Jeep to Design & Manufacture All New Pickup Truck!
Published On Mar 07, 2017
Mike Manley, head of Jeep, has confirmed late 2019 development and production for a new pickup truck based on the Jeep platform. This News was first reported by the Detroit News agency.
The new Jeep pickup truck is reported to be based on the popular Wrangler model sold by the popular SUV brand in many parts of the world. It would be after 25 years that the Jeep brand would be producing a new pickup truck model.
A lot of rumors regarding the same had floated in the automobile world for years. However, it was Automotive News that had first confirmed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' plans of developing a new pickup truck. The plans were confirmed in 2015.
No name for the yet to be manufactured pickup truck has been finalized yet. But sources claim that Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler CEO and Mike Manley are thinking of christening the pickup with a historical Jeep vehicle name.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have already announced investment, worth a billion dollars, for their factories located in Michigan and Ohio. Both these production facilities will be used to manufacture all new Jeep sports utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
Jeep currently sells Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee in India. While the former is priced at INR 56 lakh onwards, the latter, can be bought at prices starting from INR 93.64 lakh. There is no update if the pickup, once developed, will be launched in India or not. In case it does, these is a strong possibility of it being priced over INR 70 lakh.
The Comanche, last pickup truck produced by Jeep was phased out in 1992. FCA has not revealed any plans about the pickup truck slated to go in production during late 2019.