Why are you still waiting for the official Jeep Wrangler Pickup when you can have one now? Thanks to AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) you’re able to pick-up a Wrangler Pickup truck today. It’s a Wrangler-based Brute Double Cab, and if you have the means to buy one and have always wanted a Wrangler pickup, it’s totally worth the money. I mean, even the name sounds badass: Brute Double Cab. Anyway, we’ll mainly talk about the AEV Wrangler-based pickup truck, but I’ll make sure to give you some information about Jeep’s official pickup truck as well.
Oh, one more thing. If you want an AEV Jeep Wrangler Brute Double Cab, you better act fast. As of March 31, 2017, AEV will no longer be taking orders for them. 2017 is the last year AEV will manufacture the bad ass Brute Double Cab.
Wrangler Brute Double Cab
If you have the means, go for it! The conversion alone starts at just over $40,000 (yikes!), and that doesn’t even include the cost of the Wrangler Unlimited – the model required for the conversion. While it’s expensive, that doesn’t mean you’re getting screwed. Actually, the conversion kit you get is worth every cent.
You’ll see modifications, such as a composite bed added to the Wrangler Unlimited, as well as a lengthening of the frame to 39 inches – necessary for the truck bed to fit. You’ll also see a suspension lift with 35 inch tires, a Warn winch, skid plates, and off-road headlights. If you’re willing to really dish out some dough, you can choose to have either the standard 3.6-liter V6, 5.7-liter V8, or 6.4-liter Hemi V8 stuffed into the Wrangler Brute Double Cab.
Either way, not only is this vehicle cool as all hell, but it’s obviously capable when it comes to off-road adventures.
Jeep’s Official Pickup Truck
As AEV’s Wrangler Brute Double Cab disappears in the spring of 2017, the official Jeep Wrangler pickup truck will be debuting in late 2019. While I’m calling it the “Wrangler pickup” it’s actually a Wrangler-based pickup truck. Meaning, there’s actually no name for it yet. Although, some are speculating that Jeep is toying with the idea of bringing back the Comanche nameplate, which was the name of Jeep’s last pickup truck that left production back in 1992.
Jeep has kept a lot of information about this upcoming vehicle under wraps, so not much is known about the official Wrangler pickup truck. Some spy photos did surface last summer, and it looks very similar to the Wrangler, but does appear to have a longer wheelbase, according to eyewitnesses.
Scheduled for release in the midsize segment, Jeep’s pickup will feature alongside heavy-hitters like the Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, and Chevrolet Colorado – tough models to contend with. Especially the Chevy Colorado, a truck that’s been winning awards left and right for the past few years. Not the least of which includes Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for two years running.
Of course, the Wrangler-based pickup truck does have the Jeep name attached to it, giving it a stellar reputation and serious street cred well ahead of its release.