Toughness really matters a lot in the pickup world. Along with that, rugged styling and iconic features matter a lot as well. A pickup is meant to be the beast of the road and a beast must arrive in style, like the iconic Jeep Wrangler pickup which people are currently talking about.
FCA or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been considering this option for quite some time and it has actually been going on for several years.
You will notice it if you consider the 2005 Jeep Gladiator Concept. According to the latest reports from Jeep global chief Mike Manley and FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, the pickup truck is coming soon. An exact name for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is yet to be declared and therefore, Jeep fans will have to wait a while.
Most people think that Scrambler would be the natural name but additional details like the potential name of the model will be discussed soon and revealed in the form of a new product plan later this month. From the looks of it, the Jeep Wrangler pickup will be built in Toledo, Ohio along with the next generation version of the Jeep Wrangler.
A compact pickup could never have a more rugged take and this is evident from the upcoming news of a Wrangler pickup. In the overseas market, it could go over well as a niche truck. Most of the SUVs are built across platforms which are shared across several models.
The Wrangler is built on a standalone platform and it is a one-of-a-kind model. In order to comply with stringent safety and fuel economy requirements, this has become increasingly expensive in nature.
In order to bring a better return on investments, a wider range of Wrangler variants will be released. In the next generation Jeep Wrangler, we will get to see a re-engineered steel body and it will come with various kinds of weight-saving measures which include aluminum for door panels and hoods.
By the time such a model goes on sale in 2018 or 2019, the market for compact pickups will be a lot more interesting in nature. The recently released Honda Ridgeline will be accompanied by the Wrangler pickup.
There will also be a renewed version of the highly-loved Ford Ranger and Hyundai Pickup which is based on the Santa Cruz concept. Even with so much competition, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler will easily carve out a position for itself as the toughest and smallest of the compact trucks.
In the meantime, there are a lot of things that you can expect from the upcoming Wrangler pickup. When we look up for the upcoming Jeep Wrangler, it will be a truck that is based on the Wrangler rather than a Wrangler that has a truck bed which end up replacing the back seats.
Some front and rear styling will be shared with the Wrangler SUV by the upcoming pickup. However, overall it will be longer.
The company will be able to include a bed which is similar to the one on the JK8 and this preserve the back seats. However, keep in mind that this might be temporary seats. Therefore, in terms of styling, the Jeep pickup should essentially look like the Wrangler. However, you should look out for a truck which is similar to the Chevrolet Colorado or the Toyota Tacoma.