"It has been developed to increase sales quickly and to pass on thetradition of the Wrangler - which has the strongest image of any vehicle in the Jeep range," Murphy said.
The Scrambler concept sits on a stretched Wrangler wheelbase, enabling the addition of a 4-foot pickup bed behind a two-passenger compartment.Murphy said the Scrambler will be available in long andshort wheel bases, but Chrysler declined to disclose specifications. Four- and six-cylinder engines will be available.
Jeep will produce about 20,000 Scramblers a year. Due to the stretched wheelbase, the ride "is more comfortable, and it feels better on the road" than the Wrangler, Murphy said.