Codenamed “JT,” this new Wrangler Pickup will be constructed off of the same brand-new architecture set to underpin the upgraded 2018 Jeep Wrangler which carries a “JL” internal classification. While the platform will include a considerably higher percentage of weight-saving materials, it’s anticipated to rely more on high-strength steel than aluminum to help trim those additional pounds.
Most of the spy shots we’ve received of the Wrangler pickup have been from a bird’s- eye perspective. However this time, among our spy professional photographers got up near the truck at ground level. The new view reveals us some interesting details concerning the truck’s suspension, in addition to the positioning of the extra tire. Instantly obvious is that the Wrangler pickup will have the exact same sort of suspension design as its SUV sibling. Strong axles are employed at the front and back, and it appears that the rear axle is coil-sprung, since there are no leaf springs nor shackles present underneath. The images likewise reveal that the truck will not have a tailgate-mounted extra tire like the SUV. Instead, it will have a more traditional truck area below the bed.
Few other brand-new details can be seen from the spy pictures. This prototype sports the very same production-style bed we’ve previously seen. The pictures also actually show just for how long this Wrangler pickup is. With such a long wheelbase and rear overhang, the pickup will have more trouble with hills than the bed-less versions. Naturally, it will likewise be able to carry more than those Wranglers.
The brand-new Jeep Wrangler supposedly will provide the choice of FCA’s brand-new 2.0-liter turbocharged “Hurricane” 4-cylinder that’s rumored to establish near to 300 horse power and be backed by a new 8-speed automated along with the well-proven 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. A turbodiesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains also are believed to be in the pipeline. While the standard Wrangler household will go into production late this year, the Pickup construct won’t start up until 2019. All Wrangler variants will be put together at the freshly upgraded Jeep center in Toledo, Ohio.
We expect it go on sale in late 2019 based on previous reports.