If you have ever dreamed of combining the off-road abilities of a Jeep® Wrangler with the versatility of a pickup, your dream is coming true. Fiat Chrysler is currently working on a Jeep® Wranger-based pickup and it isn’t too far off.
At a recent meeting, dealers learned that the Wrangler Pickup release date should be in April of 2019—less than a year from now! It scheduled to go into production in the fourth quarter of this year and we could possibly get the first glimpse of it at a late 2018 auto show, like the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
FCA hasn’t officially released this new pickup’s name, but many have guessed that it might be called the Scrambler, like a previous pickup version produced in the 1980s. We do know it will be based on the new four-door model of the Wrangler, but with an added bed on the back, making it a bit longer than any Wrangler model today.
Can you imagine how much fun this Wrangler Pickup is going to be? You will be able to bring along the whole crew and all of your gear at the same time. This will make it even easier to tackle your rugged outdoor adventures. Here at Flagler CDJR, we can’t wait until this Wrangler-based pickup truck arrives on our lot.
The 2018 Jeep® Wrangler has been long awaited, but enthusiasts won’t have to wait much longer. The upcoming model is set to make its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. While that’s still a little ways off, the upcoming Wrangler has seen some of its specifications leaked.
Excited off-road enthusiasts did some digging and found quite a few new features that will come in the 2018 Wrangler. Powertrain changes and full-time four-wheel drive is set to make the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler a true off-road monster.
Drivers will have three engine choices in the upcoming Wrangler SUV. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine will join the lineup. The current 3.6-liter V6 engine will continue to be available as well. A six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission will be available as well.
Notably, at least one version of the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will come with standard full-time four-wheel drive. This will be the first time the renowned off-road SUV will offer such a feature.
The 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will be available with 10 packages, making it one of the most customizable off-road SUVs on the road. On top of that, drivers can also select a power-folding soft-top roof.
We here at Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can’t wait to see the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler in all of its off-roading glory!
The annual Cars.com American-Made Index rates the “most American” cars on the market based on a variety of factors. These include how many parts in a vehicle are made domestically, where engines and transmissions are sourced from, and how many US manufacturing jobs support the vehicle.
The yearly Cars.com American-Made Index has been going on for 11 years. For the first time in 2017 it had to relax its requirements for making the list. As it was, only 3 vehicles would’ve met last year’s criteria—including the top two winners of the 2017 index, the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Cherokee.
These vehicles had high domestic parts counts, with 74% of Jeep Wrangler’s parts being American-made and 70% for the Cherokee. They also have entirely American-made engines, and almost every transmission used in the Wrangler and Cherokee are domestic as well. Both are or were made in Toledo, Ohio, though the Cherokee recently moved to Illinois.
Cars.com surveyed 1,023 respondents and 25% said they would only buy a car from an American brand. This figure has doubled since 2016. The American-Made Index helps these individuals determine which cars most support American workers and businesses.
For more information about the Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler or if you want to schedule a test drive, give us a call today at Flagler CDJR!
Enthusiasts have been waiting on the edge of their seats for the new Jeep® pickup truck, but it looks like they’ll have to wait a little longer. The new model is currently around a year away from hitting dealership showrooms. Fortunately, spy shots for a production prototype gives a good look at what to expect from the upcoming model.
The upcoming Jeep® pickup truck will be the first on the lineup in more than 25 years. Forget what we saw in spy shots last year. The latest photos indicate that Jeep® is out to play a whole different ball game.
The new Jeep® pickup boasts an integrated bed with Wrangler wheel arches. Bed sides meet the roof pillars at the perfect angle to create a traditional pickup design. While there’s no word on if the roof is removable, it certainly isn’t out of the question.
Based on the Jeep® Wrangler’s history and reputation for off-road capability and rugged styling, the pickup is bound to follow the same path.
The Jeep® pickup truck will likely begin production in 2018 and arrive in showrooms for the 2019 model year.
We here at Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can’t wait for the Jeep® pickup truck to begin production!
Do you have a Jeep? Do you like to go off-roading in your Jeep? Do you like the beach? Well, you’re in luck – every year, Panama City Beach celebrates the joys of Jeep ownership with the Jeep Beach Jam. For 2017, the event takes place from May 17 until the 21st, bringing together Jeep owners of all kinds for a weekend of fun events and activities accompanied by live music. This is a beachside festival for enthusiasts everywhere!
While Jeep Beach Jam 2017 is still a month or so away, you can get a discount by preordering tickets to the 5-day event online at their website for only $89. For that price, you can enjoy activities and events ranging from scavenger hunts to bonfires to obstacle courses and even a Miss JBJ pageant. All of this takes place at Panama City Beach’s Frank Brown Park. Plus, there’s tons of lodging near the event, so Jeep fans can enjoy a 5-day stay at the ocean in between all the great activities planned for the Jeep Beach Jam.
This is a can’t-miss event for Jeep enthusiasts. From live music to sunshine and sandy beaches to great off-road competitions, the Jeep Beach Jam 2017 is sure to be a great time – and an excellent bonding experience for Jeep drivers looking for friends in the community.