These are the best shots yet of the ’19 Jeep Wrangler pickup testing on public roads.
The return of the Jeep pickup has long been rumored, and these up-close shots hint at what it will look like. It’s expected to be based on the long-wheelbase Wrangler Unlimited platform, with similar front-end styling and traditional Jeep styling toward the rear. Expect a size similar to a Chevrolet Colorado or Toyota Tacoma, competing in the midsize pickup class, and leaving plenty of breathing room for the RAM 1500.
Like the Wrangler, the pickup will adopt more aluminum panels to save weight, while still allowing for good hauling and off-road capabilities. The 3.6L Pentastar V6 and an eight-speed automatic are likely to be the mainstream powertrain, but a hybrid will be added later. A diesel is a question mark at this point.
Jeep is rumored to pick the historical name Scrambler for the pickup. Expect to see it later this year, with an on-sale date in early 2019.
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