Last year Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) confirmed a $1 billion investment slated to produce the all new Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagonneer, and a mysterious Wrangler pickup truck. The fabled Wrangler pickup has been running around the rumor mill for a couple years now, but the real thing could be upon us as soon as April, 2019.
What’s The Name Of The New Jeep Pickup?
The new pickup’s name is rumored to be the “Scrambler.” According to Jeep Scrambler Forum, the roof will likely be removable. There won’t be a Hellcat under the hood but there may be a 300 HP Turbo four-cylinder with a 3.0 liter turbo diesel V6 option.
What’s Taking So Long?
The 2019 Scrambler will be the first Jeep pickup truck since the Comanche went out of production 25 years ago. Jeep CEO Mike Manley told The Detroit News that the Wrangler pickup would be ready by now, but production was delayed until the latest Wrangler SUVs are fully tested.
Manley wants to make sure there are “no issues” with the SUV before the pickup goes into full production. The Wrangler pickup will more than likely be an SUV with a truck bed that looks something like this,
The highly anticipated pickups will be manufactured at Ohio’s Toledo Assembly Complex. FCA has poured their investment into the Ohio plant and another assembly plant in Michigan for their new projects.
The two leaked testing videos below confirm the basic body shape is pretty close to the pictures above.
FCA president Sergio Marchionne commented, “These moves, which have been under discussion with Dennis Williams and the rest of the UAW leadership for some time, expand our capacity in these key segments, enabling us to meet growing demand here in the U.S., but more importantly to increase exports of our mid-size and larger vehicles to international markets.”
Leaked Video Of The Jeep Scrambler
What do you think about the “Scrambler?”