We are eagerly expecting to see how the 2019 Jeep Wrangler JT Pickup Truck will look like. According to the latest reports, the new Wrangler-based truck is in the late stage of development. Moreover, it has been spotted on the road already.
This will be the first truck from this brand after more than three decades. The last time we saw such vehicle from Jeep was in 80’s when Scrambler was hanging around. Nowadays, when demand for trucks is higher than ever, this move seems natural. Simply, why to waste such good chassis on just one product?
So far, we have been hearing various name suggestions for the new model. Some call it Scrambler, after a vintage truck from the 80’s. On the other side, few resources suggest a name of a concept from 2005, Gladiator. In this article, we will stick to the 2019 Wrangler JT Pickup Truck name.
2019 Jeep Wrangler JT Pickup Truck design
Consider this truck as a Wrangler derivate, despite it will be a brand-new model in the company’s lineup. The reason is simple. This truck will have so many things in common with the legendary SUV.
First of all, these two models will use the same architecture. The company has developed a new platform, which is characterized by a more intense use of light materials, compared to previous generations of Wrangler. Still, there will be some differences in this aspect. Compared to the new Wrangler, 2019 Jeep Wrangler JT Pickup Truck will feature a little bit longer wheelbase.
Latest reports suggest that the new truck will come exclusively in double-cab version. So, the company wants to sacrifice neither interior space nor bad capacity. Some other chassis tweaks are possible too. Expect to see some modifications on suspension, since this truck will be designed to carry much more cargo.
2019 Jeep Wrangler JT Pickup Truck styling and interior design
Another aspect where 2019 Jeep Wrangler JT Pickup Truck will have much in common with Wrangler is styling. The front end of the new truck will closely resemble the recently-introduced new-generation SUV, so expect pretty similar front end. Of course, there is always enough room for some distinctive details. Same goes for the interior.
We expect to see the same dashboard layout, as well as interior dimensions. As we already mentioned, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler JT Pickup Truck will come exclusively in a double cab configuration. List of standard features should be pretty long. Expect also a pretty generous offer of optional features.
2019 Jeep Wrangler JT Pickup Truck engines
When it comes to powertrain, expect the same engines in the offer as in the new-generation SUV. The base model will come with a familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which is good for about 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
An optional engine should be a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, which delivers around 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Both engines should come in a pair with a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
Finally, we are expecting a diesel version on some markets, maybe even in North America. There is a familiar 3.0-liter diesel engine that comes from VM Motori, which would be a perfect fit for this truck. It features a max output of 240 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Jeep Wrangler JT Pickup Truck release date and price
Latest reports suggest that the 2019 Jeep Wrangler JT Pickup Truck should come by the end of the year. Still, we are still waiting for the official information on some more precise launch date. Speaking of the price, base models should go around 30.000 dollars.