FCA, or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is set to take 2017 by storm. Their plans are now unveiled and it looks like we are getting something the fans have wanted for year. That, my friends, is a Jeep pickup.
Personally, I have never been a huge fan of the Jeep brand though I do concede that the Wrangler is badass. The new found investment for the Jeep brand is a smart move for FCA. Jeep is a massive success and by far and away FCA’s number one performer in the US. So this new influx must being something to fruition that’s been rumored for years right?
Actually, this time it’s 100% right.
To be honest, I just put that video there because I wanted you all to hear that shitty robot voice say “Sergio Marshin” while trying to pronounce the head of FCA’s name, Sergio Marchionne.
Jeep Pickup Truck
This new investment is a bid to update the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan so it can accommodate for the new Jeep Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer. And yes, Jeep confirmed that they will be building those as well. This will then shore up resources in the Toledo, Ohio Jeep location to build the pickup.
Because of this, 2000 new jobs will be created in the US and Jeep will bring all 3 of these models to market by 2020. The big news, however, is that we will be getting the pickup next year.
Speaking of the investment, FCA president Sergio Marchionne said “The conversion of our industrial footprint completes this stage of our transformation as we respond to the shift in consumer tastes to trucks and SUVs, and as we continue to reinforce the U.S. as a global manufacturing hub for those vehicles at the heart of the SUV and truck market.
Although FCA didn’t confirm specifics about the new Jeep pickup, we know it will be based around the next-generation Wrangler and should enter the production line in the latter half of 2018.
So Jeep fans rejoice, you’re finally going to get what you’ve been asking for. Of courseit only took decades to do, but that’s neither here nor there. What matters is will it be any good?