
For 2018, the Wrangler JK lineup consists of four models:
  • Sport
  • Sport S
  • Sahara
  • Rubicon

Exterior Colors
  • Chief
  • Baja Yellow
  • Gobi
  • Xtreme Purple
  • Billet Silver
  • Black
  • Bright White
  • Firecracker Red
  • Granite Crystal
  • Rhino

Interior Colors
  • Black
  • Black/Dark Saddle Brown
  • Black/Dark Olive

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It's been widely reported that the current JK Wrangler will continue production (as a 2018 model year) even as the next generation JL Wrangler begins production in November.

We now have hard dates from a supplier source of ours who has provided us the currently scheduled production dates for the 2018 JK:
  • 2018 JK -- 6 Month Model Year
  • 2018 JK Production Start Date -- October 2, 2017
  • 2018 JK Production End Date -- March 30, 2018
  • 2018 JK Order Banks Open -- August 10, 2017 (Note: it's possible that this date could be moved to the following month with banks opening on September 14th)
Wrangler Assembly Plant Schedule: TSP (Toledo Supplier Park - Toledo South)
  • Building 2017 JK Wranglers until 9/30/2017
  • Will build 2018 JK Wranglers starting 10/02/2017 until 3/30/2018
  • Will shut down starting 3/31/2018 for an estimated 3-4 months or longer to retool for the 2019 JT Pickup

Note: Information is subject to change


* Updated 01/05/17 with latest info
I originally ordered a JKU Sahara 2017, actually one of the last possible order for the 2017 for JKU's I was told. The dealer made an error and ordered a 2 door (JK) instead of the 4 dr (JKU). Now I have to wait for the 2018 model. They apparently put in the order which is on standby until they resume production. Now my question is, will they still make JKU's for 2018 ? Or will it be a JLU ? I see on the thread that they are making JK's for the first trimest of 2018. Anyone with info about that ? My dealership seems a bit mixed up as even they are kept in the dark about the new JLU.
 
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I originally ordered a JKU Sahara 2017, actually one of the last possible order for the 2017 for JKU's I was told. The dealer made an error and ordered a 2 door (JK) instead of the 4 dr (JKU). Now I have to wait for the 2018 model. They apparently put in the order which is on standby until they resume production. Now my question is, will they still make JKU's for 2018 ? Or will it be a JLU ? I see on the thread that they are making JK's for the first trimest of 2018. Anyone with info about that ? My dealership seems a bit mixed up as even they are kept in the dark about the new JLU.
What we've heard today is that JKU orders can no longer be placed in the dealer system. If they don't already have your JKU order submitted, that may mean you'll have to find one in dealer inventory or order a JLU.

That said, JKU production is still continuing (to fulfill orders placed until now). And there will be both 2018 model year JKU and JLU.
 

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ciao a tutti, vorrei sapere quando puoi fare ordini dall'Italia. Grazie
 

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So I guess I don't fully understand the JK ordering timeline. If I want a JK (non JKU) I have until March to order? Doesn't seem like they would be accepting orders all they way to the end of production. Thanks.
 

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So I guess I don't fully understand the JK ordering timeline. If I want a JK (non JKU) I have until March to order? Doesn't seem like they would be accepting orders all they way to the end of production. Thanks.
Ordering for the JK is over
 
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