The 2018 Jeep Wrangler: The Next Generation, and Final Wrangler JK
The Jeep Wrangler defines the Jeep brand, the American automotive industry, and off-road vehicles across the globe. Since the 1940s, the Jeep Wrangler, while having undergone various transformations and evolutions over generations of its productions, retains its original image and robust performance capabilities. The 2018 model year marks the production of two Jeep Wrangler models: the modern icon, the Wrangler JK, which meets the end of its production after ten years of faithful service, and the all-new Wrangler JL. Improved through a careful redesign to enhance the strengths of the Wrangler JK, the Wrangler JL ushers in the latest in Jeep technology to provide enhanced comfort on-road, and unbridled capability off-road.
Wrangler JL Versus the Wrangler JK
While the Wrangler JK boasts an extensive aftermarket support system, in addition to its “tried-and-true” reputation on the toughest trails across the globe by countless drivers, the Wrangler JL sought to not only uphold the JK’s rich legacy, but expand upon it in various ways. An upgraded powertrain, suspension, and an undercarriage redesign to maximize ground clearance and diminish mechanical strain, while interior styling such as more ergonomic seating and a convenience-enhancing Uconnect® system amends the driving experience. While the JK was unfortunately characterized by rough, stiff on-road handling, the JL’s improved suspension and upgraded interior offers superior on-road manners.
The End of an Era: The Wrangler JK
Marking the end of a generation, the final Wrangler JK rolled off the production line of Jeep’s Toledo plant in April of 2018. Jeep employees, like Jeep drivers and enthusiast, shared a collective excitement for the new Wrangler JL and upcoming JT (Jeep Truck) project coming soon. The JK, having served well over eleven years of production, is proudly replaced by the superior Wrangler JL. The Wrangler JL’s exciting new features and improved design excite Jeep factory workers as well, despite the nostalgia felt for the Wrangler JK.
The Jeep Wrangler: Defining Off-Road Prowess for Drivers From Monticello to Lafayette
With exclusive inventory of the all-new Wrangler JL, Hendrickson Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM proudly serves drivers in West Lafayette and Logansport with exemplary customer service and an extensive selection of Jeep Wranglers. To learn more about the Jeep Wrangler JL stop by our dealership to speak with a sales professional, or give us a call to schedule a test drive today!