Solid Axles to Stay Through Next-Gen Jeep Wrangler

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There is a lot to say about the Jeep Wrangler. For many years, this vehicle has been one of the most popular on the road. In addition to its durability, both inside and out, the Wrangler never fails to disappoint when faced with rugged terrain.

Just the same as every automaker, Jeep has been forced to make some tough decisions over the years. With each decision, the company attempts to do what is best for consumers.

Recently, Jeep announced that the Wrangler will keep its solid axle design through its next generation. This is a big win for Wrangler enthusiasts, as most were hoping the company would make this decision.

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Things We Know about the Future Jeep Wrangler

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Like many other Jeep fans, we can’t wait to see the 2017 Jeep Wrangler added to the lineup of Jeeps for sale at local dealerships. Yet we still have more than a year before the 2017 model will go on sale, and we don’t know when any details will be confirmed about the model or when we’ll get a chance at a sneak peak.

A lot of what we know right now about the future Jeep Wrangler is rumor and speculation, but we can evaluate the sources of those rumors and compare the information to what we do know about Jeep and the history of the Wrangler to determine what is likely and what is not.

Here’s what we know about the 2017 Jeep Wrangler so far:

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Jeep Pickup Could Debut Sooner than Expected

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A lot of buzz has been growing behind the idea of a Jeep pickup. Though Jeep CEO Mike Manley has previously said that he is a “big fan” of the idea of a Jeep pickup, he also said that Jeep had other priorities, including production of the new Jeep Wrangler. A Jeep pickup was not listed on Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s plan through at least 2018.

However, a pickup may be among the Jeeps for sale at local lots sooner than that. Manley now says that Jeep is considering producing a pickup at the same time as its next-generation Wrangler, which will be released in 2017.

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Jeep Previews 7 Concepts for Easter Safari

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Every year, Jeep enthusiasts gather for the Easter Jeep Safari in Utah, and Jeep usually helps celebrate by introducing some new concept vehicles. This year, Jeep is previewing seven new concepts to be introduced at the Safari March 28 to April 5 in Moab.

These concepts may never become Jeeps for sale, but they could inform future designs. Part of what determines whether these ideas will make it into production is the reaction that fans have at events like the Easter Safari.

The seven preview concepts that Jeep will be displaying include:

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3 Jeep Vehicles Set to Make a Comeback

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Jeep has been making vehicles for three-quarters of a century. In that long history, it has made some truly exceptional models and has had a diverse lineup.

Though Jeep has always been an innovator and produced quality designs, not every vehicle has been a best-seller. Even the lower-selling Jeeps were diamonds in the rough, but some were not right for their time.

Fortunately, everything that is old can be new again, and some older Jeeps could make a comeback thanks to changing attitudes in the marketplace and updates in automotive technology. Parent company FCA has been reviving some of its other older models, such as the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger, with exceptional success.

In fact, sales of the latest Hellcat models of the Charger and Challenger have had to be suspended because orders have far outpaced the available inventory. If FCA decides to take a similar approach with Jeep, some exciting changes could be in store in the next five to 10 years.

If you are searching for a Jeep in Miami, here are three older models that might become available again in the near future (or should):

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Toledo Pushes to Keep Wrangler Production in City

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Whether they were sent to a Miami Jeep dealership or a small lot in Arkansas, Wranglers have always been made at the same plant in Toledo, Ohio. Yet that could all change very soon.

Demand for the Wrangler has been growing around the globe, as has demand for Jeeps in general. Last year, Jeep had a record year and sold 1 million units. Jeep expects sales to continue to increase, and its Toledo plant has been struggling to keep up. Sergio Marchionne, the chief executive of Fiat Chrysler, has said that the Toledo plant would have to undergo significant renovations to meet the demands for producing the next generation Jeep Wrangler, and it is unlikely that the plant will continue to produce this top-selling Jeep.

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CEO Offers Hope to Those Who Want Jeep Pickup

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Jeeps have a lot in common with pickup trucks as both are rugged and dependable powerhouses. Yet Jeep doesn’t have the same cargo space as a pickup thanks to its shorter body and enclosed back.

Some lucky fans might get a nice surprise when they shop for Jeeps for sale in the coming years: A Jeep pickup that combines the best of both worlds.

Jeep CEO Mike Manley said that he was a “big fan” of the idea of a Jeep pickup truck, which fans have been buzzing about for some time. However, he said that while Jeep is looking into the options, there are no current plans for the development of a Jeep pickup. Fiat Chrysler Automobile has not listed a Jeep pickup in its production plan dating through 2018.

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