It’s Official: Meet the 2019 Jeep Scrambler
Wrangler Pickup Will Have Removable Top, Longer Frame, and Diesel Engine
More details are trickling in about what we can expect on the 2019 Jeep Wrangler pickup, which is officially named the “Jeep Scrambler,” referencing the elongated Jeep CJ-8 of the 1980s.
We can finally confirm that both the JL Wrangler and the JT Scrambler will have an available 3.0L turbodiesel engine with the engine start-stop feature. We still do not know if the 3.6L V-6 Pentastar or the 2.0L I-4 Hurricane turbo engines will be considered for the Jeep pickups, but it may be too early to rule those options out.
The JT pickup will have a removable top with the same options as the JL Wrangler, including a black 3-piece hardtop, body-color 3-piece hardtop, and a factory soft top.
Wrangler Forums released AutoCAD screenshots comparing the frames of the JT pickup and the current JK Wrangler. After many on-road sightings, it is clear the JT will be slightly longer than the JK Unlimited. The JKU frame measures 172 inches and according to AutoCAD calculations, the JT frame will be 33 inches longer at 205 inches.
As far as axles for the new Jeep pickup, the AutoCAD screenshots show what we hope to be a beefed-up Dana 44.
Source: Wrangler Forums