The Jeep Scrambler will dominate the market for drop-top pickup trucks.
We’re patiently awaiting the official unveiling of the 2018 JL-generation Jeep Wrangler, set to debut this week at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. But over the long weekend, we got a little tidbit on what might be the most anticipated version of the new Wrangler—the Jeep pickup truck, due in 2019.
Shown above, a spy photo of a Jeep pickup prototype wearing a hardtop.
Automotive News reports that, according to a source with direct knowledge, the Jeep Wrangler pickup will offer an optional fold-down canvas soft top, along the lines of the unit available on the two- and four-door Wrangler.
The report says that the Wrangler pickup will go into production in November 2018, at the same Toledo, Ohio facility where the current JK-generation Wrangler is built. Rumor has it that the Jeep pickup will wear the Scrambler name, a reference to a rare and highly-sought-after pickup variant of the CJ-7 that featured a removable hard top.
Our hunch is that the Wrangler pickup will be most popular in hardtop format, but will offer the same removable roof and doors as the regular Wrangler. Regardless, we can’t wait to see the new Jeep pickup truck.