The head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne announced that the next generation of off-road vehicle 2018-2019 Jeep Wrangler is still not get a lightweight aluminum body.
Earlier, a top manager hinted that the next generation of “Wrangler” is aluminum, but now it turned out that the aluminum it would “not completely.”
Probably, this means that in SUV designs will utilize some of the metal elements (e.g., hood), but the body itself is made of conventional steel.
As explained Marchionne, they evaluated the prospects of such a body and came to the conclusion that it will negatively affect the cost and durability of the SUV.
In addition to information about the Wrangler, 2018-2019 Jeep head also said that the output of 2018-2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be delayed, so the engineers were able to develop it together with the future Grand Wagoneer.
If this is true, then the new “Grand Cherokee” is delayed by about 1 year.