Jeep Scrambler is a pickup truck offered from the American Automaker Jeep. First introduced in the ‘80s on an elongated Jeep CJ-7 platform, scrambler was the first small pickup truck in its segment from Jeep. The models retained the reliability and performance of CJ-7 and were available in many forms with soft tops and hardtops. 2017 Jeep Scrambler will mark a shift towards Wrangler platform.
2017 Jeep Scrambler Design Updates
Since the new Jeep Scrambler will be based on Wrangler platform, a lot of revisions have been made. Some of them include the full rear end, cabin, suspensions and bumpers. Aluminum has been used extensively in an attempt to keep overall curb weight at its minimum, without limiting cargo capacity. The front fascia is overwhelmingly similar to Jeep Wrangler (as was the case with CJ-8 Scrambler, which looked exactly the same as CJ-7). However, the new Scrambler will boast with unique design statement, including a renewed rear end, refreshed body lines, a steel hardtop, which is removable, as well as adjustable.
2017 Jeep Scrambler – Appearance
Visible revisions in styling cues include latest LED headlamps, vertical grille slots (7 of them) and enlarged single cabin (dual cabin as well for higher trim levels). Headlights will sit relatively higher than earlier Jeep Wrangler models. The carmaker also increased cargo space. As initial images reveal, a lot of work has been done in order to take Jeep Scrambler take up shape, from removing the rear end of original Wrangler to the installation of rear cargo bed and other details. Riding on meaty tires, 2017 Jeep Scrambler will carry both performance and reliability of a Jeep badge.
2017 Jeep Scrambler Transmission
Leaked sources have revealed a possible 4-cylinder 3.6-liter turbocharged PentaStar diesel unit. This diesel has impressive 260 lb-ft of torque will be available as standard. A smaller gasoline unit will also be in the pipeline, though relevant details aren’t available. As per demographics, the diesel unit will have a considerable edge over the gasoline unit in terms of torque generated and cargo towing capacity.
Sources claim that a 6-speed automatic transmission will be available as standard on 2017 Jeep Scrambler. The engine will deliver power to all four wheels.
2017 Jeep Scrambler Features
Animal hides upholstery will be provided for seats with waterproof, heating or cooling options. Also, additional details include updated technology suite offering advanced navigation facilities. There is also connectivity option with Mobile devices via Bluetooth, USB, and auxiliary connecting ports.
2017 Jeep Scrambler Competition
New 2017 Jeep Scrambler will directly compete with other midsize and small pickup truck offerings. Those are GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.
2017 Jeep Scrambler – Price and Availability
Since taxation in US markets tends to favor farmers, 2017 Jeep Scrambler is expected to cost around 20 percent lower than that of Jeep Wrangler. So expect a base price tag of around $40,000, which will increase along with higher variants. This pickup will probably be available in markets by late 2016, or early 2017.