Jeep Gladiator Truck Concept

Jeep Gladiator concept from 2005. (image courtesy of

After months of uncertainty, Fiat Chrysler announced today that production of the Jeep Wrangler will remain at its historic home in Toledo, OH.

But that wasn’t the big news in our estimation.

According to Automotive News, Jeep will soon make a Wrangler-based pickup in Toledo as well. This is great news for Jeep enthusiasts who have wished for a Wrangler pickup since seeing the Jeep Gladiator concept back in 2005. That Gladiator concept was built on a Ram 1500 frame and featured Wrangler styling. It’s unknown whether this truck would be built on a similar platform as the Gladiator or designed to compete with the smaller Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon (as well as the possible return of the Ford Ranger) for midsize truck supremacy.

The report says the Wrangler pickup would likely debut in 2017 or 2018.

In other news, Fiat Chrysler announced that Jeep Cherokee production would be moving out of Toledo, presumably to expand production of the Wrangler (and maybe its truck counterpart.)

Stay tuned…


Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.