Jeep Is Building A Pickup – Probable Specs
This truck may be loosely based on the 2005 Jeep Gladiator concept shown below.
Based on a conversation with a Jeep dealer who attended Tuesday’s unveiling, here’s what we’re predicting the new Jeep’s specs will be:
- The pickup will have Jeep’s new Pentastar V6, which is rumored to have 275+ hp.
- The pickup will be available with both a manual transmission and an automatic, both 6 speeds
- The new pickup should get 20mpg or better on the highway
- We’re told that payload and tow ratings will likely be very similar to the Honda Ridgline / Toyota Tacoma, only likely a little lower. Think 1200 lbs payload and 4k – 5k towing at max.
Considering this Jeep pickup will be based on the Wrangler Unlimited, it will have an upgraded interior and a nice list of features.
Pricing, seating, and the name of this new truck are anyone’s guess at this point. However, we think this Jeep intends to fill the same slot that is currently occupied by Ford’s Ranger (which is due to disappear soon). If so, you can expect rear seating will be limited and that prices will range between $25k-$35k, depending on features.
Comments? Will the public buy a pickup with less capability than the Tacoma for roughly the same amount of money?
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