It’s not very difficult to picture the Jeep Wrangler pickup, as camouflaged test vehicles have failed to cloak this brawny truck’s unmistakable shape. But for those who cannot wait another year, a Photoshop wiz at JeepScramblerForums.com has just posted some realistic renderings.
The Scrambler, as it’s supposed to be called, is based on the four-door JL-generation Wrangler which debuted in November. While Jeep has been selling Mopar pickup conversion kits for the previous JK Wrangler, this is the first factory Jeep pickup since the Cherokee-based Commanche departed after the 1992 model year.
It’s nearly three feet longer than the Wrangler Unlimited. It’s also going to be a convertible.
Aside from Jeep’s zippered soft top---the first soft top convertible pickup since the 1991 Dodge Dakota, although the last convertible pickup on sale was the hardtop 2006 Chevrolet SSR---the usual three-piece hardtop with the removable roof sections will also be available in black or body color. A turbodiesel V-6 is so far confirmed, which has yet to be installed in the current Wrangler. Likely, the Wrangler’s gas 3.6-liter V-6 will also be available, as will both the six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions.
Dealers will begin stocking the Scrambler by April 2019, according to Automotive News, which is more than a year later than Fiat Chrysler had promised when official news of the truck broke in 2016.