Jeep Wrangler Pickup Spied Looking Production Ready

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The all-new Jeep Wrangler pickup truck is getting closer to becoming a reality. 

A new set of spy photos shows Jeep is hard at work developing its new small pickup, which looks more production ready than the last time we saw a prototype in the summer of 2016.

The bed seen in these photos appears to be production ready, while the wheels now look properly centered in the wells, something that was’t present in the last prototype. This Wrangler pickup is a four-door Unlimited model and judging by the beefier tires, it’s likely a Rubicon trim.

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The new 2018 Wrangler will begin production at the end of 2017, while the pickup truck will reportedly hit the market in late 2019. An all-new frame with plenty of weight-saving material will be used to underpin the Wrangler, with plenty of aluminum going into the body panels.

As for powerplants, expect a turbocharged four-cylinder engine to be the base option, while a 3.6-liter V6 and a six-cylinder diesel are offered as options. A plug-in hybrid variant could be in the cards as well.

Discuss this story at our Jeep Forum

  • Dean Hebert

    Hummer H2, anyone?

  • VulpineMac

    This thing is going to be anything BUT small. And I sure as heck don’t need four full doors. Don’t want ’em either. I want an extended cab with usable cargo space behind the front seats.

  • VulpineMac

    Don’t you mean H2T? Even then, this will have a lot more bed than that Hummer ever did.

  • Dean Hebert

    More bed than the H2 truck; but less than my Ford Ranger. Jeep got it right with the Gladiator concept truck in 2005. I guess more buyers want the four doors and full back seat, but it sure would be nice to get something with the extra-cab and longer bed that the Gladiator had.

  • ib12541

    still rather have a Scrambler.

  • RB

    It’s evolving, but it looks huge! I would have been happy to see the old Gladiator concept produced. The extended cab just looks so much better. This four door version will probably be popular, considering how the JKU took off, but personally I would rather have the Gladiator.
    Who knows, maybe they’re make both versions.

  • Alan

    Bout time.

  • Alan

    Build one, not hard to do.

  • VulpineMac

    I’ll agree with you, Dean. The Gladiator concept from ’05 is almost the ideal concept for me.

  • David Gray

    It’s too big. Thats why I building my own V8, TJ, Wrangler truck.

  • David Williams

    It’s a truck version. That’s why it’s going to be big

  • David Williams

    Curious to see what it compares to as far as trucks go