Next-Gen Storm Brews – 2018 Jeep Wrangler vs Ford Ranger
According to Toledo Blade, the JL Wrangler will be rolling off the assembly line in November 2017 while the JK Wrangler will continue to be on sale until March 2018.
The report also states that the Cherokee will be shifted to Belvidere, Illinois in order to make way for the JL Wrangler.
The pickup truck variant of the 2018 Wrangler, on the other hand, is slated to debut in the end of 2018 as 2019MY.The 2019 Wrangler Pickup, called the JT, is expected to increase the company’s lineup by September 2018, at the latest.
The 2018 Ford Ranger, on the other hand, is expected to be rolling off the production line sometime in the second half of the year.
The next-gen Ranger, with a starting price of $22,000, will most likely be coming with a EcoBoost engine, about 2.0-liter I4 or maybe even the 2.7-liter V6, according to Cars In Trend.
Although these are not confirmed, its expected that the model will have front-wheel drive as a standard while all-wheel drive will remain an option. The report also hints at a six-speed auto transmission, but let’s wait for an official confirmation to know for sure.