Jeep has confirmed it is working on a four-door Jeep pickup truck.
At the 2016 Moab Easter Jeep Safari, the company brought out numerous concepts, one of which was the Crew Chief. In an interview with Outside, head of Jeep design Mark Allen hinted that the Wrangler-based pickup will be heavily influenced by the Crew Chief, which sports four doors. “We’re finally going to get to do a pickup truck,” he said. “I can’t explain too much, but there may be things you see on the Crew Chief that you might see on that truck.”
Hinting that it will be a four-door Jeep pickup truck, Allen added, “Oddly enough though, we’ve never done a crew cab pickup before. Hint, hint.” He went on to confirm at least one thing that’s found in the Crew Chief concept that won’t make its way to production: the stamped tailgate logo. According to Allen, “they’re just fraught with quality issues” and while there will be something on the tailgate, it just won’t be stamped into the panel.
Earlier this year, the American automaker confirmed that the next-generation Jeep Wrangler would offer diesel, hybrid and pickup truck variants. The next-generation Wrangler is set to debut in 2017.
[Source: Outside Online]
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