Production of the Jeep Wrangler based pickup truck will kick off sometime in late 2019, Jeep brand boss Mike Manley has revealed to The Detroit News.
Earlier this year the production schedule for the Jeep Wrangler JL made its way online, revealing production of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL two-door and four-door Wrangler Unlimited will kick off on November 13th, 2017. The Wrangler JK is to remain in production alongside the newer Wrangler JL until March 30th, 2018.
Following the Wrangler JK’s departure, the plant will be retooled to make way for the Wrangler JL-based pickup truck. According to The Detroit News, Manley said last week he expects the majority of Wrangler pickup sales to be in North America and the Middle East. The brand is currently making a pass at markets all over the world, however, so it seems likely other key markets in South America, Asia and Europe may receive the pickup as well.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL SUV will debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.