New Jeep Pickup Spotted?

The Jeep pickup has been something that has been rumored for some time and little hints here and there that something was in the works.  As of yet, besides just some concept Jeep vehicles, nothing has been produced to show what the Jeep pickup that is supposed to be coming will look like.  That is until AutoToday seemingly spotted a Jeep Wrangler pickup concept in the wild.

The spy pictures look pretty amazing.  I don’t believe that many didn’t think the Wrangler pickup would look like a Jeep melded with a truck back.  That being said, actually seeing one on the road is really cool to see.  There is definitely a demand for this fusion of truck and Jeep and the Wrangler pickup may just be the thing to cater to that market.

As for the name, there is no news on that front.  The rumor is that Jeep will be reviving a nostalgic name to attach to the Wrangler pickup.  Here is hoping that we’ll be seeing and hearing more news soon about the Jeep Wrangler Pickup.

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Is Hybrid Engines the Future for Jeep?

One of the biggest successes of late for Chrysler is the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.  The new minivan has been winning awards and fans as news of its amazing stats get out.  One of the most notable is how the hybrid powertrain gets it 84 miles per gallon equivalent in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.  The future of the auto industry is figuring out how to best approach the upcoming electric trend and with the Pacifica leading the way, Jeep maybe offering hybrid powertrains in all of their future vehicles.

FCAuthority is reporting that Jeep will be having hybrid powertrains available on the majority of their vehicles in the future.  Sergio Marchionne was speaking with reporters in Toronto last Friday and told them that Jeep is at work on hybrid powertrains.  These will “become visible in the next two to three years.”

The article goes on to reference that Marchionne had already said the Jeep Wrangler JL will have a hybrid version.  The Jeep Grand Wagoneer will also have a hybrid powertrain.  It certainly seems to be the way of the future.  The green craze that is going around the auto industry is going to be replicated where it can and the Pacifica is a sign that FCA is committed to achieving this in most of their line-ups.  While Dodge is pushing out the horsepower with their monster engines, it seems that Jeep will be seeing what having hybrid powertrains can help it do.

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2017 Jeep Compass is the Activity Vehicle of Texas and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is the Premium Utility Vehicle of Texas!

The Texas Auto Writers Association gave out their awards at their annual Texas Auto Roundup and one of the biggest winners by brand was Jeep.  The brand took home some of the highest honors of the evening including the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass which is already making a name for itself with auto critics.

“The Jeep brand vehicles also impressed our judges.  The 2017 Jeep Compass led the diverse Activity Vehicle category, offering excellent versatility, capability and Jeep’s go-anywhere styling…” said Nic Phillips, President of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

The 2017 Jeep Compass won the Activity Vehicle of Texas and the other major winner from Jeep was the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.  It was voted the Premium Utility Vehicle winner.

Phillips continued, “…the Grand Cherokee SRT continues to demonstrate the incredible package of handling, power and segment value, worthy of our Performance Utility Vehicle award.”

The awards for the Jeep brand added with the major wins that the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid won meant that FCA US had the most awards of any other car maker at the annual competition.

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