General Motors sat in a segment of its own after re-introducing the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon earlier this decade. And as the market continues to shift toward utility vehicles, GM’s gamble paid off. We’ve also been graced with the off-road-ready 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.
But, rivals are coming. It’s more than likely we’ll see a Ford Ranger Raptor, but Jeep has a Wrangler pickup cooking, otherwise known as the Scrambler.
A supplier source has told our sister publication Fiat-Chrysler Authority that the Scrambler could arrive with a $45,000 base price. To put things into perspective, that figure rings in pricier than the base Colorado ZR2, which starts at a tick above $40,000. The Scrambler would also be some $20,000 more than a standard Wrangler SUV.
The Scrambler is thought to be 33 inches longer than a traditional Wrangler to make room for the pickup’s bed. Beefier axles should also help support greater payloads.
Production of the Scrambler may begin in 2019, though Jeep hasn’t disclosed many official details. Meanwhile, the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado is reportedly on the docket for 2022.