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 |  Sep 17 2010, 9:41 AM

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Earlier this week Jeep hinted at expanding its product lineup by building a pickup truck and according to the latest reports, the new model has officially been given the green light.

The vehicle in question is said to resemble the 2005 Jeep Gladiator concept, using the Wrangler Unlimited platform but with two-doors and a bed in the rear. Said to be headed into production in 2011, it should arrive on dealer lots in 2012.

PickupTrucks.com reports that Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley has expressed interest in the past in building a small pickup, due to their popularity throughout the world. Plus, the creation of a small pickup for the Jeep brand would certainly work with Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne’s plan to expand the Chrysler brands internationally.

Jeep hasn’t offered a pickup model since the Jeep Comanche ended production in 1992.

GALLERY: Jeep Gladiator Concept

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[Source: PickupTrucks.com]

  • Greg Dolganiuk

    I own a jeep wrangler sahara 4 door unlimited, and this truck on the road would be awsome (sick) can’t wait, I just hope that the jeep suits (CEOs) realize the need and demand for a diesel, I’d rather a diesel than a hemi, anyways that’s my two cents, Greg, Milton, Ontario

  • bob

    Great truck & long overdue. Would be nice to see a “hybrid” or “diesel” version!!!

  • paul

    Cant wait for this!!!

  • Anth

    They could really see some huge sales with a optional diesel!! with me being a owner

  • Ross in K.C., Mo.

    Hope they concider a Quad Cab. I love my Quad Cab Dakota!

  • Ross in K.C., Mo.

    I hope they concider a Quad Cab. I love my Dakota Quad Cab!

  • Blake

    I own a 2006 Dakota and would buy one of these in a heart beat to replace it. I was bummed when Jeep stopped making trucks in 1991.