The inimitable look and off-roading capability of the Jeep Wrangler have made it the vehicle of choice among folks who love outdoor adventures and the sense of freedom that comes from driving a rugged, resilient vehicle capable of taking on just about anything. Jeep is taking the next logical step in appealing to this crowd by introducing a Jeep Wrangler pickup truck.
Expected to hit Chrysler dealerships in 2019, the Jeep Wrangler pickup has been spotted by automotive journalists in testing. Not a lot of details are currently known about the Wrangler pickup—Chrysler executives are keeping their cards close to the vest—but industry experts have been able to glean a few details:
- The new Jeep Wrangler truck will likely have a turbocharged four-cylinder or a V6 as engine options. However, it’s been rumored that there may be as many as six engine options on the vehicle.
- Jeep will reduce the weight of the vehicle by using some aluminum components, but don’t expect a full aluminum body anytime soon.
- The interior should closely match that of a standard Jeep Wrangler—chrome accents, a three-spoke steering wheel, and painted trim.
- There’s some debate concerning what type of body the Wrangler pickup will be built on. Some experts think the Wrangler pickup will be built on a regular Wrangler frame while others think it will be built on a Ram frame.
There is little doubt that demand for the Wrangler pickup will be high when it hits the market. Aftermarket modification businesses have been creating pickup versions of the Wrangler for years, and truck enthusiasts are practically salivating at the opportunity to make use of the Wrangler’s off-roading capability in a truck form.
Jeep Wrangler History
The Wrangler was introduced in 1986 at the Chicago Auto show, and it is currently in its third design generation. The four-wheel off-roader takes some very strong design cues from the military model Jeeps produced between the 1940s and 1980s.
The current design of the Jeep Wrangler consists of compact and mid-size SUVs in a variety of trim levels. Wranglers offer three engines, a 2.8-liter four-cylinder, a 3.6-liter V6 and a 3.8-liter V6.
The fourth generation of the Wrangler is expected to debut in 2018. The new Wrangler maintains the body look that’s become the model’s trademark, but it will have some new features that will breathe a little new life into the Wrangler. The new Wrangler will have more solid axles and its body will be built on a ladder frame to make it a more capable off-roader. The new Wrangler will also have a longer wheelbase than its predecessor.
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