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It’s almost official. Most automotive insiders in the know now concur that Jeep’s new Wrangler-based pick-up truck will be called the Jeep Gladiator. For several months it was believed the Scrambler was the name Jeep would call the new pick-up. Recently, however, an automotive grapevine ‘long-time trusted source’ revealed a screenshot they saw of the company’s website had the new pick-up being called the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Apparently, Fiat-Chrysler’s media site had the name up long enough for the insider to view it on both their computer browser and their iPhone. The listing was reportedly taken down soon afterwards.

A Logical Choice

Jeep had used the Gladiator name on one of its vehicles during the 1960s. So, the revelation the company was calling the new Wrangler-based pick-up the ‘Gladiator’ was embraced as a great choice by long-time Jeep enthusiasts. They also point to the dramatic 2005 Wrangler concept pick-up that was called the Jeep Gladiator. Another reason many knowledgeable people believe Gladiator and not Scramble will be the name Jeep chooses for its new pick-up, is the Ducati brand, which is owned by Audi, has a sub-brand of off-road, retro-styled bikes that has been using the Scrambler name for years.

What To Expect

Insiders say the new Jeep Wrangler-based pick-up truck will be available in three trim level in the United States. They are the Sport, Overland and the Rubicon. Currently, the Overland trim isn’t offered on vehicles in the Wrangler range. Many expected it would be reserved for use on an off-road camping version. In terms of what features to expect on Jeep’s highly-anticipated and hotly debated new pick-up, insiders say an FCA dealer presentation teaser revealed a photograph of the pickup covered in camouflage said it has “next-generation advanced safety systems”, “15 class-exclusive innovations”, along with the latest infotainment systems featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. If you want to check out any number of Jeep models that are currently available, you are sure to be impressed, and you can do so at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

Searching For Clues

Jeep enthusiasts have been searching for clues about the look, features and name of the long-awaited pick-up truck. People regularly visit forum pages, scourer FCA media sites, do searches, follow links, take long hard looks at spy photos and tap all their connections for inside information. They picked up internal chatter about the switch from ‘Scrambler’ to ‘Gladiator’, saw pickup truck codes like Rubicon Pickup JTJS98, Sport Pickup JTJL98 and Overland Pickup JTJP98, go over old press releases and try to make informed deductions about what the Jeep pick-up will look like and be able to do.

The Big Reveal

Most insiders agree all the signs point to the new Jeep pick-up being called the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Still, the excitement is building and countless people around the world are waiting with baited breath to see touch, test drive and buy this innovative new automotive offering from Jeep. The wait will be over soon. All the speculation ends at the LA Auto Show on November 26, 2018. Press releases for the event promise a new Jeep pick-up truck will be revealed. Jeep lovers can hardly wait.

 

Jeep has announced plans to offer an optional soft-top on their Scrambler pickup. The company has signaled plans to fully reveal its two-door Wrangler along with the four-door Wrangler Unlimited at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Jeep’s new pickup truck will not be there. The plan is to have it make its debut some time during 2018. The Scrambler pickup is slated to begin production at Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s assembly plant in Toledo, Ohio in November 2018. The Scrambler pickup truck is based on the Jeep Wrangler. It is scheduled to begin hitting the market in about a year.

At the Moab Easter Jeep Safari last year, Jeep introduced its Crew Chief 715 concept. That vehicle is based on Jeep’s previous-generation Wrangler Unlimited. The Crew Chief 715 concept looks like a pickup truck that has a fabric roof as well as an array of design cues that pay tribute to a wide selection of Jeep military vehicles that include the Kaiser M715. People that are Crew Chief 715 fans will be ecstatic to hear that the Wrangler pickup that they have long been waiting for, codenamed ‘JT’, will draw some inspiration from the concept vehicle that debuted last year.

Sources with close connections to Jeep have revealed to Automotive News that the utilitarian vehicle will have an optional soft top, just like the regular Wrangler. In addition to that, owners will have the option to simply lower the soft top or to remove it completely. A number of the styling traits that were included in the Crew Chief 715 is said to be planned to be included on the Scrambler. However the front grille will not be a part of it. That will enable it to stay true to the heritage of the Wrangler. The name Scrambler has not yet been confirmed as what the new pickup will be called. If you want to check out any Jeep’s, you should head to Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

There are numerous spy images that have shown that the testing phase of the new pickup truck is already well underway. The new Jeep pickup has rumored to have been in the development stage for quite a few years. Many people have seen the regular Wranglers driving out in the open. Those in the know say they do not expect too many surprises when it comes to the design of Jeep’s new pickup version of the Wrangler. When the new Scrambler eventually arrives, many say it could feature a V6 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine similar to the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as well as the company’s naturally aspirated V6 Pentastar gasoline engines.

For people that are both Jeep and pickup lovers, excitement is at an all-time high. All signs point to the new Scrambler being a great addition to the Jeep lineup of rugged, versatile vehicles. Automotive enthusiasts are counting down the days and poring over spy photographs to get a look at this long-awaited Jeep pickup. The company has a 75 year tradition of creating excellent go anywhere, do anything vehicles and the Scrambler is anticipated continue that tradition.