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.

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.