Automobile companies are putting their focus on truck segment more than ever before and that includes luxury carmakers too. Off-beat companies like Tesla have not been able to resist the temptation as well. So, how can FCA watch other having fun? The rumors of the company launching a truck under the Jeep brand seem to be true. Of late, the test model of the upcoming 2019 Jeep Scrambler has been caught on spy cameras.
As per industry buzz, the upcoming Jeep pickup truck will be called Scrambler. The images of the Scrambler pickup indicate influences taken from the Wrangler SUV sold by Jeep. Some details are yet to be clear though a 2019 release date is expected. Furthermore, the new Jeep Scrambler is based on the original model CJ-7 produced in late 1981 through 1986.
2019 Jeep Scrambler Design and Styling
The test model of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler pickup truck was covered in padding but the layers could not exactly hide the design and styling. The truck will probably sit on the Wrangler Unlimited platform. The final model may have some changes. However, the round headlamps and seven-slat grille are likely to be stylish as per image. Furthermore, we expect this model in various trims.
However, FCA may offer an off-road ready version of the truck. Whether it gets a hard top or soft top remains to be seen. FCA may also use aluminum and lightweight stele in the body to keep overall weights under a limit. This is what most other carmakers are doing for their pickup models.
The cabin of the newest model will be based on the Wrangler Unlimited model as well. So, seating capacity of 4-5 adults is likely. The design will be focused more on utility than luxury though FCA may offer customization options and some amenities. Cargo space will be abundant. We also expect few colors options in the interior and lots of new technology.
The upcoming Jeep Scrambler pickup truck will get several safety technologies. Airbags and rearview camera may be standard and hill start assist may be there by default.
However, some advanced safety tech like adaptive cruise control and alone keep assist may come in the packages. Amenities like multi-zone climate control, premium sound system and sunroof may be there as an option.
2019 Jeep Scrambler Engine Expectations
While the details of the powertrain to be used in the upcoming Jeep Scrambler pickup truck is unclear. The industry buzz is pointing at the possibility of the engines used in the 2018 Wrangler lineup.
The V6 Pentastar engine may be under the hood after modifications to suit truck usage needs. The company may also offer a 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine under its hood. Furthermore, we also expect an eight-speed automatic gearbox and AWD setup.
Fuel Economy and Towing Capacity
Fuel economy will be on par with the most segment rivals and same can be true of its towing capacity. Unfortunately, we dont have official numbers about fuel economy. The model-like JL Wrangler comes with the 5×8 cargo trailer, while the newest 2019 Jeep Scrambler posses much bigger twin axle trailer that scores around 7,000-pound maximum capacity.
In this section, the 2019 Jeep Scrambler will rival Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado models that comes with 6,800 and 7,700-pound towing capacity.
2019 Jeep Scrambler Price and Availability
The exact pricing and release date of the upcoming 2019 Jeep Scrambler pickup truck is unknown. However, we expect the price of around $40.000 range. According to the website Motor1 the Jeep Wrangler pickup will begin production in late 2018 with the release date in April 2019.
Summing it up
The upcoming 2019 Jeep Scrambler pickup truck is FCA’s new weapon to compete in the lucrative midsized pickup segment. It will fight it out with the likes of Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado.