The FiatChrysler group is gearing up to launch a new range of the vehicle, even after the company has unveiled the new range of Jeep lineup. The rumors of the car giant launching a pickup truck seem to be based on truth from some new developments. In recent times, the test prototype of a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup has been spied on roads.
While the test vehicles were heavily padded and covered the spy shots do give some hints at design styling and cabin. Furthermore, this model is currently testing in Santa Monica, California.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup may be offered with hard and soft top versions
The majority of car makers including luxury vehicle makers are serious about having a presence in the pickup segment. Behemoths like Mercedes and Tesla have confirmed their pickup models already. So, FCA would not like to sit idle.
The spy shots of the upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup indicate it will not be a run of the mill truck. The model may come with a soft canvas top which is either foldable or removable. If the final model has this, it will be actually the first true convertible truck in the USA after the Chevrolet SSR. The latter was discontinued a decade ago. The company, however, may offer both hard and soft top versions.
Not all details regarding its design are clear, it may come in some trim choices like the Wrangler SUV it is based on. Some sites indicate the truck may get name Scrambler though the company is yet to confirm it. Overall, the test model looks like a vehicle based on the popular 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Interior and Amenities
The cabin of this model will be stylish and spacious. The focus will be on utility through the style factor will not be overlooked either. It will have a sleek dashboard and enough storage options for keeping small items.
This model may be laden with good amenities. The new iteration of FCA’s popular UConnect infotainment setup will be there. The facilities like GPS and Bluetooth will be there. We also expect large-sized color touch display unit. Sunroof and a premium sound system will be probably optional.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Engine Specs and Safety Features
While FCA is keeping the details of 2018 Jeep Wrangler pickup under wraps, it is expected that the vehicle will sport some of the engines used in the Jeep SUVs. The same can be true about the suspension. It may get either a gas-powered V6 or the turbo diesel engine with better output.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup will also get lots of safety features, including those present in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler SUV. However, the safety technologies like adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning will be optional. FCA may also offer these advanced features as part of packages.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Price and Availability
The exact price of upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup truck is unknown. However, it should be upwards of $30.000. The release date may be in late 2018 or early 2019.