It is great that we can all discuss on how we want Jeep to build the new Jeep Pick-up. But in all reality, they just came out of Bankruptcy, and have a budget and concerns on what is going to sell. The soccer moms and dads of America will always outdo us enthusisist. So, with that in mind if Jeep is going to go through with the PICK-UP JK, they must use their 4 door JK Jeep currently being used. By no means in this economy will Chrysler start adding a Hemi , Diesel , different tranny, etc. It would be great , but to cost effective.
If you notice next to the gladiator concept, they also have a tan " New dessert color 2011" 2 door Jeep COncept Pickup floating on-line as well. From what I read, Chrysler and Mopar are both trying to make a kit available for us current 2 dr and 4 dr JK Owner's, to get the optional pick-up kit as a add on,,,,way cool there dude,, loving that one . I like that idea a lot, As much I would love to have a out of the box Jeep Truck, I do not want any auto payments anymore. I don't mind speding money on my Jeeper, but no more new car payments. Peace of mind.
Everything that was asked for on here with a Hemi and especially a diesel option, you will be loooking at a $43,000 or more vehicle. The tranny , chasis, etc all have to be able to handle the extra torque. No Jeep will ever tow 7,000 LBS
Even the new re-designed 4-Runner has a new 5,000 # tow limit, use to be 6,000. With all the gas saving going on , and scalling of stel to plastic and fiberglass, you are going to notice more and more, towing and payloads for mini trucks / suv's are less and less. Unless of course it is a hd pickup from the big three.
Basically what I am saying is, be happy that Jeep is even willing to take such a chance in this rocky economy