|Edmunds.com is reporting that it will, in 2007.|
InsideLine, a new online publication from Edmunds.com is reporting that production will begin next year on the all-new Wrangler - and a Hemi engine will be an option. The article also mentions that their sources tell them that the Gladiator is looking good for a model year 2008 launch.
Here's a snippet:
Look for the Jeep portfolio to expand over the next two years. Industry sources tell Inside Line the redesigned Wrangler will add a new four-door variant, and could spawn a four-door pickup, similar to the Gladiator concept displayed in January at the Detroit show.
The next-generation Wrangler two-door will shift from the current TJ platform to the updated TK platform. It is slated to begin production in Toledo in summer 2006 and will reach the market as a 2007 model.
The long-wheelbase Wrangler four-door, built on a stretched TKL platform, will be considerably wider and longer than today's Wrangler, with exterior styling said to resemble that of the Gladiator concept truck. Insiders say both Laredo and Rubicon trim levels will be offered.
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