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The last Jeep JK Wrangler has rolled off the track in Ohio



With the release of the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL it is time to say goodbye to the former generation of Wrangler, the JK, whose last one ran in Toledo, Ohio, last Week. It was a white Unlimited Rubicon model, and we will (literally) never look that way again. Normally, the transition from one generation to another very similar generation would not normally be newsworthy, but in the case of the JK it is.

People love their jeeps and this is proved at countless times by gatherings and rides around the World. Jeepers are rabid, and in the past, that meant sacrificing the vehicle, especially if it was used as a daily driver.

Over the course of 1

0 years of production, Jeep built over 2,000,000 JK Wranglers.


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The Wrangler was never very tall and did not have a large backseat. For families it was a challenge to use it as a normal car. Most of them either had to be super hardcore or act against a Cherokee. The Jeep also had a reputation for a spine-wrecking ride that was designed to fit remarkably well off-road with little regard for the pavement between the trails.

That changed with the launch of the JK Wrangler series in 2006 . Other than looking more modern, it had a real interior where you could spend time without hate life. The ride got better (though, to be fair, it never became a Range Rover ) and more importantly, the Wrangler got four real doors and actual rear seats. The JK demanded very little compromise, and that was the main reason why it became so important.

The four-door Unlimited model introduced with the JK generation transformed the Jeep Wrangler from something that should be used on a weekend basis


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The Aftermarket also included the JK in a way that made the Jeep easy, if not cheap, unlike any other Jeep. Suddenly, it was easy to install light rods and stout steel tube bumpers and gigantic tires without having to develop a lot of manufacturing skills. Now we see JK-based overland adventure vehicles, crazy rock crawlers and desert racers alongside the daily riders.

Will the new JL Wrangler be accepted, loved and accepted as widely as the JK? Jeep really hopes that, and with the planned variety of powertrain options and body styles, it's likely that it will. If you believe the reviews (and roadshows Emme Hall), the JL could be the best Wrangler .


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