Plant Production Updates - 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL/JLU

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We'll use this thread for any updates regarding Toledo plant production of the 2018 JL and JLU.

JL Global Production Totals as of 05/10/2018**

Sport
In D1: 2,446
In Framing/Paint/Trim: 38
Total Built: 775

Sahara
In D1: 471
In Framing/Paint/Trim: 1
Total Built: 42

Rubicon
In D1: 824
In Framing/Paint/Trim: 15
Total Built: 348

TOTAL BUILT 2-DOOR: 1,165

Sport Unlimited
In D1: 4,921
In Framing/Paint/Trim:: 197
Total Built: 38,142

Sahara Unlimited
In D1: 7,280
In Framing/Paint/Trim: 219
Total Built: 29,560

Rubicon Unlimited
In D1: 3,106
In Framing/Paint/Trim: 102
Total Built: 17,431

TOTAL BUILT 4-DOOR: 85,133
TOTAL BUILT 2-DOOR + 4-DOOR: 86,298


Plant totals for retail JLU, as of Dec. 6, 2017**
  • 2018 JL Wrangler Sport 4-door 12,220 [incl. 265 for Canada]
  • 2018 JL Wrangler Sahara 4-door 10,351 [incl. 1,731 for Canada]
  • 2018 JL Wrangler Rubicon 4-door 5,150 [incl. 318 for Canada]
  • Grand Total: 27,721
  • JL's currently in D1: 1,497
  • JL's currently in Framing/Trim/Paint: 1,468
Plant totals for retail JLU, as of Dec. 6, 2017**

JLU - D1 status
Sport 674
Sahara 974
Rubicon 1,036

Total 2,698

JLU - 'E' - Framing
Sport 171
Sahara 342
Rubicon 135

Total 648

JLU - Built
Sport 115
Sahara 1,079
Rubicon 144

Total 1,338

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These totals include ALL non-pilot builds for all markets. "Retail" means any vehicle that will eventually be sold to the public (sold orders, dealer orders etc.).

As of 12/6/17 only a very small amount of JLs have been shipped to dealers and very few have reached "KZ" (built and released by plant) status.

Btw they have built over 800 JL pilot models!





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We'll use this thread for any updates regarding Toledo plant production of the 2018 JL and JLU.

Plant totals for retail JLU, as of Dec. 6, 2017:

JLU - D1 status
Sport 674
Sahara 974
Rubicon 1,036
Total 2,698

JLU - 'E' - Framing
Sport 171
Sahara 342
Rubicon 135
Total 648

JLU - Built
Sport 115
Sahara 1,079
Rubicon 144
Total 1,338
Thanks Jay for the update
When you say retail does this include sold orders ?
 

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We'll use this thread for any updates regarding Toledo plant production of the 2018 JL and JLU.

Plant totals for retail JLU, as of Dec. 6, 2017:

JLU - D1 status
Sport 674
Sahara 974
Rubicon 1,036
Total 2,698

JLU - 'E' - Framing
Sport 171
Sahara 342
Rubicon 135
Total 648

JLU - Built
Sport 115
Sahara 1,079
Rubicon 144
Total 1,338
Jay,

Since it appears that FCA is not updating the database you have been tracking in the other thread, is there a way for you to get real status updates on our orders?
 
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Thanks Jay for the update
When you say retail does this include sold orders ?
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Jay,

Since it appears that FCA is not updating the database you have been tracking in the other thread, is there a way for you to get real status updates on our orders?
It's the most up to date info we have access to. I don't believe that FCA is not updating the database since we've seen other vehicles progress past D1 in the system. I think at most there is a disconnect right now due to the initial slow roll out/vehicle holds and/or the tracking updates not being fully up to speed yet. I'd expect it to clear up soon. Keep in mind many dealership demo JLs ordered in early August are just getting into the build stages and won't see them on the ground until likely late January. A good indication is that the first dealerships aren't getting trained on it until mid-late January and FCA will be bringing the JLs to those dealerships.
 

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It's the most up to date info we have access to. I don't believe that FCA is not updating the database since we've seen other vehicles progress past D1 in the system. I think at most there is a disconnect right now due to the initial slow roll out/vehicle holds and/or the tracking updates not being fully up to speed yet. I'd expect it to clear up soon. Keep in mind many dealership demo JLs ordered in early August are just getting into the build stages and won't see them on the ground until likely late January. A good indication is that the first dealerships aren't getting trained on it until mid-late January and FCA will be bringing the JLs to those dealerships.
Jay,

There were a couple of guys yesterday who posted that they had their dealer call a FCA customer rep and that they received updates that their Jeeps are well past D1 and that FCA wasn't updating the database you are tracking. I can dig them up if you didn't see them. Don't want you wasting your time if they aren't going to keep the database you are tracking up to date.
 
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They are updating it, as I said we are seeing in the tracking system other vehicles (both JL and JK) that have moved past D1. I think we'll see whatever issue is causing this clear up soon. In the meantime will dig to see if I can provide further updates about what is going on behind the scenes.
 

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They are updating it, as I said we are seeing in the tracking system other vehicles (both JL and JK) that have moved past D1. I think we'll see whatever issue is causing this clear up soon. In the meantime will dig to see if I can provide further updates about what is going on behind the scenes.
Thanks Jay!!!
 

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We'll use this thread for any updates regarding Toledo plant production of the 2018 JL and JLU.

Plant totals for retail JLU, as of Dec. 6, 2017:

JLU - D1 status
Sport 674
Sahara 974
Rubicon 1,036
Total 2,698

JLU - 'E' - Framing
Sport 171
Sahara 342
Rubicon 135
Total 648

JLU - Built
Sport 115
Sahara 1,079
Rubicon 144
Total 1,338
Thanks for posting this. Any word on the production ramp up capacity. 1300 built seems relatively low(ish), job 1 started around the 15th of Nov right?
 
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Thanks Jay for the update
When you say retail does this include sold orders ?
Better clarification -- these totals include ALL non-pilot builds for all markets. "Retail" means any vehicle that will eventually be sold to the public (sold orders, dealer orders etc.).

Only a very small amount of JLs have been shipped to dealers and very few have reached "KZ" (built and released by plant) status.

Btw they have built over 800 JL pilot models!
 

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Better clarification -- these totals include ALL non-pilot builds for all markets. "Retail" means any vehicle that will eventually be sold to the public (sold orders, dealer orders etc.).

Only a very small amount of JLs have been shipped to dealers and very few have reached "KZ" (built and released by plant) status.

Btw they have built over 800 JL pilot models!
Jay,

What is the definition of a pilot model?
 
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Jay,

What is the definition of a pilot model?
Vehicles not sold to the public, basically pre-production built for testing, training, etc.
 

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We'll use this thread for any updates regarding Toledo plant production of the 2018 JL and JLU.

Plant totals for retail JLU, as of Dec. 6, 2017**

JLU - D1 status
Sport 674
Sahara 974
Rubicon 1,036

Total 2,698

JLU - 'E' - Framing
Sport 171
Sahara 342
Rubicon 135

Total 648

JLU - Built
Sport 115
Sahara 1,079
Rubicon 144

Total 1,338

**
These totals include ALL non-pilot builds for all markets. "Retail" means any vehicle that will eventually be sold to the public (sold orders, dealer orders etc.).

As of 12/6/17 only a very small amount of JLs have been shipped to dealers and very few have reached "KZ" (built and released by plant) status.

Btw they have built over 800 JL pilot models!
Appreciate the update! I work in supply chain and this whole process really intrigues me...I'm trying to imagine what it takes to coordinate all the parts, suppliers, inventory and master scheduling. It has to be a massive operation!
 

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Any updates today? It would be fun to have something before the weekend, when things go quiet. I'm assuming the plant shuts down on weekends, or do they keep it going?
 

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Vehicles not sold to the public, basically pre-production built for testing, training, etc.
I’m just curious JAY what happens to these 800 test Jeeps that aren’t ever sold ? How long does the testing continue after the vehicle has been placed in full production ?
 

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