Jeep Wrangler-based pickup truck planned image

A new era is starting as most carmakers are getting ready to offer pickup truck vehicles.

Volkswagen has the Amarok, Nissan has the Navara, Toyota has the Hilux and Renault is working on a production version of the recently unveiled Alaskan Concept. But what about the legendary SUV builder, Jeep? Well, if you happen to be a fan of the North American based company than we have some good news for you because according to a recent report, Jeep is currently planning the development of a Wrangler-based pickup truck. The model in question is expected to be introduced in either 2017 or 2018 and it has been hinted by Sergio Marchionne.

We have no clue on what platform this will be riding or on what engines it will be getting under its hood but we do know that it will come out along with the new generation of the Wrangler. The current version of the SUV has been in production since 2006 and it is being put together in Toledo, Ohio, United States, and in Cairo, Egypt. The vehicle is being offered in a 2-door convertible, a 2-door SUV, a 4-door convertible and a 4-door SUV body styles. It is making use of the 2.8 liter diesel engine, the 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 and the 3.8 liter V6 unit, with transmission options including the 4-speed automatic, the 5-speed automatic sourced from Mercedes-Benz, the Chrysler 5-speed automatic and the 6-speed manual.

Via Automotive News Europe