There have been whispers of the Jeep Scrambler in the dark for years now, and we’ve seen a few concept photos and models. But we’ve yet to actually see one in the flesh. Until now. Thanks to some spy photos making their way around the internet, we’ve got our first look at the new Jeep pickup truck – albeit, covered in tarp.
This technically isn’t Jeep’s first pickup truck; there was an old CJ version back in the 80’s, and there have been a few concepts thrown around, like the Jeep Gladiator back in 2005. But it now appears that there will be a real, bonafide Jeep Scrambler coming out in 2019.
Yes indeed. The Jeep Scrambler is the official Jeep pickup truck, a four-door Wrangler with a pickup bed that brings it from only one of the most versatile vehicles ever produced, to perhaps THE most versatile. There’s practically nowhere a Wrangler can’t go, and now carrying heavy cargo is just that much easier.
There was also some question as to whether the Scrambler would come in the classic Wrangler soft-top version, in addition to the expected hard-top. That has also been confirmed, making it perhaps the coolest pickup ever. Hopefully, you can remove the doors too, for some serious offroad thrills.
There’s also a high likelihood it will be available in diesel. The new Wrangler is coming out in diesel, so we see no reason the Scrambler won’t. It is a pickup, after all.
Not much else is known about the Jeep Scrambler, but it is expected to officially go into production in Fall 2018, in time for a Spring 2019 release. And it’ll be built in Jeep’s Toledo plant. We are lining up now, anxiously awaiting its release, and hope to take it for an offroad spin some time.