Wrangler Based Pickup Confirmed - 2019+ Jeep Gladiator Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-29-2016, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 22
Wrangler Based Pickup Confirmed



Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recently revised their business plan and one of the actions planned for the future is to produce Jeep pickup truck. Maybe 2017 is a bit optimistic for the Wrangler Pickup but we could be seeing it towards the end of the decade when the Wrangler diesel variant is supposed to arrive.

Autoguide speculates that the Wranglerís diesel engine could be the 3.0L unit thatís already being offered in the Ram pickup, maybe the same one could be found in the future Wrangler-based pickup. Even though FCA believes that the low gas prices is a permanent condition in the NAFTA and U.S. region, they are still moving towards a future of increase fuel economy in order to meet stricter CO2 demands. Also supporting the engine sharing theory is the fact that FCA is trying to accomplish the revised business plan within their existing plant infrastructure (no new greenfield plants) so the pickup and diesel variant could potentially be built in the same plant.

Other fuel saving features that FCA may implement could include a body construction of high strength steel and aluminum in order to reduce the overall body weight. They could even add an active aero system to reduce drag.

Are you excited for the new Jeep pickup?
Wrangler Pickup News is offline  
post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-01-2016, 11:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 308
Wouldn't it be amazing if the Wrangler pickup had the Hellcat under it's hood? I doubt it's going to happen but one can hope.
PickMeUp is offline  
post #3 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-02-2016, 10:29 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 389
Nah, I think the Hellcat is only going to be in the Jeep trackhawk for 1-2 year run. Going to end before the pickup comes out.

What I'm interested to see is the tow rating. I want t truck that can go off-road but still work just as well as a normal pickup truck.
Jeepster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-06-2016, 09:54 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 782
Doubt they can make the case for a Hellcat truck although that would be cool. It might end up being a one-off project though, whether that be from Jeep, an individual or some small company.
Offroader is offline  
post #5 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-10-2016, 04:44 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 21
Ford made a Shelby F 150 so I'd say a Hellcat truck is within the realm of possibility.
jeepers is offline  
post #6 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-12-2016, 05:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 782
RAM also made an SRT-10 Truck once, but that didn't last long.
Offroader is offline  
post #7 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-14-2016, 03:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 308
It was just wishful thinking since the Hellcat engine in Jeeps will end with the Trackhawk. They're probably doing to use something already existing in a pickup truck.
PickMeUp is offline  
post #8 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-16-2016, 05:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 782
They better since Ford came out with the Raptor and that turned out to be a success. Although RAM has the Rebel, it still is nothing like what the Raptor accomplished.
Offroader is offline  
post #9 of 56 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 09:26 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 389
According to the Detroit News, the Wrangler Pickup is expected to begin production in late 2019, so we may not see them in dealerships until 2020. Another 3 years of waiting for us I guess...
Jeepster is offline  
post #10 of 56 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 05:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 782
That's a bit of a shock since with all these spy shots and developments happening with the JT/Scrambler and then the JL (that we've seen recently) it seems like JL and JT launches would be happening around the same time.

However I can see how JL launching first can set the stage for JT's.

Not going to be an easy wait.
Offroader is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maybe My First Pickup? Jeepster New Member Introductions 12 03-10-2016 06:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome