Yes we already knew that Jeep is working on the pickup truck, and yes we announced it will be heavily based on the next generation Wrangler, but no we haven’t see the actual think until now. The testing model of what it appears to be the 2018 Jeep Wrangler pickup truck (or whatever it will be named) is finally spied and it looks really impressive.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck: Platform and Engines
Both models the Wrangles SUV and Wrangler-based pickup will use the same platform. The architecture is completely new, but still body-on-frame and uses steel frame. The most important difference is weight reduction, which is achieved with lighter materials. Yes, the 2018 Wrangler pickup truck will use plenty of aluminum, as well as some plastic parts, but don’t worry, because it will be pretty stiff and capable vehicle.
Speaking of which, the all-new truck will have some familiar and one completely new engine option. The car manufacturer will definitely offer recently upgraded 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, which will deliver up to 295 horsepower. Like we said, the mill is recently improved, so now offers around 2.7 percent better economy and impressive compression ratio – 11.3:1. Of course, the oil-burner model will use the outstanding 3.0-lier Ecodiesel that will produce 240 HP and 420 lb-ft of twist. This diesel engine will definitely make the 2018 Jeep Wrangler pickup truck very popular – it achieves quite respectable fuel economy and provides really impressive towing. Truck’s lineup will likely include an all-new 2.0-liter Hurricane engine. We don’t know much about it, but according to the latest rumors, the unit will be quite brilliant. The expected output will be around 300 horsepower, while the aluminum engine should have twin-scroll turbocharging and direct fuel injection setups. The rear-wheel drive will be the standard, but of course the carmaker will offer the all-wheel drive model too. As for the gearbox options, you can expect some king of manual, as well as the ZF eight-speed auto transmission.
Estimated Price and Arrival
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler pickup truck will be introduced after the arrival of the homonymous SUV, possibly late next year. The starting price might be around $30K, but this is just our estimate.