Marchionne: 2018 Jeep Wrangler May Debut at 2017 LA Auto Show

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FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has given us Wrangler faithfuls a clue as to when the JL Wrangler may debut. Speaking with the Toledo Blade, he has shared that its reveal may come at the 2017 LA Auto Show! The 2017 LA Auto Show press days are scheduled for November 29-30 which comes in the same month as JL/JLU Wrangler production is scheduled to begin.

In the interview, Marchionne admitted that keeping the car under wraps for long would not be easy and that they “can’t cover them up with masking tape. The car [Wrangler] is too distinctive. We may show it in Los Angeles in November and then launch it officially here in January [2018].”

His use of the word "may" likely means that the new Wrangler's debut hasn't been booked yet for the LA show, so it may still debut at another show or event. Stay tuned...





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Sometimes Sergio sounds like he knows just as much as we do....o_O
 

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Lol well based on the timing they could show the JL on the same day they announce order banks are open.
 

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November? Isn't that AFTER order banks would open??
Or the whole schedule could get pushed back. Sergio made some comments that sort of contradict everything we have seen on this and other forums. He said the JT would come out in 2019 meanwhile I keep seeing Fall 2018 everywhere. So there might have been a big delay... or maybe he's just talking crap to throw everyone off :)
 

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Or the whole schedule could get pushed back. Sergio made some comments that sort of contradict everything we have seen on this and other forums. He said the JT would come out in 2019 meanwhile I keep seeing Fall 2018 everywhere. So there might have been a big delay... or maybe he's just talking crap to throw everyone off :)
He could just mean model year ..... so late fall release.

LA Auto show would suck as that even later then the launch event shown on this site. Maybe they will do a dealer launch and then LA would be the first Auto show its shown at?
 

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He could just mean model year ..... so late fall release.

LA Auto show would suck as that even later then the launch event shown on this site. Maybe they will do a dealer launch and then LA would be the first Auto show its shown at?
What do u mean? He doesnt even mention year, he just says the month so he can't be talking about model year. "We may show it in Los Angeles in November and then launch it officially here in January [2018].”

I'm sure they have the model year pegged already, just have to decide when they will actually start production.
 

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