Monday, October 8, 2012

Jeep J12 Concept Continues to Make Waves in the Industry

Jeep J12 Concept Truck
I've mentioned several times how enthusiastically the Jeep world has responded to the idea of a modern-day Jeep pickup truck, and Jeep Underground's Mopar Jeep Concepts from this year's Moab Easter Jeep Safari continue to make waves in the press.  The most recent article, published by Autotrends.org, focuses on the Jeep J12 Concept Truck.


As much as I love the Mighty FC Concept, this J12 "Old Man Truck" is a much more realistic and day-to-day liveable truck.  My favorite quote from this article:
The Jeep  J-12 Concept strikes a rare balance of classic and avant-garde styling that most concept vehicles are unable to achieve. Its trim and powertrain boast truly innovative thinking in automotive design and manufacturing.
Based on the JK Wrangler Unlimited, this modern-day Jeep Gladiator is but a stone's throw from being production-viable.  I doubt that Jeep will offer a pickup based on the JK Wrangler, but given the unbridled enthusiasm for a sub-Dodge/Ram pickup from the Jeep division, I expect to see a new Wrangler-based Jeep pickup on the upcoming (2015 model year?) replacement for the JK.  In the meantime, at least Jeep offers the JK-8 pickup conversion for the 2007-present Wrangler Unlimited.

Most potential Jeep pickup customers, however, would rather own one of these, ready to go right off the dealer's lot:


1 comment:

  1. option for a longer bed like j20 diesel engine rust proof you might have a truck finialy

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