Old Rumor Fact Check

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While I'm waiting on my Jeep order to build (Ordered 2.7.20, Got my VIN. No movement since then) I thought It would be nice to think back to the days of spy shots, camouflaged jeeps, and rumors.

What turned out to be true? What was completely wrong?

Here's a couple of things I remember seeing:

What do you guys remember?
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Off my head I remember a lot of IFS talk and the windshield being slanted far more than it is. Slanted like a sedan.

The 8 speed transmission was rumored for a while aswell and completely true.
 

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Assumptions that JL frames would be welded together well, the steering would track straight, or the clutch wouldn’t burn down your JL turned out to be greatly exaggerated.
 

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On a more serious note:
  1. There were speculations that JL would be all-aluminum
  2. Diesel was supposed to appear in 2018
  3. JL would become truly global and utilize the new plant capacity of 300,000 units
    • So far, JL struggles to sustain 200,000+ units/year, which is the same as JK, but now 25% of sales go to rental companies
    • 80% of JL sales remain in North America
 
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