Follow Viknesh Add to circle2005 Jeep Gladiator concept Enlarge PhotoJeep in January confirmed that a pickup truck will be added to its lineup. Previous Jeep pickups have included the Comanche, Gladiator (later J-Series) and original Willys Jeep Truck. Now its CEO Mike Manley has confirmed to The Detroit News that the pickup will enter production in late 2019. The later than expected arrival for the pickup could be due to Jeep already having a full plate. That’s significantly later than previously thought as the vehicle it will be based on, Jeep’s redesigned “JL” Wrangler, will arrive towards the end of this year.
The next Jeep Wrangler could be a self-driving hybrid
“We’re studying a hybrid Wrangler,” Jeep brand boss Michael Manley told us at the Geneva motor show. Or does the Wrangler need to evolve in the face of a revolutionised Defender? Jeep acknowledges it has a bit of an open goal with the Wrangler while the Land Rover Defender is off sale. You want to make sure you fulfil what your customers demand as well as comply with the various regulations around the world. “For Jeep, what’s important is that various levels of autonomy are discretionary to the owner.
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