New spy photos of Jeep’s hotly anticipated pickup have surfaced and finally show what could be the new truck’s interior.
Or maybe not.
The Jeep Scrambler, the tentative name given to Jeep’s upcoming pickup truck, is a vehicle that has been seen in nothing but spy photos for a very long time. It’s been years now of Fiat Chrysler execs teasing out bits and pieces of information, followed by vinyl-covered photographs of truck after truck. It’s gotten to the point where we can probably guess everything about the incoming pickup without Fiat’s help.
Case in point, brand new spy photos from Autoblog have surfaced showing off the Scrambler’s interior. The good news is that we can see the Scrambler will get the same kind of removable top that the Wrangler does. The bad news is that this is almost certainly not what the final version’s interior will look like.
As expected on a prototype, there’s loose wires and laptops everywhere getting data on how the pickup performs. That’s all well and good, but note the distinct lack of any kind of touchscreen for the infotainment system. If you look closely, you’ll even see that this dash layout is basically the same as a super old version of the Wrangler JK when it should be more based on the new Wrangler JL.
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The Wrangler JL, by the way, has a five, seven, or 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system.
On top of that, the steering wheel is from a Chrysler as evident by the winged icon in the center. So this is likely a whatever-parts-are-handy prototype to get some testing on what is likely to be the final powertrain, rather than the final interior.
Unfortunately, the spy photos don’t give us much on the powertrain either. The rest of the car is covered on plastic and the mishmash of parts on the inside don’t provide a single clue. We expect the new Scrambler to have the same powertrains as available on the Wrangler JL, but it’s still impossible to know for sure.
Expect to see the new Scrambler hitting showrooms sometime in Spring of 2019, and if we’re lucky we might even get a preview of the production version sometime later this year. In the meantime, wild speculation and spy photos are the Scrambler’s news du jour.