The Jeep Wrangler Pickup hasn't been available since 1992, but a new one is on its way. While everyone is awaiting its arrival, a company known as AEV can convert a Wrangler into a pickup called the "Brute."
AEV Brute. American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has a "Brute Double Cab" package. It is basically a Wrangler converted into a pickup. According to Road and Track, the AEV Brute costs a small fortune. A standard Wrangler Unlimited will cost a little under $28,000, and the AEV conversion fee starts at $41,665. All in all that will cost around $70,000.
In the company's website, they detail the inclusions that will be added to the Wrangler in the conversion. These include a heat reduction hood, a new front bumper, DualSport SC Suspension, new mud-terrain tires, and a double cab hardtop. In addition, a 61" X 60" cored composite bed, a double cab rear bumper, an under mount tire carrier, and other accessories will also be a part of the package.
Fiat Chrysler Authority reported that the company will lengthen the Wrangler's frame by 36-inches. The resulting vehicle is massive. The best part is SEV can also add a 5.7 or 6.4 Hemi that will add at least $23,000 to the price.
This ultimate Brute with a 6.4 manual will cost nearly $100,000. That is a very expensive proposition. More expensive than waiting for the Jeep Wrangler pickup that is coming soon. For those who cannot wait for the pickup, time is of the essence. The company will no longer be taking orders after March 31st and will stop production after this year.
Jeep Wrangler Pickup. Meanwhile, the Wrangler Pickup from Jeep will also return! According to Road and Track, Fiat Chrysler CEO Marchionne already confirmed earlier this year that the pickup is on its way. First teased in 2005 and last sold in 1992, Jeep enthusiasts have been waiting for quite some time.
Jeep CEO Mike Manley also confirmed the news at the Detroit Auto Show. The CEO stated that the new Pickup will come late next year after the next-generation Wrangler. It will be based off the new Wrangler and could get a 300-horsepower inline-four cylinder turbocharged engine codenamed "Hurricane," according to another report.
The Jeep Wrangler Pickup is a huge deal and a lot of people want one. If you can't wait until the end of next year, you have the option of dropping $70,000 or more for your very own AEV Brute which is as close as you can get to having your pickup now. Considering that it will soon be discontinued, this may become a collector's item.