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Anyone who loves to go off-roading knows that the Jeep brand is one of the best brands to consider. In fact, it’s synonymous with going off-road, and the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is one vehicle that you can enjoy in the mud, on the rocks and anywhere in between. And, there is good news for anyone who wants an improved version on the already great brand. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon has improved off-road performance.

Thanks to a front axle upgrade, off-road rock rails, along with heavy-duty cast differential covers, the vehicle has an increased 4×4 capability and protection from even the most rugged and challenging terrain. With new 17-inch Low Gloss Granite crystal-painted aluminum wheels, you can show off your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon. Also, with option body color and unique red interior accents, the Rubicon Recon is sure to turn heads.

But, while you will surely love the outside of the Rubicon Recon, you are sure to love the inside too. It comes with a standard set of features, including an eight-speaker audio system that is sure to be loved on the freeway, barreling down the highway or in the mud. The black leather heated seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are sure to make the experience that much more enjoyable. If you want to enjoy the sun and open air while out in the wilderness, you can with the Premium Sunrider soft top, which is standard.

Jeep is pumped up and excited to start offering the new and improved Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon. In fact, with plenty of Rubicon decals all over the seats, seat belts and interior, it’s obvious that the company is proud of what it’s offering. One thing that sets Jeep above the rest is that the company designs vehicles for off-roading, which is a huge plus for anyone who actually wants to go in the mud and have a good time. Other companies make nice looking SUVs that flounder as soon as they leave the pavement. With the steel front number that has a winch-capable design, along with removable end caps, you can reduce damage on the trail and get into, and out of, more trouble. This feature alone really separates itself from other SUVs on the market.

Drivers who love to feel the driving experience even more will love the unique gauge cluster that offers a host of read-outs including oil pressure, transmission and coolant temperatures, individual tire pressure and a digital speed readout. While the Rubicon Recon has extra features and certainly feels comfortable on the inside, the company didn’t go overboard as it’s still truly a workhorse 4×4 SUV that you can easily explore the wild with.

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is a great off-roading vehicle that can also be enjoyed while on the road. It will be available later this month or sometime in March, and it comes in seven colors Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Firecracker Red, Gobi, Rhino and Granite Crystal. Once it’s out, you should test drive one at Chapman Chrysler Jeep as you are sure to love the power, luxury and off-roading capability.


Jeep has announced that they will begin producing the 2018 Jeep Wrangler starting in November. The company will build the Wrangler at the Toledo Assembly Complex in which it was building its Jeep Cherokee up until about 7 months ago. The beginning production date for the vehicle is based on a report in The Toledo Blade. Although Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has not yet announced a launch date for their next-generation Wrangler, Bruce Baumhower, United Auto Workers Local 12’s president, has confirmed that production of the Wrangler will begin at the plant in November.

Jeep is expected to stop producing the current model of the Wrangler in March. Beginning in April the company will shift the Cherokee production from its current plant into its facility located in Belvidere, Illinois. According to reports it is going to take about five months for the company to retool the plant in Toledo in preparation to build the 2018 Wrangler. Not very long ago, it was revealed that the construction of the all-new Wrangler will be done with aluminum. Although the Wrangler will not have a body entirely made of the lightweight material, it’s the first time aluminum will be used on the model.

In an interview recently published in The Toledo Blade, Baumhower said that testing and development of the next generation of Jeep’s iconic Wrangler SUV is in the final stage and said production of the vehicle would begin by the end of 2017. He also shared a few other details about the process including where it will be manufactured. Baumhower said adapting the facilities and the assembly line will require major adjustments. He explained that the Wrangler’s current generation will continued to be produced at the plant and the work shift will vary from six to seven days a week.

The current model of the Jeep Wrangler will continue to be produced until about March 2018, sources say. That means both the old generation Wrangler and the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will both be produced for a few months. Once the new Wrangler is introduced, a pick-up version of Jeep’s new Wrangler will follow soon afterwards. Plus it’s will not be surprising if the company plans to produce a wide range of special editions of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, as well. This will allow the company to meet the needs of Jeep Wrangler lovers that are looking for their own unique version of the iconic automobile. If you can wait, you should be able to check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep later in the year, but if you can’t, you can check out a 2017 Jeep Wrangler – you are sure to be impressed.

As for how the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will look, there are a number of spy photos revealed in recent months. Those photos show a revolutionary new design, even as the company works to maintain the vehicle’s iconic look. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will also feature several technological and mechanical upgrades. These major changes have resulted in a Wrangler that’s more advanced and efficient. While the spy photos have helped to give people a general idea of what the new Wrangler looks like, they’ll have to wait until April to see it live and up close.