Codenamed “JT,” this new Wrangler Pickup will be constructed off of the exact same new architecture set to underpin the upgraded 2018 Jeep Wrangler which brings a “JL” internal designation. While the platform will incorporate a substantially higher portion of weight-saving products, it’s expected to rely more on high-strength steel than aluminum to assist trim those extra pounds.
The majority of the spy shots we’ve received of the Wrangler pickup have been from a bird’s- eye perspective. Nevertheless this time, one of our spy professional photographers got up close to the truck at ground level. The brand-new view shows us some fascinating information regarding the truck’s suspension, along with the placement of the extra tire.
Right away apparent is that the Wrangler pickup will have the very same sort of suspension design as its SUV sibling. Solid axles are utilized at the front and back, and it appears that the rear axle is coil-sprung, given that there are no leaf springs nor shackles present underneath. The pictures also reveal that the truck will not have a tailgate-mounted spare tire like the SUV. Rather, it will have a more traditional truck area beneath the bed.
Couple of other new information can be seen from the spy images. This model sports the very same production-style bed we’ve formerly seen. The images likewise really reveal simply the length of time this Wrangler pickup is. With such a long wheelbase and rear overhang, the pickup will have more problem with hills than the bed-less versions. Obviously, it will also be able to carry more than those Wranglers.
The brand-new Jeep Wrangler apparently will offer the choice of FCA’s brand-new 2.0-liter turbocharged “Hurricane” 4-cylinder that’s reported to develop near 300 horse power and be backed by a new 8-speed automatic along with the well-proven 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. A turbodiesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains also are thought to be in the pipeline. While the standard Wrangler household will get in production late this year, the Pickup construct won’t start till 2019. All Wrangler variants will be assembled at the recently updated Jeep facility in Toledo, Ohio.
We expect it go on sale in late 2019 based upon previous reports.