A version of a Jeep pickup shown to Chrysler dealers during a recent dealers meeting in Orlando, Fla., has been greenlit for production, according to PickupTrucks.com sources.
Industry sources have told us that production of the Jeep pickup is expected to start in the third quarter of 2011, with the pickup badged as a 2012 model. It’s said to be based on the four-door Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited platform but with a two-door regular cab configuration with extra space behind the front seats for storage.
Jeep hasn't offered a pickup for sale to consumers in North America since the 1992 Jeep Comanche ended production.
Manley told PickupTrucks.com in June that he was interested in small pickup trucks because of their popularity worldwide.
Todd Goyer, head of Jeep brand communication and product planning, said the company had no comment about the news of a Jeep pickup.
Our friends at FourWheeler are hearing similar rumblings about a Jeep pickup.