Jeep is definitely bringing its all-new Wrangler to the Los Angeles auto show, but the pickup truck options will likely have to wait a little bit more. The car manufacturer is still doing road and off-road testing with a completely camouflaged model, which means that it’s not going to be revealed soon. Even though it’s known as the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck, the vehicle will likely lose the nameplate in favor of the Scrambler name. No matter how it’s going to be named, the truck will definitely make a statement, especially when we know that’s coming along with it.
2019 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck: Design and Specs
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck will share most of the styling cues with the new generation Wrangler SUV, though the camouflaged prototypes resemble the Gladiator concept as well. Truck’s front end sports a pair of rounded headlights with LED running lamps and a seven-slot grille, plus a pronounced front bumper, which seems to feature some hooks too. According to the latest rumors, the carmaker will offer both soft and hard-top roof, while the cabin configuration should be limited to a four-door crew-cab. The pickup truck will be a longer option from the SUV sibling It will reportedly add around 33 inches in length.
Engine Options and Transmissions
Aside it’s going to share the design with the 2018 Wrangler, the pickup truck will also use the same architecture. The producer will employ some aluminum, but don’t expect as much as features the Ford F-150. The new underpinning will also be compatible with a range of engine options. We don’t know how generous will be the manufacturer, but we definitely expect both gasoline and diesel options, while the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Pickup could also add a hybrid sometime later. As for the oil-chugging, it will rely on a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel unit, which will develop 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.
The gasoline version will probably get two choices. The carmaker won’t skip the chance to offer the iconic 3.6-liter V-6, which will be updated this year. The second option will be an all-new 2.0-liter Hurricane that’s going to produce around 300 horsepower. The all-new truck will have rear- and all-wheel-drive systems, which will get power via a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto transmissions. If the truck becomes popular, and we think it’s going to be, Jeep will probably add a hybrid unit as well.
Price and Arrival
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck will appear next year with a starting price a bit south from $30,000. At least we think so.