Spy Photos Reveal More About Jeep Wrangler Pickup

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Spy photographers have again caught the Jeep Wrangler pickup testing but this time, we get a better look at the tires Jeep is testing and some of the suspension design.

Earlier spy photos of the Jeep Wrangler pickup revealed the automaker testing with the same Goodyear Wrangler tires found on the standard Wrangler prototypes. But now, one of the newer prototypes are wearing Falken Wildpeak A/T tires, suggesting the company is still deciding which factory tires to go with. Unfortunately, the prototypes are still wearing heavy camouflage, and that may be the case for the coming months as the Wrangler pickup won’t debut until late next year at the earliest.

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The latest prototype is sporting four doors like the Wrangler Unlimited, but it’s a possibility Jeep will offer the truck with two doors. We likely won’t know more until more prototypes are spied testing, but the truck should arrive on the market as a 2019 model.

Meanwhile, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will enter production at the end of this year, wearing an all-new frame that takes advantage of weight-saving materials like aluminum.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Rausch Creek Rausch Creek on Jul 14, 2017

    I agree the wheelbase and overhang will hurt break over and departure angles but solid axles ease of lifting and flat fenders will easily allow 37" tires or bigger with relatively little lift to help offset some of these issues. Its not going to be nimble like a 2 door but it will still have legit wheel travel, durability and better offroad cred than most other trucks out there. The price could be a big problem if Jeep doesn't find a sweet spot.

  • Thedad Thedad on Jul 14, 2017

    looks like integrated bed like a ridgeline. so not really aimed at true truck buyers. a niche where nobody is can be a good thing. personally id like to see a full size pickup like the old J10. Give it a hellcat option and raptor buyers would look twice. I sure would.