2017 Jeep Scrambler to be half aluminum

By

The word ‘Jeep’ is synonymous with off-road, SUV and all that relates to that market, it is perhaps one of the most famous brands within that sector.
With vehicles such as the Gladiator (built on the SJ Wagoneer), Comanche (Cherokee XJ) and the smaller CJ-8 Scrambler, the brand seems to go from strength to strength.

Also read about 2017 Ford Ranger

2017 Jeep Scrambler release date

Rumors say that we should expect first sightings of a Jeep pickup next year, full production models coming the year after that.

Release date: late 2017

2017 Jeep Scrambler finally releasing

Jeep fans have been waiting over a decade for a pickup, since 2005 when the Gladiator concept was first shown. However, the reason for the delay, despite the concept being popular is that if Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles want to put the model into production, they need to significantly upgrade the facility at Toledo; it is already working at maximum capacity and there is no further capacity for more.
But, if the model does go into production, it is thought that the new model will borrow significantly from the Wrangler; using parts already in production would help with costs and production schedules. Rumors say that the new Jeep would be quite small, something akin to the Scrambler of the 1980’s.
Read the new article about 2017 Jeep Gladiator

2017 Jeep Scrambler price

Thanks to the tax breaks on vehicles like this, trucks and pickups are usually quite a lot cheaper than their SUV counterparts, so we would expect to see the new Jeep pickup coming in at about 20% less than the Wrangler.

2017 Jeep Scrambler redesign

The old Jeep Scrambler is fondly remembered by America, it’s for this reason that Jeep decided to bring the name back. Back in 2005, Jeep showed the Wrangler Red Rock Mobile Responder vehicle, it went down well, but nothing much has happened since.
The new Scrambler will incorporate elements from that show car, but will be unmistakably Wrangler.

2017 Jeep Scrambler engine and transmission

While the designers have promised to improve the overall appearance and improve the aerodynamics, the Jeep will be absolutely recognizable as a Jeep. It will be fitted with an upgraded Pentastar engine, coupled to an 8-speed auto transmission. The doors and hood will be made from aluminum.
Also read about 2017 Nissan Frontier

2017 Jeep Scrambler video review

2017 Jeep Scrambler specs

Although Sergio Marchionne (CEO of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles) initially said that the next generation of the Wrangler will be all aluminum, industry experts said otherwise, and it seems the experts were right; Marchionne now says that there will be a lot of aluminum, but not completely made from aluminum.
The chassis will be traditional, but fitted with aluminum panels, the vehicle will also have traditional solid axles and the power-plants are expected to be the current models.

You also might be interested in 2017 Jeep Wrangler specifications

2017 Jeep Scrambler pictures

CarsInTrend.com
Comments
  • Nerd Rage

    I just want to know where I can sign up to get mine!

Related Cars
The Most Expensive Cars
The World’s Most Expensive Cars

Here is our chart of the most expensive cars when it was released. Sometimes even a top-end Lambo or Ferrari might feel cheap.

2017-02-18
Top 10 Vehicles for the Zombie Apocalypse

There is a general state of emergency, the National Guard have been called in and you have less than ten minutes to get out of Dodge! But what vehicle would you choose? (Assuming that you have the pick of any!)

2016-11-23
Top 6 The Weirdest Cars

Just as in life, there is a whole world out there of weird and whacky cars. Being truthful, selecting just a handful is difficult; there are thousands. Here is our Top-6 chart of the weirdest cars ever.

2017-02-15
The Most Unusual Car Engines
The Most Unusual Car Engines

Gasoline, Diesel, Rotary (Wankel), Steam, Rocket, Turbine, Radial and Electric … these have all been used on production vehicles as a source of power, configurations have been single cylinder, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, inline, V & W but for the ‘teenies’, we really have only three choices in the mainstream; gas, diesel and electric. But what are some of the more unusual engines?

2017-02-17
Chinese clones
CloneWars – The Rise of the East

People say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, others may choose the phrase “Copyright Infringement”. But things got pretty complicated when Chinese car industry involved…

2016-11-15
Editor's rating
4.3 overall
  • Safety4.5
  • Performance4
  • Design4.3
  • Features4.5
  • Fuel economy4
Summary

For years, Jeep fans pray for release of Wrangler-based pickup truck. And it seems that it will happen in the nearest future.

What’s Hot