The pickup truck segment is hot. The Jeep brand is hot. In 2019, the two will collide when Jeep reveals a pickup truck model based on the Jeep Wrangler. While that’s still some time away, leaked information gives us a few clues as to what to expect from the truck.
Foremost, the truck is expected to be called the Jeep Scrambler, per sources from the Jeep Scrambler Forum, which also dug up the pickup’s chassis code—JT— along with a number of parts. The information reveals a soft- and hard-top option just like the Wrangler. The hard top, in particular, is said to come apart in three pieces, also like the Wrangler.
A few other nuggets of information were revealed as well. The Scrambler pickup’s frame is rumored to measure in 33 inches longer than the Wrangler to support its truck proportions, and the axles are likely beefier to support greater payloads over the Wrangler.
Jeep boss Mike Manley revealed earlier this year that the Jeep pickup truck should enter production sometime in 2019.