Even though so far we were able to see quite a few spy shots of the future Wrangler pickup, any official information about it has been unavailable. However, in late August this changed when official CAD drawings about the car were released. With them, we also received quite a bit of information about the truck, its name and even some unique features which it will have. For starters, the truck will be released as the 2019 Jeep Scrambler and not as the pickup Wrangler. On top of that, it looks like it will be given the JT code-name even though the early rumors suggested otherwise. It also looks like the truck will feature quite a few other really interesting quirks, but more on them a bit later.
2019 Jeep Scrambler Price and Release date
The rumors about it sharing its chassis with the four-door Wrangler seem not to be true. In fact, it looks like the Scrambler is only going to be available as a crew-cab, at least for starters. It also seems like its chassis is going to be quite a bit longer than that of the Wrangler. Even though this has yet to be confirmed, from the leaked documents, it is quite clear the truck will be significantly longer than the previous version of the Wrangler.
On top of that, it looks like the truck will feature Dana 12-bolt front and rear differentials which are quite a bit beefier than the older Dana 44 on the old Wrangler. The release date is still unknown, but it looks like the truck may be closer than we first thought. Its price is likely going to hover around $30,000 which would make sense considering it will only be available as a four-door.
At this point, it seems like the 2019 Jeep Scrambler will basically be the pickup version of the Wrangler. Even though this is likely not what Jeep wants us to think, it is the truth. From the earlier CAD drawings, it is quite clear the truck is not all that different from the crossover. The two seem to share the same front end with the round headlights and Jeep’s iconic 7-slats grille. On top of that, the front of the vehicle up until the end of the cab seems mostly identical to the Wrangler. The two also share the doors with their external hinges, the really unusually shaped rear doors as well as the hood scoop. Another really interesting quirk is the truck’s removable T-top. It seems this will be a two-piece hard or soft-top and it will make the 2019 Jeep Scrambler the only truck to offer this. The bed is also quite interesting because it isn’t like the early renders suggested. Instead, it has its wheel-arches enclosed, more similar to what we first seen on the development prototypes.
Here the upcoming Scrambler is more than likely going to offer roughly the same experience as the SUV. Considering the two will share the same cabin, the dashboard, seats and even all of the features should be identical between them. However, some suggested the truck will get more rugged materials in order to better cope with tougher work conditions. While this would be great, considering the features and its price, it is safe to assume Jeep is actually intending it as a leisure vehicle and not as a workhorse.
Engine and Specs
A while ago the base engine of the upcoming 2019 Jeep Scrambler has been confirmed by mistake. It looks like the truck will hit the market powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four gasoline engine. This will be called the “Hurricane, ” and it is expected to deliver 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Even though its displacement is not that high, the engine would likely be able to outperform most V6 engines in its class. The option will come in the form of a 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6. This is expected to provide closer to 340 horsepower and over 280 lb-ft of torque, more than enough to give the Scrambler adequate performance.
The truck will also get a diesel. Even though not official, the leaked documents confirmed it will receive a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 unit which should be good for over 240 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. All of them are going to be available with an eight-speed automatic and four-wheel drive while the base engine might also receive a manual.