One of the highlights for us at the Eater Jeep Safari is driving concept vehicles, this includes the Jeep J6 truck concept. Unlike a majority of concept vehicles at the event, the Jeep J6 two-door pickup truck concept was not based on a Jeep Gladiator. It is actually based on a Jeep Wrangler JL platform.
While power comes from the same 3.6-liter V6 that powers the regular Wrangler JL and Gladiator (along with the eight-speed automatic transmission) – it hauls a lot. According to Jeep, the Jeep J6 two-door pickup truck concept can tow 7,650 lbs and haul a payload of 1,600 lbs. That’s outstanding in any market.
This is a much shorter vehicle than the Gladiator. It has the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited’s 118.4″ wheelbase and it has a longer six-foot bed.
“Additional modifications defend the Jeep J6 against off-road obstacles, including a prototype two-inch steel stinger bar that bolts to the Rubicon front bumper and rock rails customized with two-inch steel tubes welded to the standard Jeep Gladiator rails. The concept hardtop is removable. The classic Jeep J6 badging is swapped on the tailgate and side fenders.” – Jeep
You can read more about the Jeep J6 two-door pickup truck concept (here).
Journalists begged Jeep to build the J6. The Jeep J6 concept is, by far, their most popular vehicle at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari.
In this video, we get a detailed walk-around of the J6 with the added bonus of a (very) brief desert drive.
Here is our first video.