The Last Jeep Wrangler JK Ever
The Last Jeep Wrangler JK Ever Manufactured
As of April 30th, the former generation of Jeep Wranglers has been put to rest. The Jeep Wrangler JK, which was introduced in 2006, has officially been discontinued. Over the past decade Jeep built over 2 million JK Wranglers. It has defined the Wrangler for a generation, but as times change and new innovations are introduced, the new JL will now be the only Wrangler model manufactured.
The Last of its Kind
The last 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK was a white Unlimited Rubicon. While a generational change generally induces excitement for the future, the hardcore Jeep enthusiasts take a somber tone as they say farewell to a design that brought forth unmatched innovation and capabilities. The JK Wrangler was the one that brought it all to the table. Innovative tech, functional 4-door passenger space, unparalleled approach and departure angles. The JK Wrangler was built to tackle everything, but that doesn’t mean we are not excited for the all-new completely redesigned Wrangler JL.
The JL is the next step in the slow methodical evolution that is the CJ. JK introduced us to innovative ideas and features, the JL masters them. With improved approach and departure angles, improved crawl ratio, and the latest in innovative technology, like the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, the next generation JL leads us toward an improved vision of the Jeep Wrangler.
Some things are hereditary, and while the final JK rolls its way off the assembly line in Toledo, the legendary 3.6L Pentastar V6 that has defined Jeep performance for a generation will continue its legacy. That doesn’t mean innovations in powertrain aren’t being considered. New to the JL will be a 2.0L turbocharged engine will offer all the same capabilities as the 3.6L, but with more torque when you want it.
So as we welcome the new generation of Jeep Wranglers, let’s all just take a moment of silence for this white 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Rubicon, the last of its kind.