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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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