The Jeep Wrangler-Based Pickup Truck Will Probably Look Like This
Now that we’ve seen the Jeep Wrangler JL in full, it’s easier to imagine what the pickup version will look like when it finally arrives next year. But thanks to the folks at Jeep Scrambler Forum, you don’t have to use your imagination at all anymore. These latest renderings give an idea of what to expect from the truck bed-equipped variant of the Wrangler, and we think they’re pretty close to the final version.
The Jeep Wrangler pickup, rumored to be named Scrambler, is said to use a frame that’s longer than the one underpinning the Wrangler Unlimited. That additional length is evident in these renders, which move the axle farther aft of the rear doors. Not surprisingly, the front end carries over virtually unchanged from the JL, as do the taillights with hourglass-shaped LED accents. Jeep Scrambler Forum couldn’t decide whether Jeep would slap the Scrambler name or the iconic Jeep logo onto the tailgate, so it rendered the truck with both. It appears these renders also feature the rumored removable top, which is said to be an option on the Scrambler.
Exact specs on the Wrangler-based pickup remain unknown, but we do know a few things from leaks and spy shots. Previous reports point to FCA’s 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 being an option on the truck variant, but so far there has been little evidence to show the Wrangler’s gasoline 2.0-liter turbo-four or 3.0-liter Pentastar V-6 will make it over to the Scrambler. The Wrangler pickup is also expected to receive a beefier Dana 12-bolt rear axle, and spy shots suggest the rear suspension shares design elements with the Ram 1500.
Automotive News reported recently that the Wrangler-based pickup will arrive in dealer showrooms by April 2019, with production scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. That means it won’t be long until we see the actual Jeep truck and learn its true name. Until then, enjoy these highly plausible renderings.