Jeep fans have been asking for a Wrangler-based pickup truck forever…

Jeep teased with pickup truck concepts, like the Gladiator concept but never pulled the trigger on a production model. That is all going to change for 2017! The next-gen Wrangler will finally, finally offer a pickup variant, right from the factory.

That’s the word from The Detroit News, as per a conversation with Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. The CEO has also confirmed that both the standard Wrangler and the pickup truck will be built in the Toledo, Ohio facility where the current Wrangler is assembled.

Jeep global chief Mike Manley told The Detroit News that the Wrangler pickup will arrive in late 2017. “Sergio and I work very, very closely on the Jeep product portfolio, and both of us have been a fan of a potential Wrangler pickup,” he said. “For me, there is a historical place in our lineup for it.”

Who’s excited to see what the final product looks like?

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  Jeep fans have been asking for a Wrangler-based pickup truck forever… Jeep teased with pickup truck concepts, like the Gladiator concept but never pulled the trigger on a production model. That is all going to change for 2017! The next-gen Wrangler will finally, finally offer a pickup variant, right from...