The inbound Jeep pickup truck, which will go to into production in April of 2019, will see the revival of the ‘Scrambler’ name from Jeep, according to Autoline Daily.
The Scrambler nameplate was first used on a Jeep CJ-8 based pickup variant produced from 1981-1986. Jeep’s pickup was then called ‘Commanche’ from 1986 until it went out of production in 1992. Jeep called its larger line of pickup ‘Gladiator’, but dropped the name after 1971, eventually switching to the J2000, J3000 and J4000 names before it ended production of them in 1988.
Jeep’s new pickup has already been caught testing in the wild and will appear visually similar to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL that is to debut later this year. It should have the same engine lineup on offer as the SUV, which we suspect will consist of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, along a similar cabin layout and typical Jeep headlamps and taillamps.
It’s not clear if the Jeep Scrambler will be based on the Wrangler JL platform or if it will use a modified version of the next-generation Ram 1500’s platform. Fiat Chrysler is currently looking at moving Ram production from Mexico to the U.S. due to the Trump administrations possible trade policy changes, which would allow for it to be built near the Jeep pickup in the U.S. midwest and if the two shared as many parts as possible, it would help simplify the production of both vehicles.