News SPIED: Wrangler JL Pickup Testing on Public Roads!

17:35  18 may  2017
17:35  18 may  2017 Source:   Truck Trend

Is This a Spy Shot of the New Jeep Wrangler Pickup, Or Something Entirely Different?

  Is This a Spy Shot of the New Jeep Wrangler Pickup, Or Something Entirely Different? There's something very strange going on with this Wrangler test mule spied by a JLWrangler Forums member.Forum member Mattiek27 writes that he snapped these photos during a visit to the soon-to-be-closed Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Driving around the FCA campus, he peered what looks to be a JL Wrangler test mule in a fenced-off parking lot. His girlfriend snapped a few photos before FCA security chased them away.

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SPIED : Wrangler JL Pickup Testing on Public Roads ! Posted in News on May 17, 2017 Comment (0). Share this. Edward A. Sanchez. Photographers: Brian Williams. It’s not the first time we’ve seen the Wrangler JL pickup , but it’s the first time we’ve seen it running around on public roads .

It’s not the first time we’ve seen the Wrangler JL pickup, but it’s the first time we’ve seen it running around on public roads. Although well cladded with yards of vinyl wrapping, there’s no hiding the distinctive and iconic shape. There’s no question what we’re looking at here. This is a configuration Wrangler enthusiasts have been pleading for and anticipating for decades, and by the looks of things, it’s not far away. The pickup variant of the JL Wrangler is expected to follow the core two and four-door SUV models by approximately a year, making the odds are that this will be a 2019 model.

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There have been a few next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler ( JL ) prototypes testing in public . You may have seen some images of these camouflaged off- road rigs floating around. 2018 Jeep Wrangler Prototype Spied : Top 10 Predictions & Rumors.

SPIED Wrangler JL Pickup Testing on Public Roads© Brian Williams SPIED Wrangler JL Pickup Testing on Public Roads

The photos don’t show any major changes or surprises of the expected configuration of a four-door crew cab and a relatively short bed. As cool and desirable as a Wrangler pickup will be to many, there are some inevitable tradeoffs for the pickup configuration. The longer wheelbase will mean a less-favorable breakover angle, and the bed overhang over the rear wheels will result in a less-optimal departure angle. However, it appears the rear bumper and bed height are still good enough to offer plenty of off-road agility and capability. The JL pickup comes at an interesting time, just as Chevrolet has introduced the surprisingly capable Colorado ZR2 and an all-new Ford Ranger is being readied for the U.S. market. We would love nothing more than a three or four-truck shootout between the JL pickup, the ZR2, the Tacoma TRD Pro, and the new Ranger, possibly with a Raptor-like off-road package. Are you as excited about the JL pickup as we are?

SPIED Wrangler JL Pickup Testing on Public Roads© Brian Williams SPIED Wrangler JL Pickup Testing on Public Roads

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Will the Jeep Wrangler Pickup Look Like This? .
<p>Unofficial renders preview first Jeep truck in 25 years</p>The front end should look familiar, as it's based on the Wrangler Unlimited renderings JL Wrangler Forums did earlier this year. Those renderings were based on leaked CAD drawings of the Wrangler Unlimited, so the front end probably isn't far off from production. The rest of the rendering is based on test mules we've seen in spy photos and the forums' own insider info. The creators have heard that the pickup variant, codenamed JT, won't have the same scoop behind the fender as the standard Wrangler, so that element is missing in these renders.

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