Truck fans and off-road enthusiasts are going wild for the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler pickup. You heard right. The Jeep brand hasn’t sold a pickup since 1992, though engineers have long wanted to add a Wrangler pickup to the lineup. That moment is finally here—this new model looks and performs like nothing you’ve ever seen.
According to Road and Track magazine, the Jeep Wrangler pickup’s development actually dates back to 2005. A handful of prototypes and concepts have been introduced since then, but this model is basically 11-12 years in the making.
“[The Fiat-Chrysler CEO] and I work very, very closely on the Jeep product portfolio, and both of us have been a fan of a potential Wrangler pickup,” said Mike Manley, Jeep Global Chief. “For me, there is a historical place in our lineup for it.”
The Wrangler pickup will come sometime next year, with a durable bed, off-road capabilities, and a distinguished look. Built on the new Wrangler platform, the model will have a body-on-frame design, as well as a possible aluminum build. There are also rumors that the model will get a 300-horsepower turbocharged engine, with tons of power for towing and payload. We can’t wait to see the new Wrangler pickup in action.