Final Jeep Wrangler JK Rolls Off the Assembly Line

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

After more than 2.1-million units, the final Jeep Wrangler JK has been built.

Rolling off the assembly line at the FCA Toledo Supplier Park, the last Jeep Wrangler JK comes after 12 years of production. The assembly plant will now begin retooling for the all-new Jeep truck that is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2019.

The final unit is a white 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and will become one of Jeep’s show properties. To celebrate the occasion, Toledo Assembly Complex employees took pictures with the SUV as it rolled off the line.

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Production of the Jeep Wrangler JK began in 2006 and has been part of an innovative supplier co-location concept, where supplier partners build and manage key manufacturing process facilities completely within the plant footprint. The American automaker will continue using the system to produce the new Jeep truck. FCA says Kuka will remain the supplier for the body, while Hyundai Mobis will supply the chassis.

“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 Assembly Complex 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.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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