• Is this a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara or Sport Pickup Truck Prototype?

    (photo: Ben Hanas)

    The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL) is just now arriving at dealerships across the country, but most of us are already looking ahead to the upcoming Wrangle-based pickup truck (aka: codename JT and unofficially named the 2019 Scrambler).

    These latest spy shots come to us courtesy of Ben Hanas.

    The prototype is still wearing heavy camouflage, but this particular truck is riding on all-season Goodyear Wrangler tires. The entry-level Sport, Sport S, and the luxurious Sahara version of the JL Wrangler also ride on Goodyear Wrangler tires. So could we be looking at a Sport or a Sahara pickup truck here? It’s very possible, but unfortunately there are no shots of the interior of this prototype to give us a better clue.

    Not much official information is available about the Wrangler pickup truck, but there are some leaked documents that suggest that a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 will be available. Also, leaked information suggests that JT will be rated to tow up to 6,500 lbs.

    We will keep you updated on more Wrangler pickup truck JT news as soon as we hear.

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    18 thoughts on “Is this a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara or Sport Pickup Truck Prototype?

    1. It certainly looks like it may actually be a usable truck, with low bedsides that you don’t need a ladder to reach over. On the flip side, it’s certainly not going to be A ZR2 competitor with its low overall clearance. Of course, a Rubicon model could fix that considering the JL wheel Wells are already big enough to fit 35s…

      1. Toycrusher – – –

        May still not quite be head-to-head competition: Scrambler is to ZR2, as Power Wagon is to Raptor?


    2. The leaked documents have indicated that there will be 2 trim levels referred to as “base” and “premium”. With the Pentastar, these trims have 3.45 and 4.10 axle ratios, respectively. That would indicate that the premium trim will have off-road features like the Rubicon. The base trim will probably be roughly like the Sport S, since that’s the lowest equipment level in the segment.

    3. The longer I wait to purchase a mid-size truck, the less excited I become about this product for some reason. Maybe that will change if FCA ever debuts this truck. I know I am not looking forward to the price point, but I really do like the interior of the JL. This has the potential to have the nicest interior, in my opinion, but it appears there will be no exciting engines. I’m a very specific buyer, I know what I am looking for in a product – it must be a ‘total package’ and with the least amount of compromises for my vision of a “perfect” mid-size truck.

      1. What motor would you like to see? This is probably going to have the 260hp 3.0 diesel and maybe the 2.0 GTDI. For a truck in this weight class that diesel will be overkill as long as FCA doesnt screw it up like they did with the ram and put an inadequate cooling system in.

      1. Product is basically done. The JK goes out of production any day now, and the production line will be changed over to build the JT. Full press launch in LA, production rolling in November of this year.

    4. This truck has been nearly two decades (that I can remember) in the making. What I am seeing so far I really like. Sort of reminds me of beefed up Comanche. I’m hoping it might set some trends in the truck industry, maybe bringing trucks back to the basics.

      1. I miss the step side beds of the 80s. It’s great that the bed of the new Chevy can hold 3 yards of concrete but it doesn’t have enough payload to handle half a yard of mulch. A 4′ wide bed was plenty for most anything you want to haul and the big steps made it possible to actually reach that cargo.

        Here’s hoping Jeep doesn’t disappoint and gives us 12″ plastic flares instead…

    5. If FCA’s Jeep (JT) platform is using a modified 2019 Ram 1500 QC frame assembly,than I am expecting higher towing limit’s, then what TFL is using. With a settlement done with EPA/CARB over the 3.0 EcoBoost, most website’s are reporting mid summer of 2019 SHAP will be adding the 3.0L ED to the line up.So I see no reason for the Jeep JT platform to have the 2.0L TT, 3.6L, 3.0L diesel,as ordering options.I say this because the 2019 Ram 1500 has a new sprayed front frame rails so the 5.7L Hemi could also fit,but the hood height may rule this potent powertrain out..This could push the tow limits to around 10,000 with a class 4 receiver with just the fore mentioned powertrains above.Also I remember what J.Morrison said we except to have class leading number’s hp/tq with the second generation 3.0 EcoDiesel.This will be mated also to the second generation ZF 8 speed.Also I notice alot of sensors in these photo’s as well.So the same tech features in the Ram have looked at least made there way into this Jeep truck.What is with the huge bumps on the rear bumper are they tow shackles,or rear guidence sensors temp mounted ?Also notice the rear wheel well fenders reach out almost as far as the fronts making a more balanced look down the side plus coverage of the rear tire.I am confused why it has been chopped off so much at the rear of the fender.Not sure why such much exposure to the elements there.The fender needs to at least come down to the bumper.

      1. The JT is NOT on a Ram 1500 frame. The rear suspension appears to be more like the Ram than the JK or JL. That doesn’t mean anything else, other than that they made use of the available wheel base and kept space behind the axle for the spare tire.

      2. So basically what you are telling us is that it will be priced like a Ram 1500, but because its a Jeep Wrangler with a bed it will offer no discounts and we will be getting a cloth seated base model for $40k out the door. Sweet. Looking forward to it.

    6. With this redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 QC frame assembly with a wheel base of 140.5 inches,this current frame in the 2019 Ram has the 5.7L as a option.But after looking at the front end I see were the fenders roll up onto the hood design taking a bit of the over all width out.I guess I am hoping they offer a 5.7L Hemi and call it the “Eagle” and put the really nice Screeming Eagle decal over the hood.I used to own a brand new Jeep J20 with AMC’s 360,back in the day,it was such a nice truck.Came with a CB as well.

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