Did Jeep Ever Have a Pickup Truck?

Jeep, the American carmaker known for its off-road vehicles, has never produced a pickup truck. Founded in 1941 and now owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jeep is synonymous with heavy-duty vehicles and SUVs for those who require the capability to tackle challenging terrain. Despite its long history, Jeep has never released a pickup truck.

For many years, Jeep was owned by American Motors Corporation (AMC). During this time, Jeep was well known for producing the iconic CJ series of small SUVs and military vehicles.

In 1987, AMC was acquired by Chrysler, who then went on to launch the Wrangler in 1991. This model was based on the CJ series and featured removable doors and fold-down windshields. The Wrangler still remains one of Jeep’s most popular models today.

In recent years, there has been much speculation as to whether or not Jeep will ever produce a pickup truck. In 2016, rumors began circulating that Jeep was developing a midsize pickup called the Scrambler. However, these rumors were dispelled when Fiat Chrysler revealed that it had no plans to produce such a vehicle.

In 2018, there were further reports that Jeep would be releasing two new pickups in 2020; one full-size and one mid-size offering. These reports were based on an interview with Mike Manley, then CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), who said that FCA was “actively looking” at building pickups under the Ram brand as well as “Jeep pickups”.

However, despite these reports nothing has come of them since then and it appears that Jeep will not be producing any pickups anytime soon. The company does offer a number of off-road capable vehicles such as the Wrangler and Gladiator but these are still not considered true pickups.

In conclusion, despite much speculation over the years Jeep have yet to release a pickup truck. The company offers several off-road capable vehicles but they are not considered true pickups by enthusiasts due to their lack of cargo carrying capabilities. It remains to be seen if Jeep will ever produce a pickup truck but for now it seems unlikely.

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Karen Watkins