Jeep has officially announced they will release a truck based on their popular Wrangler model in late 2017.
According to The Detroit News:
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed Monday that the pickup will be produced in Toledo, alongside the next-generation Wrangler.
“Sergio and I work very, very closely on the Jeep product portfolio, and both of us have been a fan of a potential Wrangler pickup …
“For me, there is a historical place in our lineup for it.”
In recent years, Jeep has played with the idea of a pickup through concept models. The most well-known are the Jeep J-12 produced for the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari off-roading event in 2012, and the Jeep Gladiator based on the Jeep Wrangler platform that debuted at the 2005 Detroit auto show.
What the new truck will look is still up in the air, but you only have to look at the photos throughout this article to get an idea of possibilities based on past concept and custom vehicles.
Of course, it will be competing with the new Ford Bronco concept that looks pretty epic.