Trucks are crazy hot right now, which is probably why Jeep is finally building a truck after over a decade of teasing. While we’re still a little miffed that the brand has teased us for so long without giving us anything beyond awesome renderings a concept trucks (like the ones in the photographs), we’re thrilled to hear that the truck will actually happen. Jeep is freeing up space at its assembly facility in Toledo, OH, to make room for it, and that makes us giddy.
All silly happy feelings aside, when we really sat down and thought about the pickup, we realized it’s kind of the ultimate vehicle. It’s a friggin Wrangler with an
It’s Based on the Wrangler for Serious Off-Road Chops
The trend in the truck
Jeep’s truck will be based on the Wrangler platform, which means it’s already very competent off-road and with some special equipment, there’s no doubt that it’ll be a rock crawling monster. While most people will never utilize off-road trucks to their full potential, they seem to like having the equipment needed to do so.
It’s Body-on-Frame for Towing Power
The Wrangler is a body-on-frame vehicle and the Jeep truck will be too. This is
It’ll have Plenty of Cabin Space
We wouldn’t be surprised if Jeep came out with a few cab styles -- single cab, extended cab (like the photo above) and crew cab -- but everything points to a four-door,
It’s as Badass as Any Other Truck Out There
Truck owners are all about being tough. They want their trucks to actually be tough and they want to look tough driving them. The Jeep pickup will fulfill both of these needs. It should be able to tow and haul serious loads, it already looks awesome thanks to the Wrangler’s design and will probably be able to handle just about any situation a truck owner gets into. When we think badass vehicles, the Wrangler is near the top of our list because it’s so versatile. The Jeep truck should be an extension of this and will probably put many competitors to shame when it comes to toughness.