The incoming Jeep pickup truck, which is to be based upon the next-generation Jeep Wrangler, has been green lit for Australia, Drive.com.au reports.
Jeep has already confirmed a pickup truck based on the next-generation of the Wrangler will arrive and will be built alongside the vehicle at Jeep’s Toledo, OH assembly plant. The automaker is currently looking to break into new markets and gain market share abroad, and sees Australia as the perfect place to sell a pickup.
“We see some good opportunity in the market as we transition into that space where customers want a multi-use tool-of-trade leisure vehicle and a car they want to use on the weekend for camping or getting into bush,” said Fiat Chrysler Australia’s product and marketing manager Zac Loo.
“And obviously Wrangler is a very unique car in the market and combining that flexibility with a ute tray will add another dimension to a product that we know is very special.”
Loo also said that the Jeep pickup would only be offered in a dual-cab bodystyle in Australia. It’s not clear if cab chassis and single-cab variants of the vehicle will be offered in North America, however Jeep has elected to offer only a dual-cab variant in Oz as it positions the truck well against other local offerings like the Ford Ranger Wildtrack.