2018 Wrangler ordering questions

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Haven't ordered a new car in a lonnng time. A few ordering questions.

When will order banks open for the JL / JLU?
Are all specs and pricing revealed by time order banks open?
How far in advance of order banks opening are specs and pricing revealed?





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Not sure when .... but what I have seen happen on the Grand Cherokee all the options, colors and trim levels where out before order banks opened.
 

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We can expect order guides generally about 3-4 months before production starts.
 

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When will order banks open for the JL / JLU?
Order bank usually opens 2 months before start of production. For the 2016 and 2017 Wrangler that meant order bank opened in July for a September production start.
 

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The most common time frame is 1.5 - 2 months prior to production launch. While customers can place orders with dealers at this time, it is really designed for dealers to order stock so that they will have vehicles when the model year starts. For most FCA vehicles, the new model year "starts" on September 1st, that is the date that the most press releases are issued. Of course there are exceptions, as sometimes models are released "early" or "late".

For the past couple model years, the Wrangler launch has moved from July to September:

JK Model Year / Production launch date

2012 - 7/14/2011
2013 - 7/23/2012
2014 - 7/22/2013
2015 - 7/21/2014
2016 - 9/08/2015
2017 - 9/19/2016
 
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The most common time frame is 1.5 - 2 months prior to production launch. While customers can place orders with dealers at this time, it is really designed for dealers to order stock so that they will have vehicles when the model year starts. For most FCA vehicles, the new model year "starts" on September 1st, that is the date that the most press releases are issued. Of course there are exceptions, as sometimes models are released "early" or "late".

For the past couple model years, the Wrangler launch has moved from July to September:

JK Model Year / Production launch date

2012 - 7/14/2011
2013 - 7/23/2012
2014 - 7/22/2013
2015 - 7/21/2014
2016 - 9/08/2015
2017 - 9/19/2016
Thanks that's helpful. Sounds like it'll be September when we get the full ordering details (guides) for the JL and JLU then. Is pricing announced at same time as that?
 

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The most common time frame is 1.5 - 2 months prior to production launch. While customers can place orders with dealers at this time, it is really designed for dealers to order stock so that they will have vehicles when the model year starts. For most FCA vehicles, the new model year "starts" on September 1st, that is the date that the most press releases are issued. Of course there are exceptions, as sometimes models are released "early" or "late".

For the past couple model years, the Wrangler launch has moved from July to September:

JK Model Year / Production launch date

2012 - 7/14/2011
2013 - 7/23/2012
2014 - 7/22/2013
2015 - 7/21/2014
2016 - 9/08/2015
2017 - 9/19/2016
So based on the statements they made that production begins in November, it might break down like this for the JL?

September - order banks open
October - press releases issued/official "start"
November - production launch

Close?
 

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So based on the statements they made that production begins in November, it might break down like this for the JL?

September - order banks open
October - press releases issued/official "start"
November - production launch

Close?
Order banks could open in either September or October. Launch is set for November 13th, but it will be a slow ramp up. Don't have a date yet for the reveal/press release but I'm thinking September or earlier.
 

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Thanks that's helpful. Sounds like it'll be September when we get the full ordering details (guides) for the JL and JLU then. Is pricing announced at same time as that?
Detailed pricing for all features and options is released when the order banks open. Base MSRP pricing is *sometimes* revealed prior with the press release.
 

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Order banks could open in either September or October. Launch is set for November 13th, but it will be a slow ramp up. Don't have a date yet for the reveal/press release but I'm thinking September or earlier.
Are press releases usually issued at the same time as the reveal for new FCA vehicles?

I guess that means low supply and probably big dealer markups due to the slow production ramp up. *Sigh*
 

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As the Oper said, We also have never placed an order like this before. So what does the order banks actually look like?.. does it have a list of options one can select etc and is there a fee charged for ordering in this manor?.
Order bank opening just means dealers can submit customer's orders. Before that date we'll already have seen the ordering guide posted here which lists all options, trims, colors, etc.
 

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Will production be a gradual ramp up or full steam ahead from the very beginning? If it's a gradual ramp we might be seeing only a couple hit each dealer at first and there may be certain options on constraint.
 

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Will production be a gradual ramp up or full steam ahead from the very beginning? If it's a gradual ramp we might be seeing only a couple hit each dealer at first and there may be certain options on constraint.
Gradual ramp up.
 

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When you place an order for a vehicle, do they commonly require a deposit? Is the deposit usually a dollar figure or a percentage of MSRP?
 

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When you place an order for a vehicle, do they commonly require a deposit? Is the deposit usually a dollar figure or a percentage of MSRP?
When I ordered mine it was a flat $500 and then we did the financing once it came in.
 

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