Jeep is finally working on giving people what they want.
In drastic fashion, Fiat Chrysler has just announced a plethora of changes that includes adjustments to the automaker’s lineup. According to Automotive News, the juiciest news is that Jeep will introduce a Wrangler-based Pickup truck in 2017 or 2018, which is around the same time the all-new Jeep Wrangler is set to debut. Other changes also include Fiat Chrysler deciding to keep production of the Wrangler in Toledo, OH, while production of the Jeep Cherokee will be moved to a nearby state.
In an interview with CEO Sergio Marchionne, Automotive News learned some details of the emerging plan. “We found a solution that accommodates a variety of other interests to us because of the way in which we can move some product,” stated Marchionne. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist [to know] that the only way I can move around the Wrangler is to move it into the other Toledo plant.” There’s no word on whether the pickup truck would look like the Jeep Gladiator concept seen in 2005, or its size. But pickup trucks are still some of the best selling vehicles in the US and this move would definitely drive Jeep’s impressive sales even higher. Is a Wrangler-based pickup truck something that you’d be interested in getting?