Well we all figured it was going to be pricey, I'm sure they won't advertise it so it's chances ofbeing a success is low . . . So when it fails they can say see "Nobody wants Jeep trucks anymore" then they'll stick to Jeep UV's n SUV's
I saw a posting on facebook from Rugged Ridge earlier this week. They were asking what people though about it. The goal is to have some kits available to buy on July 4th, hence the name 'Independence'. The price is around $5,000 for the kit.
The Gladiator is still coming, but there's two reasons we won't see it for a while (Current guess is MY 2015):
1: Every Chrysler engineer and development dollar is already allocated working on more important projects, like reworking the offerings in the small and midsize car and SUV markets.
2: Toledo South (Wrangler assembly plant) can produce a maximum of 150,000 vehicles a year. Currently, it's building 145,000. And Wrangler demand is projected to rise as more and more Jeep dealerships are opened overseas.
There's no money to design it and nowhere to build it. If a perfect world, this wouldn't be an issue, but Chrysler is still tighter than a 12-year-old financially.
"Buying a Jeep for on-road handling is like downloading porn to savor the cinematography."
Ah hawg wash, Jeep isn't producing a truck because RAM dose NOT want them too . . . Other wise the fullsized Jeep pickups would have continued on till 91' like the Grand Wagoneer did when its design was no longer up to new safety standards and was cheaper to drop it then update it !
eck for that matter the MJ-Comanche could have continued until 01' same as the XJ-Cherokee, Ya I hear it now "But they didn't sell" hard to sell something when ya don't advertise IT ! !
AMC sold 2x the MJ's CryCo did ! ! !
The kit truck is all your getting ! Nothing beyond that will even be considered with any real intention of being produced ! !