Last post on Sep 25, 2009 at 5:36 AM
You are in the Jeep Wrangler
What is this discussion about?
Jeep Scrambler, Jeep Wrangler, Future Vehicle, Truck, SUV
Oct 29, 2007 (9:55 am)
I am starting this so that anyone with information on the "jeep"(JT).Can post it here. I hope that it will co into production weather it is called the JT or the Scrambler!!
Oct 30, 2007 (5:09 am)
I have posted pictures of the Jeep (JT) on my page that show the spare tire now mounted on the tailgate.
#20 of 24 Scrambler still expected...
Oct 30, 2007 (8:00 am)
The Jeep Scrambler (Wrangler pickup) is still expected as a production model; hence all these SEMA vehicles and such. I think the main issue now is where they'll make it, and when. They could do a limited run using AEV, or they could wait for Wrangler sales to fall and build them on the Wrangler line. I find it interesting that they are apparently dropping the Pacifica and PT Cruiser - betting on the success of the new minis and Journey, or perhaps preparing to close one of the minivan plants? - if they do drop the Pacifica they MIGHT be able to adapt the line to build Scramblers. Or they MIGHT be able to put them inn with the Sterling Heights vehicles. That would be pushing the boundaries of flexible manufacturing, though! ... there's also the Dakota plant, which would make more sense, but again, the size differential is pretty huge.
A Wrangler pickup / Scrambler would sure be helpful now. The Dakota's fallen flat -- far too close to the Ram in size and mileage -- and the Scrambler would be both unique and more convenient for those who need a tough pickup but sometimes need to park in small spaces.
Sep 24, 2009 (4:40 pm)
I guess I won't hold my breath, though...
Sep 24, 2009 (4:47 pm)
For very much longer, anyway...
#23 of 24 Re: Still waiting [jroadsin818]
Sep 24, 2009 (10:36 pm)
What, exactly, were you waiting for?
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#24 of 24 Re: Still waiting [tidester]
Sep 25, 2009 (5:36 am)
A few things happened since then. Chrysler was bought by Cerberus, which immediately started to dump engineers and testers. That limited their ability to add vehicles. The Wrangler's sales were high enough not to need a companion vehicle though that's changed. And then they went bankrupt and now are under Fiat's control (20% ownership is enough for control in this case) and all bets are off.
See Chrysler-Fiat alliance