TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - There has no doubt been lots of speculation from loyal fans on what the next-generation Jeep Wrangler will look like. In a surprise reveal Tuesday night, Wrangler lovers have to guess no more.
Fiat-Chrysler leaders offered up a first look in a news conference at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
FCA leaders say the all-new Wrangler features more open-air options, more safety features and more advanced technology.
Along with that first-look, Mopar also unveiled a line of more than 200 exclusive parts and accessories for the SUV.
Like the current model, the new vehicle will be built at the Toledo Assembly Complex. While it's an all-new design, leaders say it was important to stay true to Wrangler's past.
"When we began redesigning the new Wrangler, we knew we had to walk that fine line between making significant improvements, but staying true to Wrangler's soul, and of course, its legendary four-by-four capability," said head of Jeep and Ram brands Mike Manley.
Full production on the new Wrangler in Toledo is expected by the end of the year with vehicles on dealer lots in the first half of next year.
A complete reveal of the SUV will be at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December.