Nowadays, things are happening really fast in car industry. Every day we hear some interesting news. Now it is a turn for Chrysler. This company has several divisions and brands, and one of those is Jeep. This brand is known as one of the leaders in car industry, when it is about off-road vehicles. There are iconic models like Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and many others. Nowadays, company works on new model which won’t be neither crossover nor SUV, but a pickup truck. It will come based on the next-generation Wrangler, which will be redesigned in 2017. New pickup is expected to come somewhere in the same time. We still don’t know which name this model will get, so we will call it simply 2017 Jeep Pickup Truck, for now.
2017 Jeep Pickup Truck specs
We already see this type of vehicle, about 10 years ago. It was a concept pickup, based on the Wrangler, which was named Gladiator. The 2017 Jeep Pickup Truck will be also based on this iconic SUV. It will join the segment of mid-size trucks and it will compete with models like Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma. Exact details about this truck are still unknown. However, it is expected to come with all of technologies that will be implemented on next-generation Wrangler. This mostly refers on trucks body, which will be made of light materials such as aluminum and high-strength-steel.
2017 Jeep Pickup Truck redesign
When it is about exterior design, 2017 Jeep Pickup Truck will come probably with the pretty much same appearance as new Wrangler, except it will come in pickup form. It is unknown in which cab configurations will new model come. According to some reports, it is expected that some kind of extended cab version will come first. Some bigger cab variant is also expected, while on the other side, two-seat configuration doesn’t sound much likely.
2017 Jeep Pickup Truck engine
When it is about powertrain, 2017 Jeep Pickup Truck will come with the same engines as new Wrangler. However, those units are still unknown. It is expected that those two new models will come in some diesel variant for sure. When it is about petrol units, Chrysler follows the trend of downsizing engines, so expect to see some units with smaller displacements, which better fuel economy.
2017 Jeep Pickup Truck release date and competition
The 2017 Jeep Pickup Truck will come somewhere in 2017. Exact date is unknown. As we already mentioned, it will come into segment of mid-size trucks, so main competitors are expected to be models like Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado etc.