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