Jeep Wrangler JT Pickup Truck Spotted with Production-Style Bed
The first time we saw images of a Wrangler-based pickup truck a little less than a year ago, the images were enticing but the bed looked like it was borrowed from a Ram truck and it didn’t seem like it was ready for production. These newest images, the we’ve seen in nine months, look more like a production-ready Jeep!
This new prototype Wrangler pickup has the wheels centered in the wheel wells, the bed looks properly proportioned to the bed, and the lines look far more dialed in. The vehicle in the photos is four-door Unlimited model and, judging by the tires and wheels, it looks as though it is a Rubicon model.
Jeep hasn’t produced any sort of pickup since the Comanche in 1992. Since then, Chrysler has floated the idea of a Wrangler pickup with the Gladiator concept in 2005, and the J-12 concept at the 2012 Moab Easter Jeep Safari.
Codenamed “JL,” the regular 2018 Wrangler will start production in Q4 of 2017. The Wrangler pickup, codenamed “JT,” has been delayed until later in 2019. Both will be built at the Toledo, OH plant. The entire Wrangler lineup will be riding on a new chassis, and feature more weight-saving materials. It’s been reported there will be only limited use of aluminum in the body.
The new Wrangler will be offered with a 2.0L, turbocharged four-cylinder, a 3.6L V6, and a turbo diesel. There are also rumors of a plug-in hybrid variant.