Jeep fans from around the world can finally cry out in joy because Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) confirmed that a Jeep pickup is on the way. The Detroit News got the scoop while reporting from the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. As expected the pickup truck won’t be a stand-alone model but rather a variant within the Wrangler lineup. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne told the outlet that the truck will be produced in the same Toledo, Ohio, facility as the current Wrangler. There is no current timeline for its launch but The Detroit News is estimates 2018 as the year.
Mike Manley, Jeep's global chief, spoke about the support the truck has. “Sergio and I work very, very closely on the Jeep product portfolio, and both of us have been a fan of a potential Wrangler pickup. For me, there is a historical place in our lineup for it.” There you have it, Jeep is finally doing the right thing by creating a pickup truck. Or is is the right thing? One of our writers seems to think not. What do you think?