It looks like we’ll have no choice but to wait a couple of years just to get our hands on the highly anticipated Wrangler Pickup truck. Jeep’s CEO Mike Manley revealed to The Detroit News that the pickup truck will only be produced in late 2019.
This is a drastic change as the new Wrangler was expected to debut some time this year and kick off sales as a 2018 model. However, the late 2019 production may be a blessing in disguise.
Sergio Marchionne, FCA’s CEO, said some time back in January, during the Detroit Auto Show, that the retooling work over at its Toledo, Ohio plant to accommodate the Wrangler truck would be completed in 2020. This could lead to the truck arriving as a 2021 model.
But, Manley’s recent statement gives some form of assurance that the truck will be a 2020 model. Aside that, Manley also stated that he and Marchionne have been collaborating to come up with names for the new model.
Some of these names include some historic names such as “Comanche” and “Gladiator.” When it comes to sales, Manley is expecting most buyers for the Wrangler pickup truck to derive from the US and the Middle East.