We’re a couple years out from the Jeep Wrangler pickup’s start of production, but if new information on the vehicle stays true, it’s bound to shake up the mid-size truck segment.
According to a new report by Automotive News published last Friday, the Wrangler pickup, which Jeep might call “Scrambler,” will offer an optional soft-top roof much like the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. Just like the off-road SUV, the roof will be removable and can be lowered, per the report.
Should Jeep outfit the Scrambler with such an option, it will mark a very different kind of mid-size truck. Currently, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon represent some of the most popular options. Ditto for the Toyota Tacoma. None of the trucks house Jeep’s brand cache, however. With utility and some of Jeep’s popular functions, the Scrambler could be the next big thing for the brand.
The Wrangler-based pickup will likely enter production late next year at the Toledo assembly plant. We know FCA will shift production at the plant to make room for the pickup, which will see the Scrambler produced on the current JK Wrangler assembly line.