The automotive industry hasn’t seen a Jeep pickup truck in years, but change is in the wind. Fiat Chrysler confirmed that an all-new Jeep pickup will roll off the production line beginning in 2019. The long-awaited model will be produced in Toledo, Ohio.
Fiat Chrysler officials originally said production would begin in 2020, but it looks like they’re ahead of schedule. The new pickup will be based on the ever-popular Jeep Wrangler, following its redesign next year.
The Jeep brand accounted for nearly 41% of Fiat Chrysler’s sales, which includes Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, and Fiat. The off-road crossover and SUV brand has a strong history of capability and versatility, making it a prime choice for a market where larger vehicles are selling quickly.
The new Jeep pickup truck will compete in the midsize truck segment, which has seen a surge of new competitors in recent years: the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado made their return in 2015, the Toyota Tacoma has seen an increasing sales trend, and Ford announced that the Ranger pickup will return to the market as well.
Now, a new Jeep pickup plans to enter the race and, given the brand’s track record, it’s bound to be impressive.
We here at Jasper Jeep can’t wait for the arrival of the new Wrangler-based pickup!