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Jeep Wrangler pickup in the works?

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Jeep Wrangler pickup in the works?

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After speaking yesterday about a potential SUV sibling for the Ram 1500, we saw that a Jeep Wrangler pickup might actually be happening. Caught on camera by what looks like a drone, the new Jeep has all the hallmarks of a Wrangler even under camouflage. Could this be the Wagoneer instead or the new Comanche we have heard about?

The rumours around a Wrangler pickup truck have been circulating for months but this is the first time we have seen or heard anything concrete. The image clearly shows something that looks very much like a Wrangler but using Ram lighting. It is thought to be preparing for release around the same time as the next generation Wrangler, in 2018.

It’s hard not to wonder whether this is, in fact the other side of the Ram 1500/Jeep Wrangler pie that could bring us an SUV Ram and a pickup Jeep. Or it could be something completely different. With the new Jeep due in 2017, this truck isn’t likely to grace our dealerships much before 2018 at least. In the meantime, we’ll keep our ear to the ground and let you know what we find out.

2016 Jeep Wrangler
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler should need no introduction really. It’s a staple on our roads, both surfaced and otherwise and has been for over 60 years. With a design that has changed little in looks if not technology, the Wrangler has managed to stay relevant in an ever-changing world.

The design is classic and still appealing. In an industry ruled by ‘design language’ it is good to see a vehicle remain faithful to its origins. Sure it doesn’t look very aero or include many of the newer styling touches we expect from our sedans or crossovers, but that’s not what we want from a Jeep.

We want solid capability on road and off. We want that heritage look with the merest nod to modernity. We want a comfortable, hard wearing cabin that does include modern conveniences and that’s exactly what we get.

The 3.6-litre V6 engine is the perfect partner for this car. It is capable, has 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and comes with four wheel drive and both high and low range gears. There are a range of off road specific running gear options depending on the model you buy.

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler is a great car if you live or drive on the rough. It is rugged, comfortable and capable in equal measure and it will happily go where most other vehicles fear to tread.

Visit Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Mississauga, 2260 Battleford Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 3K6 and see for yourself. Save time at the dealership! Fill out the finance pre-approval form here.

Photo credit: Chris Doane Automotive.

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