There’s no arguing that the future is bright for Jeep. As their lineup continues to evolve and impress fanatics and newcomers alike, we are more excited than ever to see what tricks they have up their sleeve. Between more available options on long time favorites, various electric and hybrid selections, and the introduction of four new vehicles, we’re certain that the next few years are going to be quite exciting.
The loudest buzz has been about the unique Wrangler-based mid-size pickup – also tentatively known as the Jeep Scrambler. If you ask us, the Scrambler has the potential to be the best of both worlds: the style and familiarity of the classic Wrangler with the capability and convenience of a pickup truck. While Jeep has not officially confirmed whether Scrambler will be the actual name, many believe it’s a nod to the original CJ-8 scrambler, which was produced in the mid-80’s. They’re seemingly going back to their roots, and we like it. The Scrambler is expected to be released in 2019 and we are seriously counting the days.
Continuing along the pickup truck route, we arrive at the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, which aren’t expected until 2020 or later. These models will be full-size SUVs but will have the body and frame of the next-generation Ram pickups. The original plan was to use the platform designed for the Grand Cherokee, but they decided to take a different (and arguably more exciting) path. Not too many additional details are currently available, but you can bet we’re patiently waiting.
In addition to the Scrambler and Wagoneer, two other vehicles are expected to be added to Jeep’s lineup. Even less is known about these two other than where they fall on the lineup. One is expected to be on the smaller side and sit below the Renegade. The other is a mid-size vehicle reportedly with three rows of seating and will fall right in line with an all-new Grand Cherokee. We’ll certainly keep you posted with more details as they become available!
A few other noteworthy additions include Trailhawk, Trackhawk and Deserthawk offerings on a variety of Jeep nameplates. They also plan to introduce 10 plug-in hybrids among its lineup and four electric vehicles. Ambitious, but certainly not a bad idea.
It’s quite clear that Jeep is doing everything it can to preserve the well-loved charm of its vehicles while still satisfying our need for the new and exciting. We are beyond excited to see what the next five years bring and you’re invited to join us for the ride! Make sure to visit Lester Glenn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT located at 101 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753. We’ll be here ready to show you all that Jeep has to offer!