Rumors About the New Jeep Pickup Scheduled for 2019
It is rumored the extensive renovations to the production plant caused the delay of the Jeep pickup in 2017, which has also delayed the release of the new Wrangler. But the wait won’t last long, as it seems the pickup is now scheduled for 2019, which will be one of the most anticipated launches of the decade in the world of pickups.
What do we know about this new addition to the Jeep family? Only what the CEO is willing to divulge. As per industry norms, there are also some rumors doing the rounds that may hold a glimmer of truth.
Rugged Design Features
The Jeep Truck is rumored to maintain all the design features synonymous with the Jeep Wrangler range of vehicles. It will remain rugged with hard, square features. Although this is not set in stone, the assumptions are based on the Gladiator concept released a few years ago. Some other concepts have come about since, and it seems Jeep is sporting with a number of ideas, including the choice between single and double cabs. There even seems to be a one-and-a-half cab option, but the details will only be revealed later.
It Won’t Lack Power
If there is ever a rumor we want to be true, it’s that the new Jeep Truck will include a 3.6-liter V6 engine with a turbo four. Apparently, there might be a diesel option, too. These are perfect for those tough hauls, especially for those who intend to use the pickup for business purposes.
Interesting Transmission and Drivetrain Options
Fans are hopeful they will have the choice between a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Another plus would be if owners have the choice between a rear- or all-wheel drive. These options will determine what owners use their pickup for, and variety is always more desirable.
It May Use a Different Platform
Where the previous Jeep models may have been a bit heavy, the newer — including the pickup — are rumored to have far less steel and more aluminum and plastic. The base will still be steel to ensure it remains tough and rugged, as well as to be able to handle rougher terrain. The move to aluminum and plastic makes sense as it lightens the vehicle substantially, which carries a number of benefits.
Naming the New Pickup
The rumored name of the new Jeep pickup is said to be the Scrambler, which just suits the brand to a “T.” Built to navigate slightly tougher routes and with a full load, the naming makes sense. Although not official, the name has a nice ring to it and fans hope it will stick.
As new rumors surface, the anticipation may seem unbearable. With two years to go, the only thing that will soothe the waiting time is the knowledge that another Jeep Wrangler is set for release at the end of 2017. Hopefully, this will be enough to keep fans soothed until 2019.