The new Jeep Wrangler pickup will carry the resurrected Scrambler name, come with a diesel option, a beefed-up rear axle, and a removable top, according to several news reports.
The Scrambler name harkens back to the glorious 1980s when the original Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler was available as a lifestyle truck option from model years 1981-86.
JL Wrangler Forums users on Tuesday were sharing images believed to be legit insider specs from the 2019 Jeep Scrambler show the new truck frame to be 205 inches, which is 33 inches longer than a current four-door JK Wrangler Unlimited frame, according to an Autoweek report.
A 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 engine has been confirmed, but other engine options and powertrain details remain a mystery. According to the Autoweek story, the transmission hasn’t been identified, but will be connected to a Dana 12-bolt rear axle (current Jeep Wranglers have an eight-bolt Dana 44). There’s speculation that it could be the Dana 60.
The Scrambler appears to have two removable hardtop options (three pieces each)—in either black or body-color. The new Scrambler will also offer the black Sunrider soft top as an option.