New pickup truck from Jeep company is on the way. Well, it is not somehow new, since the Scrambler was produced during 80’s and its off-road performance was extraordinary. However, new vehicle is based on Wrangler and it is still under development. Pickup truck will come out as 2017 Jeep Scrambler. This story also warms up other, since for some while destiny of Wrangler is blurry, so this could mean end of production and replace with new vehicle. However, rumors are not confirmed by company officials, so we need to wait and gather further info about this model.
2017 Jeep Scrambler redesign
Since 2017 Jeep Scrambler is built on same platform as the vehicle it is about to replace, Wrangler, it is likely that many solutions are going to be kept. Few things are also expected, such as greater use of aluminum for parts. This makes Scrambler lighter and more efficient, but vehicle is not losing on its performance. We expect many additions to its original styling, since now the truck is coming out as cooperation of Fiat and Chrysler. It will be mid-size truck with unique and specific design. Steel hardtop should be kept, but modified. This model was released between 1981 and 1986, as a CJ-8, and well known as Scrambler. Now, most truckers who have heard of it will wait eagerly to see what will new model bring.
2017 Jeep Scrambler engine and competition
Options for the drivetrains of the 2017 Jeep Scrambler are still being considered. According to some leaked information, new truck will be powered from diesel engine. However, petrol unit is going to be another option, but with less power. This turbocharged gasoline engine also offers less torque and towing. Estimated performance numbers are unknown, as well as mileage. A 6-speed gearbox should transform power to wheels. Main competitors of 2017 Scrambler are in mid-size pickup class. These are Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.
2017 Jeep Scrambler price and release date
New Scrambler is coming out as 2017 year model, but it is not sure when the vehicle is going to be released. The 2017 Jeep Scrambler could be presented late in 2016. When it hits dealerships, starting price should be around $40,000, according to current plan.