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Recently, Jeep confirmed that a pickup would be in its lineup in the near future. This was met with a lot of excitement by people who love the off-roading ability of Jeep SUVs but want the convenience of having a well-built pickup truck. However, if you are in the mood for a different Jeep flavor, you may have to wait a little longer. According to CEO Mike Manley, the pickup won’t enter production into late 2019.

The auto manufacturer is also contemplating naming the truck. Other Jeep pickups were called the Gladiator (later the J-series), Comanche and original Willys Jeep Truck. The name that makes the most sense is the Gladiator as it was the name used in a Wrangler-based concept that was rolled out in 2005. In the past, the trucks were made at Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s plant in Toledo, Ohio, and this new version should be built here, as well.

While Jeep is not starting production yet, this is, in a way, good news for Jeep. The automaker already has a full plate as its redesigned Compass is gaining in popularity. At the same time, Jeep is working on a redesigned Grand Cherokee and a Grand Wagoneer full-size SUV. Jeep is being a bit cautious here, which should be good news for anyone wanting to buy any model. The company doesn’t want to rush things and hurt quality. At the same time, this will end up being a nearly two-year delay, which isn’t good news to anyone who is excited to buy a Jeep pickup.

Jeep has a history of producing SUVs that can go anywhere in the world. While a lot of SUV manufacturers designed SUVs with car drivers in mind, Jeep has always stuck to its roots and made SUVs that can actually do well in the mud, snow and rocks. Jeep has produced trucks for decades, beginning in 1947 and ending with the Comanche in 1992. While details haven’t been released, they should offer a quality pickup, including multiple options. The company discontinued the Jeep Comanche in 1992 in order to focus on the Dodge Dakota, which was itself discontinued in 2011.

The company, for years, has teased potential buyers with concepts and pickup ideas. For example, the Jeep-J12 was produced for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari off-roading event in 2012. A Jeep Gladiator, which was based off the Jeep Wrangler platform, was also shown off at the at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show. While there are no Jeep pickups on the production line yet, if you want to check out or test drive any current models, you can head to Chapman Chrysler Jeep and see what you think.

A Jeep pickup truck, whatever it ends up being called, is sure to be received with open arms. It’s probably going to cost more than other pickups on the market, though with the Jeep name and the off-roading capabilities, a new Jeep pickup is certainly worth the investment. Though, until there is an official announcement and production gets started, anyone looking at getting a new Jeep pickup shouldn’t get too excited, yet.


The 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is a great SUV for anyone who craves driving in the mud. Sadly, many SUVs now are made for people who just want to show off or are too cool to buy a minivan. But, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is a true SUV that can handle all you throw at it, all at a price much lower than its high-priced imports. Here are a few reasons to check one out.

True off-roading capability:

Nothing is more annoying than plopping down tens of thousands of dollars for an SUV only to see it underperform off the pavement. Many SUVs are built with car frames, which makes them pretty weak once you hit the mud or rocks. This is not true with the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, or any Jeeps for that matter. When you pull off the pavement and onto the dirt, you will feel more natural off-roading than ever before. With a lot of clearance, when you adjust the off-road settings, you can avoid all but the biggest rocks and other obstacles. Coupled with one of the most advanced 4×4 systems available, you will enjoy superior, all-weather capability that will get you out of the biggest jams.


While the SUV has amazing off-roading capability, the exterior is also sure to impress. With a large, aerodynamic spoiler, a sleek headlamp design and an overall sleek and futuristic looking body, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is one to turn heads. With integrated fog lamps, along with available Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps, the front of the SUV certainly looks aggressive. If you want to spend a bit more, you can get the Summit California Edition, which includes goodies like 20-inch platinum aluminum wheels, body-color door handles and much more. Either way, after you take it off-roading and wash it up again, it will look as good as new. Check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep, and you sure to love what you are looking at.

Safety and Security:

The safety and security of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk probably isn’t the first consideration of a potential buyer. However, with front and rear crumple zones that help absorb the impact, along with seven airbags, you can feel at ease whether you are flying through the mud or driving down the freeway. While this beast feels more at home on the trails, with things like Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning, along with Blind Spot Monitoring, you can drive down the freeway with confidence.


The interior of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is surprisingly comfortable for an SUV with so much off-roading capability. With Rich ski gray Laguna leather-trimmed seats, the cockpit is sure to feel comfortable to drivers. Though, many won’t care, and they will, instead, get excited about the UCONNECT and UCONNECT ACCESS systems, where they can enjoy a 3g wireless access hotspot, superior speakers and control of just about everything. Yes, whether barreling down the trails or commuting to and from work, you can be comfortable and enjoy all the latest tech.


Anyone who loves to go off-roading knows that the Jeep brand is one of the best brands to consider. In fact, it’s synonymous with going off-road, and the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is one vehicle that you can enjoy in the mud, on the rocks and anywhere in between. And, there is good news for anyone who wants an improved version on the already great brand. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon has improved off-road performance.

Thanks to a front axle upgrade, off-road rock rails, along with heavy-duty cast differential covers, the vehicle has an increased 4×4 capability and protection from even the most rugged and challenging terrain. With new 17-inch Low Gloss Granite crystal-painted aluminum wheels, you can show off your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon. Also, with option body color and unique red interior accents, the Rubicon Recon is sure to turn heads.

But, while you will surely love the outside of the Rubicon Recon, you are sure to love the inside too. It comes with a standard set of features, including an eight-speaker audio system that is sure to be loved on the freeway, barreling down the highway or in the mud. The black leather heated seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are sure to make the experience that much more enjoyable. If you want to enjoy the sun and open air while out in the wilderness, you can with the Premium Sunrider soft top, which is standard.

Jeep is pumped up and excited to start offering the new and improved Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon. In fact, with plenty of Rubicon decals all over the seats, seat belts and interior, it’s obvious that the company is proud of what it’s offering. One thing that sets Jeep above the rest is that the company designs vehicles for off-roading, which is a huge plus for anyone who actually wants to go in the mud and have a good time. Other companies make nice looking SUVs that flounder as soon as they leave the pavement. With the steel front number that has a winch-capable design, along with removable end caps, you can reduce damage on the trail and get into, and out of, more trouble. This feature alone really separates itself from other SUVs on the market.

Drivers who love to feel the driving experience even more will love the unique gauge cluster that offers a host of read-outs including oil pressure, transmission and coolant temperatures, individual tire pressure and a digital speed readout. While the Rubicon Recon has extra features and certainly feels comfortable on the inside, the company didn’t go overboard as it’s still truly a workhorse 4×4 SUV that you can easily explore the wild with.

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is a great off-roading vehicle that can also be enjoyed while on the road. It will be available later this month or sometime in March, and it comes in seven colors Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Firecracker Red, Gobi, Rhino and Granite Crystal. Once it’s out, you should test drive one at Chapman Chrysler Jeep as you are sure to love the power, luxury and off-roading capability.


Jeep has announced that they will begin producing the 2018 Jeep Wrangler starting in November. The company will build the Wrangler at the Toledo Assembly Complex in which it was building its Jeep Cherokee up until about 7 months ago. The beginning production date for the vehicle is based on a report in The Toledo Blade. Although Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has not yet announced a launch date for their next-generation Wrangler, Bruce Baumhower, United Auto Workers Local 12’s president, has confirmed that production of the Wrangler will begin at the plant in November.

Jeep is expected to stop producing the current model of the Wrangler in March. Beginning in April the company will shift the Cherokee production from its current plant into its facility located in Belvidere, Illinois. According to reports it is going to take about five months for the company to retool the plant in Toledo in preparation to build the 2018 Wrangler. Not very long ago, it was revealed that the construction of the all-new Wrangler will be done with aluminum. Although the Wrangler will not have a body entirely made of the lightweight material, it’s the first time aluminum will be used on the model.

In an interview recently published in The Toledo Blade, Baumhower said that testing and development of the next generation of Jeep’s iconic Wrangler SUV is in the final stage and said production of the vehicle would begin by the end of 2017. He also shared a few other details about the process including where it will be manufactured. Baumhower said adapting the facilities and the assembly line will require major adjustments. He explained that the Wrangler’s current generation will continued to be produced at the plant and the work shift will vary from six to seven days a week.

The current model of the Jeep Wrangler will continue to be produced until about March 2018, sources say. That means both the old generation Wrangler and the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will both be produced for a few months. Once the new Wrangler is introduced, a pick-up version of Jeep’s new Wrangler will follow soon afterwards. Plus it’s will not be surprising if the company plans to produce a wide range of special editions of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, as well. This will allow the company to meet the needs of Jeep Wrangler lovers that are looking for their own unique version of the iconic automobile. If you can wait, you should be able to check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep later in the year, but if you can’t, you can check out a 2017 Jeep Wrangler – you are sure to be impressed.

As for how the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will look, there are a number of spy photos revealed in recent months. Those photos show a revolutionary new design, even as the company works to maintain the vehicle’s iconic look. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will also feature several technological and mechanical upgrades. These major changes have resulted in a Wrangler that’s more advanced and efficient. While the spy photos have helped to give people a general idea of what the new Wrangler looks like, they’ll have to wait until April to see it live and up close.

The Jeep Wagoneer is Happening After All

After months of doubts and questions, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed that they will be producing the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer. According to a statement by FCA the Jeep Wagoneer as well as Jeep Wagoneer SUVs will be produced at its Warren, Michigan plant. The new Jeep pickup will be produced at the FCA plant in Toledo, Ohio, the company announced. That has ended months of speculation about the future of those iconic Jeep vehicles. FCA announced a change in the demand for trucks and SUVs has forced the company to realign it’s manufacturing operations in the United States.

FCA said it will invest $1 billion to further expand its Ram and Jeep brands and improve and modernize its manufacturing operations by upgrading its plants in Michigan and Ohio. The move will see the company adding over 2,000 new jobs. Expanding manufacturing capacity and committing to produce several beloved vehicles is an important move for FCA. This will help them maintain or improve its share of the burgeoning SUV and pickup truck sales in the U.S. market. It will also create excitement among people that love the Jeep vehicles. While the Jeep Wagoneer is not yet a reality, if you want to see what else Jeep has to offer, check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

FCA’s announcement is part of its continuing efforts to increase the production of its trucks and SUVs. This action is particularly important at this time because FCA is ending its production of small and midsized automobiles. FCA also announced it will make a $1.5 billion investment to retool its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. That’s where the company will produce the next generation of its Ram 1500. A company spokesperson said they feel this is the type of investment they owe the country.

FCA also announced it will put aside a billion dollars to be used to retool the Warren Truck Assembly Plant where they build both the Jeep Wagoneer as well as the Grand Wagoneer. In the wake of the harsh criticism newly elected President Trump leveled at the country’s automakers, many companies including FCA are preparing for several rounds of tough questions about the companies making investments in car manufacturing in Mexico and its negative impact on U.S. workers that need jobs.

An FCA spokesman has denied the expansions in some of its American automotive production plants is a reaction to president-elect Trump’s statements regarding punishment for American companies moving their production plants to Mexico. FCA recently released a statement explained their investment in the Warren Truck Assembly Plant will enable the factory will allow the company to move the production of its Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck line from Mexico to the United States.

Vehicle manufacturers understand that not being on the right side of the new president’s America First policy could feel his Twitter wrath and be assessed heavy taxes. But FCA said that was not the motivation behind improving its plants and adding jobs at its Ohio and Michigan plants. While factories in Belvidere, Illinois and Sterling Heights, Michigan will produce the new trucks and SUVs, FCA is looking for a company to build its small cars.