Well, we don’t have any other option aside from waiting for another few years for the highly anticipated Wrangler Pickup truck to arrive. Mike Manley, Jeep CEO, said that the pickup will only be made in late 2019, as reported by The Detroit News.
Initially, the new Wrangler variant was slated to debut some time this year and start selling as a 2018 model. However, this drastic change may be beneficial to the automaker.
FCA CEO Sergio Machionne revealed in January, during the Detroit Auto Show, that the retooling process at its Toledo, Ohio factory to prepare for the Wrangler truck would only be completed in 2020. This could result in the truck arriving as a 2021 MY.
That said, Manley’s statement gives some guarantee that the truck will be a 2020 MY. Besides that, Manley also said that he and Marchionne have been working together to name the new model.
These include some historic names such as “Comanche” and “Gladiator.” When this truck finally arrives for sale, Manley is expecting the majority of the buyers to come from the US as well as the Middle East.