The Jeep Wrangler branded pickup truck is finally officially official after comments made by Jeep CEO Mike Manley and FCA patriarch Sergio Marchionne at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
Both confirmed Monday that the JL Wrangler would spawn a pickup truck derivative to be produced alongside the Wrangler in Toledo.
Mike Manley saying: “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.”
According to the Detroit News more details should emerge later in the month when Saint Sergio outlines FCA's newest 5 year plan. It will be interesting to see where they gain the excess capacity at Toledo. They already sell every Wrangler they pump out, so either they'll need to move Cherokee production elsewhere or divert some Wrangler production into pickups.
We'll know more shortly...