Don't know how many here know but FCA has been developing a new midsize Ram pickup. It was spotted testing last year and looks significantly smaller than the 1500.
Maybe the bed length of this thing gives us a clue how long the JT Wrangler pickup bed might be?
I don't know if FCA cares as much about their products overlapping as we think they do. There was a midsize Ram truck spotted testing last year so they clearly don't mind having similar sized pickups from both Jeep and Ram.
Whatever they're covering with the rear camo is probably some of the biggest changes to the car. Might reveal how the roof operates, a flip up window that stows on top of the roof, or maybe angled rear pillars like on the clay model.
But Easter Safari and NY auto show would be inconsistent with his other comments about the debut coming in second half of 2017: New Jeep Wrangler Reveal Likely Pushed to Second Half of 2017, Says Jeep CEO
The new Bronco will be BOF so that alone should get the enthusiasts' attention. How successful it actually is at taking Wrangler sales is gonna depend on packaging and pricing.
Pretty soon we're gonna officially see what the JL will offer so I wonder if Ford will have time to make...
Ya loving the look with the hood vent. Good way of adding some splash to the basic Wrangler look without losing its overall look. There's also a sketch out there where there's a vent looking thing after the front fenders. That looked good too.
Good call. I forgot the YJ had a grill kink. After seeing that YJ pic I wish they went more aggressive with the JL grille kink and made it more angular rather than the more subtle bend we see on the prototype.
I'd be surprised if they offered the pickup with different door configurations, at least initially. With how how pick up sales are they probably can meet that 100k pickup sales projection with just a single 4 door model.
Seems like they're trying to update the grill to more closely resemble the Cherokee with its kinked grill. I bet this is the design language going forward and we'll see the next Grand Cherokee and Renegade feature a kink in their grills too.
I don't go wheeling a ton but I have a manual and I (along with thousands of other Jeepers) have been successful on serious trails with the manual gearbox. It's true for competition or extreme rock crawling the consensus you will find is that the auto has a slight advantage in control and power...
Article said "This prototype appears to be exactly like a current generation (JK) Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. The body and the interior are nothing new."
Eagle eyed guy though who took these pics. Knew to check the undercarriage after he noticed manufacturer plates.
The cost for converting the Wrangler to a pickup is already being spent so why limit sales. The pickup market is going strong so I would think FCA wants to make it a permanent part of the Jeep line up.
What matters to me if I'm not on pavement is torque. And even though I don't like how the power comes on in a turbo in terms of power curve (I prefer more linear) there's no denying that turbo engines develop more torque earlier than NA engines.