Stop the Presses! Jeep is Going to Build a Wrangler-Based Pickup Truck
Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. All of my dreams have come true.
In an interview with The Detroit News, Mike Manley—Jeep’s global chief—confirmed that there will be a Jeep Wrangler-based pickup truck in production by 2018.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL PEOPLE!
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Rumors about a standalone Jeep pickup have been swirling for quite some time, and really—you can engineer one yourself if you try hard enough. But there’s nothing like a model that comes straight off the factory line, ripe for the picking (and aftermarket tuning).
Jeep has always played with the idea of having a pickup through a variety of concept models. The most well known would be the Jeep J-12, which was made in 2012 for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari. There was also the Wrangler-based Jeep Gladiator, which debuted back at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show.
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Now, the actual pickup will be produced in Toledo, alongside the next-generation Jeep Wrangler. It’s expected to go on sale at the end of 2017.
If this doesn’t make it feel like Christmas all over again, I’m not sure what will.
It’s likely we’ll learn more about the pickup later this month, so make sure you check back then!
News Source: The Detroit News
- Caitlin MoranEditor
A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Caitlin Moran lives in Dayton, Ohio at the moment and loves getting down and nerdy with English. After recently graduating from the University of Dayton with her Masters in English Literature, Caitlin is now combining her love of writing and cars for The News Wheel. She is also continuing her love affair with traveling, broadening her knowledge of foreign automobiles. See more articles by Caitlin.