Bros, How You Feeling About This Jeep Pickup Truck Reportedly Coming In 2017?
Big news coming out of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, as a Jeep executive has all but confirmed the American automaker will finally take the leap back into pickup truck production for the first time since 1992. So this means you can drive one right off the showroom floor, opposed to relying on a MOPAR mod-kit to get a Jeep with a flatbed, bros.
The Detroit News reported on Jeep’s new model, set to be built in Toledo, Ohio:
Jeep’s global chief, Mike Manley, said Monday the brand expects to set a global sales record — its fifth consecutive — this year, as it continues to expand production of Jeeps in key international markets.
He also confirmed that Jeep will produce a pickup based off the next-generation Wrangler. The SUV is expected late-2017.
Automotive News also independently confirmed that Jeep’s new pickup – likely based on the “Gladiator” concept that has been floating around since 2005 – will be an adapted version of the Wrangler. Pretty cool, but also…pretty funny looking?
I’m just not sure how I feel about it, bros. And admittedly, I’m a Jeep fan. What do you think?