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Posted by mike on 2010/9/30 13:44:12 (3923) reads

I've received a couple of unconfirmed reports this morning that a Wrangler-based 1-ton pickup has been confirmed at a "Dealers Principles" meeting. The vehicle is said to come with a turbo diesel engine and go on sale during calendar year 2011.

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Posted: 2010/10/12 21:17  Updated: 2010/10/12 21:17
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 Re: Jeep Pickup Confirmed?
I guess this depends on your definition of "confirmation." Ultimately, this is about the words of a politician so take it with a grain of salt.

Perhaps not confirmation, but a bit of an assurance all the same:

An article from Toledo, OH's WTOL11

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Posted: 2010/10/4 0:52  Updated: 2010/10/4 0:52
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 Re: Jeep Pickup Confirmed?
I would suppose that the size of the bed would determine what constitutes a "small" pickup truck. A Wrangler based pickup truck would have more of a cargo box than a pickup bed....more suitable for hauling tools, landscaping stones, bricks and mabye a couple of mountain bikes than drywall, plywood, or an ATV....A high towing rating would be good though as the Jeep could be marketed to tow bobcats, atvs or boats....

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Posted: 2010/10/3 17:36  Updated: 2010/10/3 17:36
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 Re: Jeep Pickup Confirmed?
This wouldn't make sense. It would compete too closely with the Ram Power Wagon. A small pickup is what's needed.

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Posted: 2010/10/2 11:48  Updated: 2010/10/2 11:48
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It stands to reason, AEV made the Brute Pickup out of the TJ, River Raider Offroad has a JK 4 door to 2 door "Scrambler" conversion that is technically a Pickup....Burnsville Offroad is also doing JK LWB "Scrambler" conversions....All for big bucks$$$...What it boils down to is that this is money that could be going to Chrysler/Jeep for making a simple assembly line variation of their popular product....JK SWB, JK 2 door LWB, JK 4 Door LWB, JK 2 Door Mini Pickup...Its all money in the bank if they just get on the stick...

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Posted: 2010/10/1 6:06  Updated: 2010/10/1 6:14
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 Re: Jeep Pickup Confirmed?
Probable that a Jeep Scrambler-type truck is coming.
Highly doubtful that a diesel would be the powerplant.

And both for the same (but opposing) reasons:
Cost-effective to produce/certify in U.S. (truck is, diesel isn't)
Consumer demand (high for a truck; lower for a small diesel)
Priced competitively (easy for the truck; a new ULSD turbo diesel would be pricey)

Full-size pickups aside, there is very low demand for diesels in the U.S., and it is difficult & costly to meet U.S. emissions standards. Much more difficult now than 5 years ago. That's why they're scarce in new cars & SUVs in the U.S. Nonexistent, perhaps?
Time will tell... but this has been the prevailing "wisdom"...

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Posted: 2010/9/30 20:39  Updated: 2010/9/30 20:39
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 Re: Jeep Pickup Confirmed?
please let this somehow be legit

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Posted: 2010/10/1 0:41  Updated: 2010/10/1 0:41
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Oh yes, that would be so sweet!!!!

If true, I wonder if being a 1 ton puts it over 6000 lb gvw and thus makes the Diesel smog legal? While I would love having the D44 in front and D-60 in back, I have to guess that the springs are pretty stiff! My old 1956 Willys 4wd PU was rated as a 1 ton and it sure was stiff, but I loved it. Wish I still had it except 110 HP sure was slow and 15 MPG just didn't cut it. But with the Warn OD it would cruise nice at 75 MPH.

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Posted: 2010/10/1 11:42  Updated: 2010/10/1 11:42
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Yes the GVW does affect the smog certs.
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