The news that the Jeep brand is planning mass production pickup truck model echoed like thunder and spread like an epidemic. Fans of the brand had received this news with enthusiasm. It has been waiting for a long from Jeep to offer pickup model. Launching the Jeep Gladiator concept, the dreams began to come true. According to the announcements of the American car manufacturer, it is almost certain that the 2018 Jeep Pickup go into serial production. It is waiting for the green light and production can begin. For the impatient customers, the news is that the beginning of the sales is expected in early 2018.
Jeep Gladiator pickup concept was introduced in 2005. It was expected that this model immediately go into production. Unfortunately, for some reason, the company decided to delay production of its pickup truck models. After that, Jeep introduced the concept of J12, 2012. This concept is based on a modified Wrangler chassis. And this concept has fueled hope that the serial Jeep pickup model is nearing. According to the latest statement from the FCA, 2018 Jeep Pickup will be based on the new generation Wrangler models, and of all the previous studies will assume the best.
Jeep Gladiator Concept
This concept has left a strong impression on the audience and fans of Jeep brand with its appearance. Gladiator name is returned to life, although it represented a concept does not have much in common with the model of that name in the period from 1962 to 1988. Jepp Gladiator Concept from 2005 was based on the platform of RAM 1500 pickup models. The vehicle is equipped with an open-air canvas roof, removable doors, an expandable truck bed and a fold-down windshield. Under the hood is a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The engine develops 165 horsepower with 295 lb.-ft. of torque. All in all, the concept is presented as a full-size pickup truck model.
2018 Jeep Pickup Design and Specs
Although the Gladiator concept well-accepted, standard 2018 Jeep Pickup will not be modeled on it. The Jeep has announced that the production model will be a mid-size pickup, and that will be based on the next generation Jeep Wrangler models. The new generation of this model is expected during 2017, so it is realistic to expect that the 2018 Jeep Pickup appears shortly thereafter.
Since the new project of the Jeep brand share many parts with the new Wrangler, it is expected that the 2018 Jeep Pickup has components made of aluminum. Also, it is expected that these two models share many other components, such as suspension, powertrain components and transmission.
Jeep has not issued official statement on the possible name of this model, as well as the price. Also, it is not known by the general specifications 2018 Jeep pickup model. However, there’s still time until the beginning of sales, so we just expected more details. With pleasure we will share them with you.