Jeep Pickup Due in 2019

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, Automotive Editor - March 6, 2017

Jeep will return to the pickup truck market after a decades-long absence, no doubt to the delight of devoted fans. But it's not happening overnight. According to The Detroit News, the brand confirmed a pickup, based on the next-generation Wrangler, was happening, but it wouldn't arrive until 2019.

Based on what we know about the new Wrangler, which is due to arrive in 2018 and be built in Ohio, the new Jeep truck will use a V6 engine and possibly only in four-wheel-drive form. It's likely to be based off of the four-door Wrangler Unlimited, suggesting it will also have four full doors. It would be sized similarly to other midsize trucks such as the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.

Jeep has a long history of building pickups dating back to 1947. Its most recent truck, the Jeep Comanche, was based off of an old Cherokee design and was in production from 1985 until 1992. FCA is reportedly considering a "historic" nameplate for the as-yet-unnamed truck.

While 27 years is a long time to wait for a new Jeep truck, it will likely be worth it to the brand's loyal followers. And for potential pickup buyers, it could be a worthy addition to the growing off-road-oriented midsize truck field.

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, Automotive Editor

Zac Estrada is an automotive journalist and contributing writer who hails from Santa Barbara, CA. Zac attended Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston and currently runs the automotive blog Confessions of an Autoholic. 

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