2019 Jeep Wrangler JT “Scrambler”
We’re not sure what powerplants will first arrive under the Scrambler’s hood—the small-but-brawny 2.0L turbocharged I-4 with eTorque mild hybridization seems likely, and some leaked information suggests a 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 is likewise on the way. But at launch, don’t expect the Scrambler to be available with anything but the 3.6L Pentastar V-6, hopefully butched up a bit for pickup duty.
The photo model spied here is riding on Goodyear Wrangler SR-A all-terrain tires, suggesting it’s an on-road–biased “Scrambler Sahara,” though it’s also wearing the Wrangler Rubicon’s wheels. But even with less aggressive rubber, expect the Jeep Scrambler to be the most off-road–ready pickup on the market, with solid front and rear axles, plenty of articulation, and a long family history to live up to. With a potential Scrambler Rubicon on the way to do battle with the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, hopefully U.S.-bound Ford Ranger Raptor, and legendary Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, the off-road truck market is more vibrant than ever.
We should see a final production version of the Scrambler later this year, possibly at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Plan on seeing the pickup in your local Jeep showroom at the end of the year or in early 2019.
Source: SpiedBilde Photography
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