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Jeep likely to give next-gen Wrangler an aluminum body

A redesign of the Wrangler remains the biggest job on Jeep's to-do list in the next three years.

Engineers are striving to shave weight and expand the powertrain offerings of the Wrangler -- while keeping it a top off-roader.

Meanwhile, Jeep engineers will develop a single successor for the compact Compass and Patriot, introduce the new Renegade subcompact to North America and refresh the Grand Cherokee once more before it is re-engineered in 2017.

Renegade: The Italian-built subcompact cross-over will arrive in North American dealerships late this year or in early 2015. It will receive a minor refresh in mid-2017 for the 2018 model year.

Patriot: The Patriot will cease production in mid-2016. Customers will be steered to the redesigned Compass

Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/201...ly-to-give-next-gen-wrangler-an-aluminum-body
 

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So they're going to go aluminum for their off roaders toy but aren't considering it for their trucks. Sounds like a great plan. :facepalm:
 

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So they're going to go aluminum for their off roaders toy but aren't considering it for their trucks. Sounds like a great plan. :facepalm:
Maybe they're "testing the waters". Ford is going all in, so maybe FCA isn't willing to make that big of a leap.
 

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So they're going to go aluminum for their off roaders toy but aren't considering it for their trucks. Sounds like a great plan. :facepalm:
or maybe

seeing how well :angel Cadillac's chasing BuMble(w) is going (Not!)
rather than me2 Ford's leadership
they decided to attack a segment without mainstream alumiumium-izing so far?

then again?
Jeep is-to Mopar as F-150 is-to Ford (pic)
?
 
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