Wrangler: The next-generation Wrangler, due in late 2017, will keep its solid axles and steel body but will be fitted with aluminum doors, hood and rear gate to reduce weight. Its design largely will remain but with a fixed, raked windscreen to improve aerodynamics.
Other fuel economy improvements will be achieved with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a revised Pentastar engine. A diesel option for domestic Wranglers will be available in 2018.
Midsize pickup: A long-sought addition to the Jeep lineup, a midsize pickup, could begin production in 2018, pending a decision by FCA US whether to expand Wrangler production in Toledo, Ohio. The vehicle will use many Wrangler suspension and powertrain components but will have a shorter bed than other midsize pickups.
Grand Cherokee: A re-engineering of the Grand Cherokee has been delayed by at least a year to 2018 to allow for joint development of the platform with the Grand Wagoneer.
Grand Wagoneer: The three-row luxury Grand Wagoneer with seating for eight is now scheduled for showrooms in early 2019. It will share a platform and suspension components with the two-row Grand Cherokee and will have many upscale interior features.