Head of Jeep, Mike Manley has confirmed the news that a pickup truck version of the Jeep Wrangler is soon going to be launched into the markets as 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck. This is a fascinating news for all the Jeep lovers, and quite an anticipation is going on about this upcoming model. It is rumored that an SUV version of this Jeep Wrangler will also be launched along with new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck but this is only a rumor, and there is no confirmation as such. Anyways, even if this SUV turns into a reality, then both of these models will share the same chassis and drivetrain. This will be done mainly to maintain the cost for these upcoming vehicles. But all in all, this new Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck is definitely worth waiting.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck – Drivetrain Features
There is no official information of any kind regarding the engine specifications of this upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck. Certain assumptions have been made by the experts and according to these assumptions, an updated version of the 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine might be used. The output figures delivered by this engine will be 285 hp and a torque of 260 pound-feet.
This is not just it as there is another engine option which is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine. The EcoDiesel engine has its capacity of producing 420 pound-feet of torque and a horsepower of 240. Both of these engines are powerful and can be easily incorporated into normal driving or off-road driving. A ZF eight-speed automatic transmission system will be used with both of these engines. Both all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive configuration will be available in this upcoming Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck.
The transfer case will be made more robust, to give this upcoming model stronger axles, the Rubicon trim will be used. Differentials that can be electronically locked will be featured in this upcoming model.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck – Design Modification
There is no information regarding the exterior body of this upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck. There are only certain speculations that have been made by the experts, and because this model is a pickup truck, it is easy to predict that a rear cabin will be present signifying that it is a pickup truck.
The cargo bed will definitely be made up of lightweight materials mainly to reduce weight. And when it comes to reducing the total weight of this new pickup truck, the company will use similar lightweight materials.
It has been said that the bed lining will be made out of plastic, the rear bumper is expected to bear a license plate holder and a center step. And besides these, the front and side portion of its body is expected to remain the same as it is a part of the Wrangler model.
The folding windshield will no longer be featured in this 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck mainly because of safety issues. Interchangeable doors will be featured too, expect the fenders, wheel arches, bumper, grille, headlights and taillights to remain the same as every other Jeep Wrangler models.
It has been assumed that the roofs will be kept permanent but with removable panels. This is done mainly for safety restriction. Doing this will cut the originality of this vehicle, but again the safety norms must be followed.
Regarding the interior cabin of this model, nothing has been known as there are no information about this. However, the interior cabin is suspected to be more comfortable, and all the modern technological features will be implemented.
The latest version of 8.4 Uconnect infotainment system by Chrysler will be offered, this touchscreen display will also feature a wide array of controls for navigation, audio control and other settings.
A TFT display will also be featured in the gauge cluster, there is also a possibility that new seats are going to be used, but this is not confirmed. New colors may be represented in this cabin along with a new theme.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck – Release Date and Price
There is no information about the release date of this upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck as it is in the early stage of production. But this pickup truck is expected to be reached production during late 2017 or maybe during the early start of 2018. Similarly, price of this model is still a mystery, but it is expected that this 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck might come with a starting price of $32,000.