2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck


A while ago Dodge discontinued the Dakota as they decided medium size trucks are not in demand anymore. However, the market proved them otherwise shortly after so currently the FCA Group doesn’t really have a medium size truck on the US market. This is about to change though and to everyone’s surprise it won’t change with a new Ram. Instead they are about to release the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup, an all new vehicle which is surely going to impress quite a few people. Even though so far the truck hasn’t been confirmed, test mules have been spied testing numerous times already. This will be the first retro-modern truck in its class, so they will more than likely be successful, especially since there are a lot of people loving its design.

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Review and Price

The Wrangler pickup is set to inherit the same chassis as that under the new Wrangler. In fact the test mule seems to boast the same wheelbase as the four-door Wrangler which is quite impressive.

This should allow Jeep to keep development and manufacturing costs down while offering a premium product.

The chassis is going to be made mostly out of high strength steel with live front and rear axles. This is a huge departure from most of its rivals which use an independent suspension in the front.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup – Source: caranddriver.com

This type of setup should allow Jeep to keep a high payload rating without any extra modifications to the running gear. In the back it seems it will use leaf springs while in the front coil springs. The brakes are likely going to be beefed up from the crossover in order to keep up with the added weight. The price is still unknown but we don’t expect it to be cheap. At this point it seems most suggest a starting point of around $30,000 which is in line with the

The brakes are likely going to be beefed up from the crossover in order to keep up with the added weight. The price is still unknown but we don’t expect it to be cheap. At this point it seems most suggest a starting point of around $30,000 which is in line with the

The price is still unknown but we don’t expect it to be cheap. At this point it seems most suggest a starting point of around $30,000 which is in line with the higher end versions of its rivals.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler – Source: motorchase.com

2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup – Exterior

Unlike many of its rivals, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler pickup will be based mostly on the four-door crossover. This means that it will inherit the same seven-slats front grille, the round headlights as well as the retro-inspired theme. 

However, there will be some changes. For starters the truck will receive a bed at the back while the cabin will be cut short from the crossover. So far the bed has been a placeholder but it seems the production version will maintain the retro-look.

The upright windshield, the boxy-looking fenders as well as the great approach and departure angles will also be present on the truck. This will definitely make it a favorite for all those looking to get a truck to use in off-road.

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2018 jeep Wrangler Pickup – Source: carscoops.com

Inside the cabin

We have no doubt about the fact the 2018 Jeep Wrangler pickup is going to be identical to the regular Wrangler when it comes to its design. This is not necessarily a bad thing though. Just like its sibling, the truck will receive a less-vertical design which will likely be inspired by FCA’s newer cars. On top of that, expect the truck to receive nicer materials than the Wrangler which will likely be especially true for the higher end models. 5 seats will be offered on the 4-door version but a 2-door truck is still a real possibility.

This is not necessarily a bad thing though. Just like its sibling, the truck will receive a less-vertical design which will likely be inspired by FCA’s newer cars. 

On top of that, expect the truck to receive nicer materials than the Wrangler which will likely be especially true for the higher end models. 5 seats will be offered on the 4-door version but a 2-door truck is still a real possibility.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JL – Source: autoblog.com

Updated version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 is probably the engine that we can expect in the new 2018 Jeep pickup

Engine 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup

The base engine of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will likely be Jeep’s 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6. With close to 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque this should suffice for most. 

However, for those looking for more Jeep will offer 2 additional engines. There will be a 2.0-liter turbo-four Hurricane with north of 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Both of these are expected with a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 8 speed automatic.

The top end versions will likely receive the 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 the engine which is known to make over 240 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque in certain applications.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup specs
Dimensions And Weight
   Wheelbase N/A
   Length
N/A
   Height N/A
   Width N/A
   Weight N/A
Engine and Transmission
   Engine type 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6.
   Displacement 3,6-liter
   Power/torque 240 hp and 440 lb-ft
   Transmission 8-speed automatic
Performance
  0-60 mph N/A
  Top speed N/A
PRICE RANGE: starting at $30,000 (est)
Competitors: Honda Ridgeline, Chevrolet Colorado
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2018 Jeep Wrangler JL – Source: JL Wrangler Forums

Unlike the others, this will only be available mated to an 8 speed automatic. Unlike the Wrangler, the pickup is expected to come with rear wheel drive as standard while a four wheel drive system will be offered as an option.

While it still is unclear, we are quite sure a performance off-road package will be part of its trim levels. This should add lockable differentials as well as a more capable suspension setup.

Take a look at the Unlimited Sahara version while we wait for the 2018 Wrangler Pickup

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  1. August 16, 2017

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