Think of Jeep, and you probably picture a full range of crossovers and SUVs that can tackle the most difficult terrain with ease. After years of teasing and rumors, Jeep has officially confirmed that it will be making a pickup truck. The new Jeep Wrangler-inspired pickup will arrive in Texas in 2017, and drivers can’t wait.
The upcoming Jeep Wrangler Pickup was announced at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Jeep CEO Mike Manley and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne made the announcement together. Details are still sparse, but we should learn more in the near future when FCA releases its five-year product strategy that is sent to investors.
What We Know
This won’t be the first pickup made by Jeep, but it will be the first to be considered a Wrangler. Since the next Wrangler will have a large amount of aluminum as a way to reduce weight, experts predict the same will be true of the Wrangler Pickup. It should also be built in Toledo, Ohio, along with the next-generation Wrangler.
Other Jeep Pickups
As mentioned, there have been other Jeep pickups in the past. The Gladiator was a full-size pickup based on the popular Wagoneer and was manufactured between 1962 and 1988. From 1970 to 1988, the J-10 was manufactured. Other than the occasional concept model, Jeep hasn’t produced a pickup in several decades. As such, the new Jeep pickup will be a big step for the automaker.
The team at James Hodge Dodge in Paris, Texas, can give you all the information on the Wrangler Pickup that we know. While at the dealership, check out the current Jeep lineup or sign up to receive updates on the upcoming pickup.