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Updated 5/11/2011

2012 is a big year for the Wrangler; it will move to the Pentastar V6, go from a four-speed automatic to the Mercedes five-speed, and get a mild refresh as well, with production set to start in late July.
http://www.allpar.com/history/chrysler-years/2012.html

Updated 5/15/2011

The Scrambler pickup appears to be “no-go” for a few years at least — if it does arrive, it won’t be called a pickup and might not be called Scrambler.

oh2o confirmed that the wheelbase on the two-door 2012 Jeep Wrangler will go up by a tenth of an inch, and Bob Sheaves wrote this meant that they would move the engine (Pentastar V6) forward to fit the five-speed WA580 transmission in (it’s three inches longer than the current four-speed automatic). That could make it easier to give the windshield more an angle for aerodynamics (as was announced earlier).

A diesel is being looked at, but needs to pass emissions at reasonable cost. An updated transfer case may appear, possibly bringing back a full-time setting for broader market appeal. Sheet metal changes will improve aerodynamics (strong chance of major windshield and front end redesign). There is a chance of some sort of "stripped" model as production line can now apply bedliner to tubs during assembly. Better quality is also expected.
http://www.allpar.com/model/upcoming.html
 

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Sure, the 2012 getting the Pentastar is old news... but....

Please see parts in OP highlighted in red. I don't believe that has been posted before... but, as it has happened before, I may be wrong.

Edit: Ok.. the Mercedes 5 speed auto tranny has been brought up, but has the change in aerodynamics (ie windshield angle change and body changes) been discussed?... or the fact that Wranglers my be available with bedliner?
 

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Sure, the 2012 getting the Pentastar is old news... but....

Please see parts in OP highlighted in red. I don't believe that has been posted before... but, as it has happened before, I may be wrong.

Edit: Ok.. the Mercedes 5 speed auto tranny has been brought up, but has the change in aerodynamics (ie windshield angle change and body changes) been discussed?... or the fact that Wranglers my be available with bedliner?
Yes its all there.....hopefully Jeep does not make the JK into a XJ...I sure more people will buy them anyways!

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Yes its all there.....hopefully Jeep does not make the JK into a XJ...I sure more people will buy them anyways!

Jason
What is wrong witht the XJ... My family and I loved our XJ for 8.5yrs and 214k miles before selling it so my wife could have a larger SUV. I sold my TJ to get the JK because it shares simular size and off-road ability. When the whole family was going trail riding we would load into my wifes XJ because it had more room than the TJ. My kids still talk about the "ol XJ but love the new 4dr JK because the top comes off like a TJ...

Anywho, I loved all my Jeeps because they all have 4wd ...
 

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We already knew about the Pentastar, and the new tranny.

Better quality? :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: I'll see that to believe it. They can only go up in that department!
 
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