We’re seriously interested about everything related to America’s (and arguably the world’s) iconic off-roader – the new generation Wrangler (JL) is just around the corner.
And with its arrival the company is also rekindling its success story in the pickup segment, because the Wrangler will be derived in such form as the JT Wrangler pickup. We know the new Wrangler is getting an evolutionary design – from the numerous leaks and spy shots – so it’s safe to say the Wrngler pickup is going to follow, with the normal changes needed to accommodate the bed. Both models are set to share a new interior, a major upgrade over the current Wrangler, as well as plenty of new technologies to make them modern machines.
Interestingly, according to a new report, the Wrangler pickup is going to be treated as a standalone model, even getting its own moniker. The new Wrangler-based pickup might be named “Jeep Scrambler” – a nameplate last used in 1986 for the CJ-8 pickup, and renewed as a trademark back in 2015. Just as the CJ-7 and CJ-8 did before, the new Jeep Wrangler pickup will come to life based on an extended wheelbase version of the Wrangler Unlimited architecture. This new body-on-frame platform is rumored to include lots of aluminum, in a bid to lower weight and increase efficiency. The report also discusses engine options – a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol featuring around 300 horsepower (223 kilowatts), a more powerful gasoline V6 as well as a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel.