As per The Blade report, the Wrangler JK is done with a white Rubicon Recon Unlimited Jeep Wrangler JK off the Toledo, in the Ohio production line. It was the last to be built on the production line.
The white Rubicon was Wrangler JK production has touched 2,165,678 in a 12-year period. It is a record-breaking production run which began from the year 2006 with the production of 2007 Jeep Wrangler model.
The new generation Jeep Wrangler JL was built by the Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (FCA) Toledo Assembly Complex in the same location but in another part. The production line which was shut down yesterday will be rebuilt in order to make the long-awaited 2019 Jeep pickup truck. The conversion of production line starts immediately to build the trucks in the later part of the year.
The first Wrangler JLs and the last Wrangler JKs are still available in the dealer lots as a 2018 model year 4x4s. If you want to buy JKs, then you can buy the same but you are not allowed to special order a custom Wrangler JKs from the factory. The quickest way to differentiate between the generations is to look at the front turn signal lights as the new Wrangler JLs horizontal headlights are present on the front wheel fenders. In the new 2018 Wrangler JK models, “ WranglerJK” is printed on the sides which are ahead of front doors.
James Gholston Jr. who is the JK Assembly Center Manager, drove the last Jeep Wrangler Jk model off the line on Friday afternoon at 3:36 PM. The line workers of the FCA posed for the photographs as they have completed the task with the final JK and got an applauding from the employees.
The Wrangler JK’s success was first in the first-four door version, the Wrangler Unlimited. A long wheelbase and additional doors have widened the Wrangler’s potential use. The JK was more powerful than the earlier Wranglers and have more modern vehicle amenities.
Chuck Hadden, Toledo Assembly Complex plant manager told the Blade that, “There was no competition. When the four-door came along it opened it up to another demographic, another market, It became not only a great off-road vehicle, but it also became a family vehicle.” The new Wrangler JL also sold two-door and four-door versions but Unlimited is no longer available.
Jeep Wrangler also holds a historical place in American automobile history as it the utility vehicle which was first built for the U.S. Army during the year 1940.