2019 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Reviews and Price - Jeep hasn't sold a pickup truck since 1992, when the XJ Cherokee-based Comanche went out of production. Since then, Jeep has made many concept pickups to tease us. Now, we know that a JL Wrangler-based pickup is on its way, and it's high on our list of cars we can't wait to drive. To say we're excited for the Wrangler pickup would be an understatement, so let's round up everything we think we know about it.
Jeep started the Wrangler pickup fever in 2005 with the Gladiator Concept (shown above), but it never reached production. A handful of concepts since only served to whet our collective appetite further.
Finally, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed in early 2016 that Jeep would be offering a production pickup version of the JL Wrangler, the standard SUV-version of which made its debut in late 2017.
In a 2016 interview with The Detroit News at the Detroit Auto Show, Jeep CEO Mike Manley said that the Wrangler pickup would arrive in late 2017, following the debut of the JL Wrangler. Unfortunately, Jeep has since delayed pickup production until late 2019, nearly two years into JL production. Manley says that he wants to make sure there are no issues with the regular Wrangler before Jeep starts building the pickup.
Both Wrangler models will be built at Jeep's Toledo, Ohio plant, which is undergoing a $700 million upgrade to prepare for the new vehicles. Automotive News reported that production of the previous-generation Wrangler, the JK, will end in April 2018, so the Toledo factory can be re-tooled for the pickup.
As for when we'll see it in the flesh? We suspect it'll debut at an auto show later in 2018, possibly Los Angeles.