Leaked: 2020 Jeep Pickup Will Combine Off-Road and Truck Capability

Photo via: JeepScramblerForum.com

The Jeep Pickup truck will be a 2020 model, and we learn from this image from our friends at JeepScramblerForum.com. This slide/image reportedly came from a dealership presentation teasing the 2020 Jeep truck. While the image doesn’t reveal the truck’s looks, it does include many tantalizing tidbits of information for us to chew on.

2020 Jeep Pickup Truck

First of all, we know the 2020 Jeep pickup truck (we still aren’t 100% it will be called the “Scrambler”) will be unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show during the press presentation days on Wednesday, November 28th. We already know that the 2020 Jeep pickup truck has gone through extensive on-road and off-road testing. We’ve literally seen it.

We estimate that the 2020 Jeep truck will be rated to tow up to 6,500 lbs, which makes it competitive among other midsize trucks, but not class-leading.

You can read more about the Jeep pickup truck (here).

Here are the points gleaned off the photo:

  • Real truck capability
  • Net generation infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • It will have Jeep styling and real off-road capability
  • 15 “class-exclusive” innovations
  • Next generation advanced safety Systems

Yep, not a ton of information on this leak, but it does confirm a few things we were guessing at. Like the newest Ram, the UConnect infotainment system and many of the new Ram’s safety systems should show up on the Jeep pickup truck. Safety systems like blind-spot monitoring, 360° Surround View Camera with Rear Cross Path and (maybe) trailer detection, adaptive cruise control with stop and go capability and LaneSense Lane Departure Warning–Plus should be part of the package.

Jeep Scrambler Rendering Photo: via Joshua B. Bakewell

There should be nice infotainment display, but having a 12-inch screen, like the optional one in the Ram, seems unlikely.

The one thing that caught my eye was the “15 class-exclusive innovations” part. I’m sure some of that has to do with the UConnect and safety system – but what else could they be referring to? We think a convertible roof and/or soft top is one of the items. This truck will compete with a half a dozen midsize trucks. Perhaps it’s solid front axle is part of that “exclusive innovations” part? Curious, isn’t it? What do you think?

Fortunately, the TFLtruck team will be there and we’ll transmit every tidbit of information we get to you immediately from the floor of the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Thanks to JeepScramblerForum.com for the information!

Speaking of off-roading…

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.