2019 Jeep Pickup: Spied

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There's plenty of speculation about the all-new 2019 Jeep pickup, but it looks like there are many clues in the design and capabilities of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The big questions are how much will it carry and how much will it be able to tow? Other players in the mid-size pickup class — such as the Honda Ridgeline, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma — can carry upward of 1,500 pounds. The best gross vehicle weight rating any Wrangler can muster is just more than 6,000 pounds. That might not be enough for mid-size buyers. We'll have to wait and see.

Meanwhile, here's what our spy shooters just sent us:

"These are best shots yet of the 2019 Jeep pickup truck testing on public roads.

"The return of the Jeep pickup has long been rumored, but we're now getting more up-close shots of what it will look like. It's expected to be based on an extended version of the long-wheelbase Wrangler Unlimited platform, with similar front-end and interior styling and traditional Jeep styling at the rear. Expect it to be similar in size to a Colorado or Tacoma, competing in the mid-size pickup class and leaving plenty of breathing room for the Ram 1500 full-size pickup.

"Like the Wrangler, the pickup will adopt aluminum panels to save weight while still allowing for good hauling and off-road capabilities. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and an eight-speed automatic are likely to be the mainstream powertrain, but we're told a 48-volt belt-drive hybrid will be added later. The diesel is a question mark at this point.

"Jeep is rumored to have picked the historic Scrambler name for the pickup. Expect to see it later this year, with an on-sale date likely in the first quarter of 2019."

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Comments

looks cool/good so far

Very cool, needs a diesel!!

-CT

Looks good I just wish the bed would be a little longer, right now the proportions look off.

A single-cab option would look sharp. I know, they will sell more four-door trucks, but there is still a market for a single cab.

Oh oh....square wheel wells....wonder how much bit___ing that will bring.

Potentially a great looking rig. I love the squarish / angular wheel well openings which give it an aggressive look.

JUNK JUST LIKE THE GARBAGE MOTORS TWIN SISTERS.

JUNK JUST LIKE THE GARBAGE MOTORS TWIN SISTERS.

If this is really it, then what the hell took so long?

Looks like they added a pickup bed to an existing product, something a halfway talented guy could do in his garage over a three day weekend.

The drivetrain options are ho hum. Hybrid??? Since when has anybody been clamoring for a hybrid mid size?

Count me not impressed. I had been hoping to see something reminiscent of the great Jeep trucks of yesteryear.

Why is the frame so low? , most people get a jeep for off road use.

I really like the usefulness of this pick up, put in a diesel and it will be awesome. Can't wait to see them on the road.

I have always had Jeeps but glad I did not wait for this to come out. Love my ZR2

Looks way better then any of that girly Furd trash! Good job FCA!

BUT GARBAGE MOTORS IS THE WORST OF ALL THE THREE. I WOULD RATHER BUY A (SMART FOR TWO) THAN A GARBAGE MOTORS PRODUCT. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

What a goofy looking thing. Terrible looking

On second thought, they copied Chevy, just like Ram did on their 19'.

Looks pretty good. Need to do something about covering that frame tho, maybe drop the body panels lower.

@GMSRGREAT..., You have managed to alienate yourself pretty well..., The only people left for you to talk to are the characters you make-up...

It's gonna tow and haul more than a wrangler because it will have a ram 1500 derived suspension. Love the fact that it has Goodyear Wrangler tires on a wrangler pickup lol.

When is PUTC going to start counting Jeeps as trucks?? They are body on frame.

Those are trapezoid wheel wells not square.

All vehicles that come from the big 3 are for on road 4x4. On road snow, mud, sleet and rain. That is their main focus.

A Wrangler with a bed... no thank you!

Better not high-center it, those torque rods will break off-road!

@papa jim--You did read this article otherwise you missed that the regular power train includes a 3.6 Penstar V-6 with an 8 speed automatic with a hybrid to come latter meaning the Penstar will be the primary engine. The Penstar is a solid engine. This truck should sell reasonably well to Jeep enthusiasts.

@GMSRGREAT..., You have managed to alienate yourself pretty well..., The only people left for you to talk to are the characters you make-up...

Posted by: The Lawn Ranger | Jan 12, 2018 7:57:30 PM

The one character I made up and is most proud of is the lawn Ranger. Pro Ford and refuses to accept reality.

@the FAKE Jeff S

the FCA 3.6, correctly called the "Pentastar" engine, is an ok base engine for the new Jeep. A small V8 should be the upgrade motor, unless FCA is secretly hiding a 4 cylinder turbo somewhere.

This whole Jeep pickup project is pathetic if they don't do it right. It looks like it won't tow much and it's only being offered with one drivetrain package at this point. Unless they upgrade the towing capacity, there's no point in having a diesel.

Unless gas gets really expensive (hint: it won't) then hybrid makes no sense.

Strike three for Jeep

Papajim, shut your hole and don't buy one if you hate it so much. Man I'm tired of the useless comments on here.

Did you ever think people might buy it just because it looks different than everything else on the road?

Definition of Chignon:

"(slang) (vulgar) (irritating person) (Central America) (Mexico)"

At least your honest about yourself, but why so MAD all the time?
All that stress will blow out your tubes some day and you will want someone to call 911 without hesitation.

Definition of Chignon:

"(slang) (vulgar) (irritating person) (Central America) (Mexico)"

At least your honest about yourself, but why so MAD all the time?
All that stress will blow out your tubes some day and you will want someone to call 911 without hesitation.

Definition of Chignon:

"(slang) (vulgar) (irritating person) (Central America) (Mexico)"

At least your honest about yourself, but why so MAD all the time?
All that stress will blow out your tubes some day and you will want someone to call 911 without hesitation.

@millhouse

You just added to the list of useless and crude comments.

My comment was specifically directed to another reader. If you can't handle it that's tough.

For your info: Ford and FCA have both teased the market for at least the last 3 years with rumors about a mid sized truck.

The US Ranger that Ford is finally bringing to market is a mildly retread that's been available elsewhere in the world for more than 5 years.

Now Jeep (FCA) comes up with a mildly modified version of its current Wrangler 4 door that is years overdue.

I'm sure that I'm not the only one who's underwhelmed about this so called truck.

My apologies to papajim, I shouldn't have singled just you out. The comments on this forum on all topics seems to be back and forth insults and namecalling more than useful information. I don't mind friendly competition but it's pretty persistent ridicule on here.......hence why I spend much more time on other sites.

@papa jim--Have you ever driven an FCA product with a Penstar V-6? A few years ago I rented a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a Penstar V-6 and the acceleration was very very good and the performance was excellent. You don't have to have a 500 horsepower V-8 to have a good performing engine. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Penstar V-6. Do you really think that a Hemi would be any better for most people who would be buying and driving this truck. FCA could always release a Hellcat version of this truck with a Hemi at a latter date.

As for the hybrid I doubt it will sell in any large numbers. The Jeep pickup is more for those who are Jeep enthusiasts who will buy a Jeep. I doubt you would ever buy any truck that is not a full sized GM truck. I would not buy a Jeep truck but I understand that there are many others that will.

@Jeff

Go back and re-read what I wrote. It's perfectly reasonable to suggest an engine upgrade from the base model.

GM makes a TON of money charging $1000 for the 6.2 V8 over the 5.3 although they both cost GM about the SAME to build. That's called easy money AND it scratches an itch for their consumers.

@papa jim--Have you ever considered that Jeep might eventually offer a Hellcat version of this Jeep Pickup with a Hemi. That is the only way that I believe that FCA would offer a V-8 in this truck. The profit margins are greater than if they just offered a V-8 as an optional engine. Most people who would buy this truck are Jeep fans and don't really care if this truck has a V-8 or V-6 but the Mopar enthusiasts would be interested in a Hellcat version with a Hemi.

There has been well distributed documentation from Chrysler for some time pinning the payload at 1400# and towing at 6500, regardless of powertrain. There’ll be a pentastar with 6speed manual and 8speed auto and V6 ecodiesel with the 8 speed auto only.

Most people who would buy this truck are Jeep fans and don't really care if this truck has a V-8 or V-6

@Jeff S

You just described yourself. What about the rest of the buying public.

Well with all the Mexican made crap rolling out now they are desperate to find a niche!! The Patriot is the last "american made suv for jeep. And all this appears to be is a wrangler with a short bed!!! Big deal. They better hurry and release it before more people lose interest. And if this rolls out then a diesel option better be available.

@papajim

There isn’t a V8, outside the Hemi to make as an option and the packaging of a Hemi is tight. Check out the JK Hemi swaps.
The more reasoned argument would be for a V8 in the GM midsized twins as the 3.6 has less area under the torque curve and quite rev happy when towing. A 5.3 is a natural candidate as the fuel economy in a full-size is comparable.
Back to the Jeep-the 4-door wranglers sell well, without a V8.
The trucks will sell very well, seriously cutting into the GM Twins, and is history is a guide, the Rubicon will spank the ZR2.

Rear axle is too far forward, looks like the stupid Japanese utes we get in AU with far too much rear overhang. Just Google "dual cab ute bent chassis".

I hope they make a bench front seat

Read somewhere that the CEO said they were going to be "Expensive, intentionally so." I waited almost two years to see if it was something I wanted to drive. But, based on what the average pickup cost today and then to hear they are going to be intentionally expensive, well time to move on; bought an F-150 and called it done.



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