The Wrangler JK has sung its swan song, with the latest one off the assembly line at its Fiat-Chrysler Toledo, Ohio plant after an epic 12-year production run.
?This workforce has been working practically non-stop for the past several years to fulfill the dreams of Jeep enthusiasts around the world who want to go where only a Wrangler can take them,? said Chuck Padden, Toledo factory manager. ?We take great pride in the role we have played in the history of this vehicle and the impact it has made in the Toledo community. We look forward to bringing that same commitment to the all-new Jeep truck.?
The last one, a white Rubicon Unlimited, marks the brand?s 2,165,678th unit since its 2006 debut. Sales steadily climbed from roughly 79,000 units sold in 2003 to 200,000-plus units in 2015, its best selling year, in part helped by substantial improvements over the years including a 3.6-liter V6, an ingenious back door, and improved fuel economy.
The Toledo plant is now planning to start production of the Wrangler pickup in 2019.