The truth has come out, and it's finally, really happening. The Jeep Wrangler pickup is actually real and will be here very soon.
At some point in your life, if you've never owned a Jeep Wrangler, there's a good chance you wanted to. Growing up, all you ever wanted was a quad or four-wheeler, go-kart, you name it. The idea of a versatile SUV with so many options for upgrades was and is amazing. Take the top off and it's the metaphoric summer you have always wanted.
Oftentimes, however, you hear Jeep Wrangler owners complain about cargo space. Before the four-door option, space was limited, very limited. That went away when the four doors were introduced, yet that mostly just allowed for more people versus cargo.
Well, needless to say, Jeep has done it again. Since 1992, when they last manufactured their Jeep Comanche, Jeep has yet to sell a pickup. Until now.
According to Car and Driver, the new Jeep Wrangler Pickup is said to debut in late 2017 in addition to the Jeep lineup. They believe the engines will include a 3.6-liter V-6, a 2.0-liter turbo four and possibly a diesel, yet a hybrid may also be likely. Like the Ford's F-150, Jeep may take the aluminum-intensive body route. This could help on the Wrangler's fuel economy which if you are a current Wrangler owner, this is great news.
Car and Driver believe a manual-six and automatic-eight speed transmissions seem likely with four and two wheel drive. If Jeep continues, there's no doubt that this will be one heck of a ride.
In an interview with Detroit news, Jeep will be releasing the next-generation Wrangler in late-2017 according to Jeep's global chief, Mike Manley. The new pickup will be designed off the next-generation Wrangler and is expected to sell with record sales.
So if you have heard that Jeep is coming out with a new pickup soon, it's all true. We just can't wait to see what it will really look like, drives like and feels like.