After years of speculating, we finally know some precise details about the 2019 Jeep Scrambler. After decades of waiting, Jeep will once again have a pickup truck in the lineup. We have been hearing rumors about the new Wrangler-based truck for years and there is finally reliable information about it. Just like it was expected, the new model will be heavily based on the iconic SUV.
The legendary Wrangle came completely new just recently, and the new truck will feature plenty of same design characteristics. Expect to see same design language, but some mechanical tweaks as well. The new truck will come with a longer wheelbase compared to Wrangler, while the engine lineup should remain the same. Although there were many suggestions about new model’s name, it is now pretty certain that the company is going to use a familiar nameplate, so it will come as 2019 Scrambler.
2019 Jeep Scrambler design
Speaking of base design characteristics, we are expecting to see a close relationship with the new Wrangler. The iconic SUV comes completely redesigned for this year. There are many new design solutions, including a new platform, styling, interior design etc. The new 2019 Jeep Scrambler will mimic the new SUV in most of the aspects. First of all, there is a new platform. The architecture will be in use for this truck as well. Still, there are some modifications to be made.
The new truck should feature a longer wheelbase, compared to Wrangler. The reason is simple since there is a need for both comfortable cabin and large bed. Speaking of the cabin, expect to see some kind of a double-cab design, with two rows of seats and capacity of 5 adult passengers.
2019 Jeep Scrambler styling and interior design
Just like we mentioned, the 2019 Jeep Scrambler will mimic the new Wrangler as much as possible. Besides almost identical mechanics, we are also about to see pretty much the same styling, at least from the front. We are about to see a classic Wrangler look, with all those new details that came on the new-generation model. Some of the notable novelties are new fender-mounted turn signals and LED headlights, fold-down windshield design etc. The 2019 Jeep Scrambler will closely resemble the new SUV from other angles as well. Considering all this, we can say that this would be some kind of a Wrangler plus bed vehicle.
On the inside, expect completely the same cabin design. Although the new truck is yet to be presented, we are pretty sure that it will feature the same interior design as Wrangler. This also includes the dashboard, which should be almost identical.
2019 Jeep Scrambler engines
Just like in other aspects, 2019 Jeep Scrambler will share same characteristics with Wrangler in terms of powertrain as well. There are two gasoline engines ready for the new truck.
Base models will feature a familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine, which comes pretty unchanged from the previous-gen Wrangler. It features a max output of 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and comes with either 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.
The optional 2.0-liter engine is far more efficient, since it offers a similar amount of power, despite its significantly smaller displacement. Thanks to the mild hybrid system which provides additional torque, this engine delivers 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
Finally, we expect to see a diesel engine in the offer. It should be a familiar 3.0-liter unit with 260 horses and 445 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Jeep Scrambler release date
Latest reports suggest that the production of a new model will start early in the next year.