Dear readers, perhaps you heard about FCA plans to make new pickup truck which is called Jeep Wrangler Pickup. Yeah, that’s right; the popular Wrangler SUV will probably borrow its components such as chassis, power plants, interior and exterior elements for a new pickup. 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup will go into production in 2017 and sale will start in last quarter of 2018. Obviously, Wrangler Unlimited chassis gets stretching because the frame needs more length for cargo bed. In addition, you can also expect new mechanical components which increases rigidity while retains off-road capabilities.
Finally it kept conceptual features from the original model and it extended Jeep portfolio for one more vehicle. American audience has high hopes that 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup will continue to rise like as well-known brother Wrangler SUV. The intention is that new Wrangler Pickup doesn’t make compromises with competitors and to serve those who use transportation of goods and people.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup – Cargo Bed
All your attention should direct towards cargo bed which has some innovations compared with others pickups from the segment. For example, storage area in 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup provides enough space and carmaker coated it with plastic which does not rust. Rear end carries towing hook and tailgate with a mechanism that allows easy access in the cargo bed. Carmaker of course assumed that this vehicle will be used for hard work and thus predicted tool boxes, night lighting, and accessories which are necessary for the job. Exterior design besides that has distinctive elements such as the grille, headlights, fenders, hood, etc. What is different? Crew cabin will be safer especially in roof structure which is strengthened with steel and thus makes a solid safety cage for passengers. For those who expect Wrangler’s iconic air-freedom feeling, they will get plenty of it with removable doors and roof panel.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup – Comfort
Although new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup will have next-level comfort it will remain working mule. In addition to comfortable seats, TFT screen, it will also have drainage holes underneath floor mats. That will truly give you feel that will overcome all muddy terrain and flood. Technology package offers a modern solution; in the first place, there is 8.4 Uconnect infotainment system with new audio and navigation options. You’ll be amazed with smart apps and gadgets that affect user experience, it’s not a secret that carmaker put the focus on better connectivity.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup – 4WD option
Engineers have installed updated power plant from Wrangler SUV, new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 which produces 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The second option is Eco-Diesel power plant for those who plan to carry much stuff and save fuel. We talk about 3.0-liter power plant with 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Both units are connected with ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and manual transfer is also available. 4WD is a standard option. But if you choose Rubicon trim with new mechanical components then you will get excellent off-road characteristics. 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup has solid axles and locking differentials which have an impact on driving.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup – Price
Base price starts from $32,000 and depends on the engine choice. Direct competitors are Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road and Chevrolet Colorado Z71 .