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Jeep Confirms Wrangler Pickup Truck is Coming

 
Jeep Wrangler pickup

This is the Jeep Gladiator concept the automaker introduced in 2005. The new Jeep pickup confirmed for a late-2017 release will be based on the Jeep Wrangler platform and built at the Jeep plant in Toledo, OH. (Image/Jeep)

When the next-generation Jeep Wrangler is released in late 2017, a pickup truck version will be available in addition to the classic two-door and four-door Unlimited models.

We heard the rumor in September, and Jeep’s global chief, Mike Manley, just confirmed it to The Detroit News

“[Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne] and I work very, very closely on the Jeep product portfolio, and both of us have been a fan of a potential Wrangler pickup…,” Manley told The Detroit News. “For me, there is a historical place in our lineup for it.”

Jeep has teased a few pickup truck concepts in the past decade. The Jeep J-12, produced for the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari off-roading event in 2012, and the Jeep Gladiator (based on the Wrangler platform and shown in the above image) showcased at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, are two notable examples.

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  1. Never knew y jeep quit making them my Husband is gone now but said it they start making them again he wanted one

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