Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has revealed some new details about the 2017 Jeep Wrangler.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has revealed some new details about the 2017 Jeep Wrangler.

Speaking to Automotive News, Marchionne suggested the model could adopt a lightweight aluminum body. Unfortunately, the switch would likely require the model to be built somewhere besides the iconic Toledo Assembly Plant which has been home to CJs and Wranglers for decades.

As Marchionne explained, “If the solution is aluminum, then I think unfortunately that Toledo is the wrong place, the wrong setup to try and build a Wrangler, because it requires a complete reconfiguring of the assets that would be cost-prohibitive."

The executive went on to suggest the next-generation Wrangler could eschew the current box-on-frame construction and adopt a unibody setup. Nothing is official but all the possible production sites he mentioned produce unibody vehicles.

Marchionne also said the company is considering smaller displacement engines which could be equipped with turbochargers.

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