Jeep has had the idea of a pickup truck for 11 years now! First shown off in Detroit, the Gladiator was quite the head turner and got us off-road, and Jeep enthusiasts all giddy inside knowing the American manufacturer is considering the body style.
But as the years went by, we got nothing. Apart from various teases from different Easter Jamboree’s, an actual pickup never materialised. That was until Jeep finally confirmed that a pick is on its way, and these spy shots bring back those tingly feelings once again.
Constructed from aluminium and other materials, the American icon continues with iconic boxy styling, separating the body types is, of course, the bed and the longer wheelbase. Expect no changes to the rugged off-road ability the brand is known for. Interior options will remain identical with the only addition being a button for the bed light.
Power plants are unknown as of now. However, six cylinders under the hood are inevitable with the possible chance of Jeep’s new turbocharged four-cylinder motor being available. Rumours also have the pick-up receiving hybrid and diesel powertrains. Powering all four corners is a choice between a six-speed manual or an eight-speed manual.
Jeep Wrangler pickup models are expected to arrive in mid-2017 as a 2018 model with an unknown starting price. Now we’ll wait until the Wrangler Trailcat spy shots roll in.
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