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I read today that the Jeep pickup will happen but it may not be based on the Wrangler.

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Mike Allen, the company's head of design, told Australian website Motoring that officials talk about the on-again, off-again truck on a regular basis. However, the pickup still has several obstacles to clear before it's given the proverbial green light for production.

One of the issues is simply deciding that form the pickup will take. The first option that Jeep is looking at is launching a truck that's essentially a long-wheelbase version of the next Wrangler fitted with a pickup bed. If that route is chosen, the model will most likely end up looking a lot like the CJ-8 that was built during the 1980s and the Gladiator concept (pictured) that was shown in Detroit a decade ago.

The second option on the table is to launch the truck as a standalone, leisure-oriented model that puts a bigger focus on play than on work. It wouldn't be as affordable to build as a Wrangler-based pickup, but it would reach a much wider audience around the world. Global appeal is a big priority for Jeep as it prepares to conquer new markets.
Regardless, I am sure it will be a good vehicle. It's the pickup that's the important part, not it being based on the Wrangler.

Jeep pickup still on the table, might not be Wrangler-based | LeftLaneNews



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