We've been patiently awaiting news on a pickup truck from Jeep. Well, it's coming to dealerships, including Walser Chrysler Dodge Jeep, located at 314 Mainstreet in Hopkins, MN 55343 - but not until 2015.
A version of the Jeep Wrangler SUV could be transformed into the rumored upcoming truck. Originally, this concept was meant to go to production starting next year. But since Wrangler has already been refreshed for its next generation run, looks like pickups will have to wait.
"It is too late in Wrangler's product cycle to add a pickup. The 2015 or 2016 time frame makes more sense," Jeep CEO Michael Manley said at the Frankfurt Motor Show. "That's when we will refresh the Wrangler."1
Jeep has not had a pickup since Comanche, based on the Cherokee platform, which ran from 1986 until 1992. Rumors of a pickup have been floating around Jeep fan sites since September 2010. This was when the auto maker introduced a Wrangler-based pickup concept in Orlando, named JK-8.
A JK-8 body kit was available from Mopar, Jeep's official parts marker, for $5,499 during that time. 300 kits were sold, and included pickup bed floor, body panels, fiberglass cap and a bulkhead.