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Unread 09-19-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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Jeep pickup at least four years away

According to Mike Manley, a Jeep pickup is at least four years in the future, if it is approved at all.
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“It is too late in Wrangler’s product cycle to add a pickup,” Manley said. “The 2015 or 2016 time frame makes more sense. That’s when we will refresh the Wrangler.”
http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php...t-4-years-away

Notice how everything we want, pickup and diesel engines are always just 4 years away?

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Unread 09-19-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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[I]Notice how everything we want, pickup and diesel engines are always just 4 years away?
I'm sure it's written into their business plan. That's how they get us to trade up for the newest thing.

I could use a new Jeep truck immediately. I guess I'll buy something else for now until they hopefully come out with them.
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Unread 09-20-2011, 05:16 AM   #3
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I'm betting that when time comes around, they will announce that they won't be making a Wrangler based pickup because the JK-8 kit didn't sell enough to warrant one. As far a diesel I'm gonna go with some BS about emissions and not enough demand as their reasoning for not selling one to us.
Isn't there at least one conglomerate of billionaires here on JF that want to buy Jeep and make the products we really want?
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Unread 09-20-2011, 06:30 AM   #4
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I didnt really belive the hype about a desiel I mean they are tiny 4 bangers

but I got to drive a diesel toyota foreign version of the tacoma and let me tell ya my veiws are changed , lots of tourque and power
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I could see this happening if the Dakota goes away. Which they should do, of course!
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Unread 09-21-2011, 07:20 AM   #6
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Isnt there an optional diesel on the new JKs? I mean it's an option but its a step in the right direction. But I just think a jeep pick up would be a site for sore eyes, that's the only full sized market that jeep doesnt even have a finger in.
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Isnt there an optional diesel on the new JKs?
Not for North America.
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Unread 09-22-2011, 04:12 PM   #8
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Too late in the product cycle? Um...Im calling B.S. on that too. The TJ Unlimited came out in '03 which is even later in the product cycle!
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Darn... i'll keep saving.
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Don't have to wait. Go to http://www.quadratec.com/showcases/aev/brute/
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I could see this happening if the Dakota goes away. Which they should do, of course!
Dakota is already gone.
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Too late in the product cycle? Um...Im calling B.S. on that too. The TJ Unlimited came out in '03 which is even later in the product cycle!
The LJ was done mainly as a study to see if the market would react well to LWB Jeeps. And it's waaaayy cheaper just to stretch a vehicle a little bit (See: every full-size fleet sedan ever, most of them have fairly low-key LWB versions) than to completely change the body style.

Versus an TJ, the LJ didn't require different engine tooling, 90% of the body panels could be kept, the frame only required minor changes, the tops are outsourced anyways, the interior bits are, except for a little bit of carpet, unchanged...

If you think building a Gladiator is as simple as hacking off the back half of a JK's body and putting a pickup bed in place, then you need to do some serious research into the requirements of modern automotive manufacturing.
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