2019 Jeep JT Scrambler: Another Look at the Sahara Prototype (Spied)

2019 jeep scrambler pickup truck prototype crew
(photo: Nathaniel P.)

We get more clear images of the 2019 Jeep JT (aka. Scrambler) prototype thanks to an observant eye of Nathaniel P. What do we know so far about the upcoming midsize pickup truck from Jeep?

Dealership documents reveal that the JT pickup truck will have a 3.0L turbo-diesel engine option. It will offer several top/roof options, including a removable roof. It will have a towing capacity of around 6,500 lbs, which is a lot more than the 3,500 lbs rating of the Wrangler JL and competitive among other midsize trucks on the market. The JT will also come in at least two trim levels: luxurious Sahara-like and Rubicon-equipped models.

The JT will have a considerably longer wheelbase than the JL, which will make its breakover angle worse and may limit its off-road capability. We are sure that Jeep is working to maximize the off-road characteristics for all of the JT models, especially the Rubicon.

What does a longer wheelbase Jeep Wrangler JL drive like off-road? Here is the Jeep Sandstorm concept vehicle that Roman and Nathan drove at the 2018 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.