The pickup truck segment is being deemed as a profitable segment by most car manufacturers. From GM to Toyota, every major car manufacturer is launching new models or releasing spruced up version of existing models. So, FCA is treading on the same path with the newest model 2020 Jeep Scrambler.
The speculation of the company launching a Jeep Wrangler-based pickup truck is actually true. In recent times, the upcoming Jeep-branded pickup has been spotted testing.
2020 Jeep Scrambler will use steel and aluminum in the body
The spy shots of 2020 Jeep Scrambler are now out on the web and there are also some rendering photos. The pickup may be called Scrambler- as per industry sources. The spy shots indicate the truck may come with a removable soft top through a hardtop may also be offered as an option. It is not clear if the truck will be released in a few trims.
This is going to be a mid-sized truck without much focus on tackling off-roads. Some design traits may be taken from the company’s Crew Chief 715 concept, showcased back in 2016. It will have a crew cab setup. So, the size may be close to that of Chevy Colorado. It may have a fair amount of lightweight steel and aluminum in the body. This is what most truck makers are doing these days and so FCA should follow suit.
2020 Jeep Scrambler interior appearance and safety
The cabin of 2020 Jeep Scrambler truck may be inspired by the Wrangler SUV. It will have 4- 5 seats and the cabin will be spacious for its class. The material quality should be upscale and FCA should offer some customization choices too.
The upcoming Jeep Scrambler pickup truck will get enough safety technologies. It will get its safety features from the new Wrangler Unlimited SUV. Some advanced features like automatic emergency braking and the radar-based cruise control may be offered as an option.
Amenities like 2 zone climate control, a sunroof and a premium surround sound setup may be offered in the vehicle. FCA will also offer a new edition of its UConnect infotainment setup with large touch display unit. It will have support for Bluetooth and Smartphone OS.
2020 Jeep Scrambler powertrain details
The details of the powertrain to be used in the 2020 Jeep Scrambler are unclear. However, industry expert thinks the truck will be powered by a turbo diesel 3.0-liter V-6 engine. A 2.0L I-4 Hurricane engine may also be there under the hood.
However, FCA has not broken its silence on the issue. The engines may be paired with a new eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox. However, information on fuel economy is scarce. Buzz is there that a hybrid powertrain may be offered later. Nothing is known on its towing capacity and payload.
2020 Jeep Scrambler price and availability
The exact price of the upcoming 2020 Jeep Scrambler pickup truck is unknown though it could be around $30.000. The release date can be in late 2019.
Summing it up
There is much excitement regarding the 2020 Jeep Scrambler. The design seems enticing and the cabin will also be sleek. Certain details are yet to be known but it has the potential to be a hit.