Unfortunately, the heavily-anticipated Jeep pickup will be delayed until late 2019. Originally slated to debut in 2018, Jeep head Mike Manley has stated that the pickup will not begin production until late 2019, according to The Detroit News. Jeep is currently sifting through beloved model names like Comanche, Gladiator and Willys Jeep Truck to find the perfect name, but the 2005 concept makes us believe the Gladiator may be a winning name. The Jeep pickup will most likely undergo production in the FCA Toledo, Ohio plant since the Wrangler is built there and FCA plans to move the Cherokee (currently built in Toledo) to FCA’s Belvidere Assembly Plant to free up space in Toledo. It is unclear exactly why Jeep has decided to postpone the Wrangler-based pickup, but it may be due to the recent debut of the all-new Compass as well as the current Grand Wagoneer project.
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Jeep Pickup Won’t Be Here Until Late 2019
The new Jeep Wrangler pickup is expected to cost a little more than competing trucks, but given the premium Jeep gets away with for its current Wrangler, this isn’t likely to impede sales. CARS.COM — Jeep’s long-rumored mid-size pickup truck based on the next-generation Wrangler is reportedly now slated for a late 2019 debut, just in time to bring it to market against the new Ford Ranger. The last time Jeep offered a pickup was the Cherokee-based Comanche, built from 1985-92, but several companies, such as AEV, have offered aftermarket conversions to create one out of a Wrangler Unlimited (for a hefty fee). Related: Ultimate Jeep Head-to-Head: Wrangler Rubicon Versus Grand Cherokee TrailhawkAccording to The Detroit News, Jeep brand boss Mike Manley has confirmed that production of the new truck will begin at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio, in late 2019, or nearly two years after the debut of the next-generation Wrangler that’s planned for the end of 2017. FCA’s Mopar division has even offered a conversion kit, the JK-8, for the do-it-yourselfer who wants to bolt a pickup bed and top to a Wrangler Unlimited.
Jeep says it will start producing a pickup truck based on the Wrangler in late 2019. Rumors about FCA bringing back a Jeep pickup truck circulated for years, before Automotive News finally confirmed the plans back in 2015. Courtesy of FCAJeep Will Be Back in the Pickup Truck Business by 2019Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will start producing a Jeep pickup based off the Wrangler in late 2019, the first time the brand has produced a truck in more than 25 years. The automaker also said at the time it might move production of its Ram heavy-duty pickup truck to Michigan from Mexico. A 1982 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler.
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