2018 Jeep Wrangler To Get ‘Picked Up’

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Part of a major sales expansion, Jeep is building a business case to build and sell a new pickup variant of the Wrangler off-roader. Jeep could add this to their range of portfolio in 2018.

The American iconic brand is seriously considering the model for the UK region and will be positioned more of a lifestyle model rather from a sales point of view. When launched, it will be the first pickup from Jeep since the termination of the Comanche in 1992.

Jeep is rumoured to power the Wrangler pick-up with engines including a 3.6-litre V6, a 2.0-litre turbo four, or possibly a diesel.

Doing the gearbox duty will either be a six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic which will send the power to a rear- or a four-wheel drive.

The new Jeep Wrangler Pickup will switch to the new architecture next year, same as the body-on-frame, with the frame is all new and clad with aluminum panels.

The pickup bed could be in the length of five-feet and the a double cabin setup rather than a single. The famed seven-slot grille seems get the spacing between them bigger and could be attributed to goal of improving Wrangler's traditionally poor aerodynamics.

With the improvement of aerodynamics, the new Wrangler will be efficient while retaining its traditional styling cues that it's famous for.

The Jeep Wrangler Pickup is expected to launch in 2018 or in 2019, while the two-door and four-door Wrangler will be launched in 2018 coinciding with the launch of Land Rover's new Defender.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 11:06 [IST]
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