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When we detailed the Wrangler pickup last week it was under the assumption that Jeep was constrained by the production carriers at Toledo and thus unable to build the JL as a Crew Cab pickup truck, but what if that might not be the case?

When Jeep confirmed that Wrangler production would be staying in Toledo early in September, it was also noted that the Cherokee would be leaving. Significant because Toledo comprised of two facilities, one for body-on-frame vehicles (Wrangler) and the other for uni-body construction (Cherokee). The uni-body side of the compound will now be converted to body-on-frame production as well.

This is an interesting strategic move for FCA as it allows them to go above and beyond Toledos original planned capacity increase and expand the production line to handle more then the 116-inch wheelbase that the current carriers constrain them to. Not only would this open the door for a Crew Cab Wrangler, but also allow FCA some flexibility with RAM 1500 production.

What do you think, should Jeep build the JL Pickup in both Crew and Regular Cab layouts?
 

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I think they should, all for the practicality that comes with owning one which is always a plus.
Then even more importantly how crew cabs are selling which have a noticeable presence on the road, helping to show the soundness of going this direction.
 

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in all honesty I think GM has shown that you can sell a smaller crew cab pickup without cannibalizing your bigger guys as well..
 

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That might just be specualation but I have a good feeling it could go this way seen here along with it missing 2 of those 4 passnenger doors.
 

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How would they make a Jeep ute based on the Wrangler? That just seems awkward to me. An ute doesn't fit with the Jeep brand.
 

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I guess it would look like the Rubicon but with the back seats and doors taken out for a shorter body length wise. This is just speculation.
 

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How would they make a Jeep ute based on the Wrangler? That just seems awkward to me. An ute doesn't fit with the Jeep brand.
That's what I thought, to me a ute was always something based on a sedan platform, using the commodore ute as an example.

a real truck is what it's going to be for jeep, nothing less.
 

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I actually didn't realize that it was for trucks in general, instead though it was limited to a type of truck like what the El Camino is to us, but they have the Commodore UTE currently
 

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Jeep Red Rock Responder at the SEMA show. May give us an idea of what a pickup from jeep could look like and it is a beast! Most likely not since it's a one off but it's so nice.
 

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Looks like something the fire department uses with those built in truck bed storage spaces. If something similar ever comes out with the ability to go where wranglers can, I'd imagine every wrangler off road group will have one of these pickups decked out with every tool needed for repairs and emergencies.
 

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Looks like something the fire department uses with those built in truck bed storage spaces. If something similar ever comes out with the ability to go where wranglers can, I'd imagine every wrangler off road group will have one of these pickups decked out with every tool needed for repairs and emergencies.
That would be a good idea for where there's a lot of rough terrain or just the sort of terrain that your typical fire truck or fire department service vehicle wouldn't handle so well.
 

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I think I saw what seems to be a orange hose in the little compartment behind the fuel door.
That is the air hose that goes with the ARB compressor and air tank in the same compartment. Gotta air up after airing down to go off road!
 
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