Anyone who has ever owned a Jeep Wrangler is familiar with the term, “Jeep Culture.” If you aren’t familiar with that phrase, there are plenty of Jeep Wranglers for sale in Miami, which will immediately help you get acquainted with exactly what it means. The first time you get inside of your Wrangler and drive down the highway, you will notice other Jeep drivers waving at you – that is just one part of Jeep Culture. The wave may be discreet, but it can’t be mistaken for anything else.
With more and more models being added to the Jeep lineup, the culture from the popular brand is expanding to all types of drivers. Whether or not you agree with where the brand has expanded, it is definitely happening. The latest addition to the Jeep lineup was confirmed this past week, and it is the most unique model to wear the “Jeep” name badge – ever.
Meet the All-New Jeep Scrambler (Sort of)
Chrysler and Jeep just confirmed that the all-new Jeep Wrangler-based model will be hitting American roadways next year. The 2017 Jeep Scrambler features the utility of a pickup truck, and the drive ability and performance of a Wrangler. Back in 2005, Jeep released a concept pickup known as the Gladiator, which is a probably what the new Jeep pickup will look like. The Scrambler is expected to offer the Wrangler’s base 3.6-liter V6 engine with variable valve timing, standard. The new pickup is also rumored to offer the same off-road heavy duty suspension system that the Wrangler is known for – but that is about as far as the rumor mill has made it on Jeep’s newest model.
The automotive company best known for off-duty performance, is keeping the lid tight on the Scrambler and further details. However, Jeep has confirmed that the pickup will not be a variant of the Wrangler, and that it will stand on its own when it is eventually released to the public. Currently, speculation stands that the Scrambler will be offered as either a 2017 or 2018 model, and will debut after the next generation Wrangler hits roadways.
Reviving the Past: A Look at the Original Scrambler
The upcoming Jeep Scrambler will not be the first vehicle to go by that name. Originally introduced back in 1981, the Jeep CJ-8, or Scrambler, featured a removable half-cab to resemble a small pickup truck. The nickname of “Scrambler” came from the popular appearance package that many of the Jeep CJ-8 models came with. The enhanced exterior look included special-edition wheels, and tape graphics on the side panels of the truck. The most famous driver of the Jeep CJ-8 was former President Ronald Reagan, who used it regularly on his California Ranch.
The United States production of the original CJ-8 Scrambler was limited to only 230 units. The sighting of one of these Jeep models on the road today is very rare, although that might be changing very soon.
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Be sure to check back on the blog to see when more information is released regarding Jeep’s latest model. Miami Lakes Jeep will be sure to keep you all informed as soon as more information becomes available. Jeep fans, as well as pickup truck fans, will be very excited to get behind the wheel on the Scrambler as soon as it hits dealerships!