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Pickup Trucks: 2019 Jeep Pickup: Spied

There's plenty of speculation about the all-new 2019 Jeep pickup, but it looks like there are many clues in the design and capabilities of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The big questions are how much will it carry and how much will it be able to tow? Other players in the mid-size pickup class — such as the Honda Ridgeline, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma — can carry upward of 1,500 pounds. The best gross vehicle weight rating any Wrangler can muster is just more than 6,000 pounds. That might not be enough for mid-size buyers. We'll have to wait and see.

Meanwhile, here's what our spy shooters just sent us:

"These are best shots yet of the 2019 Jeep pickup truck testing on public roads.

"The return of the Jeep pickup has long been rumored, but we're now getting more up-close shots of what it will look like. It's expected to be based on an extended version of the long-wheelbase Wrangler Unlimitedplatform, with similar front-end and interior styling and traditional Jeep styling at the rear. Expect it to be similar in size to a Colorado or Tacoma, competing in the mid-size pickup class and leaving plenty of breathing room for the Ram 1500 full-size pickup.

"Like the Wrangler, the pickup will adopt aluminum panels to save weight while still allowing for good hauling and off-road capabilities. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and an eight-speed automatic are likely to be the mainstream powertrain, but we're told a 48-volt belt-drive hybrid will be added later. The diesel is a question mark at this point.

"Jeep is rumored to have picked the historic Scrambler name for the pickup. Expect to see it later this year, with an on-sale date likely in the first quarter of 2019."

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