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Definitely the Jeep. Unfortunately, that's a concept and not what FCA is bringing to market.
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Definitely the Jeep. Unfortunately, that's a concept and not what FCA is bringing to market.
They are bringing a Wrangler-based pickup out.

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America’s Midsize Pickup Truck Sales Growth Is Suddenly Slowing –
Oh, Ranger, Where Art Thou?
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By Timothy Cain on March 6, 2017

...midsize pickup truck sales growth continues, albeit at a far slower rate than we’ve become accustomed to seeing, despite a modest slowdown in Toyota Tacoma volume ... and a sharp downturn in Nissan Frontier sales.

GM’s twins — the midsize category’s second-ranked Chevrolet Colorado and the truck market’s lowest-volume pickup, GMC’s Canyon — combined for an 8-percent uptick over the course of January and February.

But with the Honda Ridgeline excluded from the equation, as it wasn’t on sale at this stage of 2016 and is undeniably distinct in mission, America’s midsize pickup truck sales have fallen 6 percent so far this year.

That’s a stunning turnaround for a group of vehicles that produced 61 percent of the overall truck market’s growth in...

...Through the first two-thirds of 2014, small/midsize pickup truck sales were down 4 percent...

...the arrival of a new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon occurred in concert with record Toyota Tacoma volume in 2015 and 2016 and a 15-year high Nissan Frontier result in 2016.

There’s nothing that says the category can’t reclaim rapid growth in 2017. We’ve only seen two consecutive months of a severe slowdown in growth, and those two months form the weakest portion of the calendar for auto sales.

For the midsize truck category to once again be truly empowered as it was over the last 12-24 months, however, new product will once again be necessary. The next Ford Ranger is roughly two years away.

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This is where I think Ford's original instincts on this market were spot on, it's not going to be a big growth segment. Right now the market is responding to pent-up demand but how much growth is there in the segment longterm? Ranger should have a large audience to tap into that hasn't bought midsize trucks yet, but otherwise they will probably have to take the rest from other vehicles. It's also likely that discounted full-size trucks are making the mid sizers harder to sell.

I'm definitely not a fan of midsize trucks in general, their interiors are very cramped for their size and their beds are usually too small to be useful for anything other than things that fit in the back of an SUV. I wonder if people are discovering this now and their appeal is diminishing. Midsize trucks are just overbuilt for their size and much of their practicality is wasted for truck appearances.
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They are bringing a Wrangler-based pickup out.
Correct and if you can't wait there are some dealers that sell kits to convert to a pickup IIRC

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I've seen leaked photos of the Wrangler based version and FCA couldn't run fast enough to stick a title on my back. IIRC FCA/Chrysler has done a couple of concepts, I recall seeing one at an auto show, those I would have bought.
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I'm definitely not a fan of midsize trucks in general, their interiors are very cramped for their size and their beds are usually too small to be useful for anything other than things that fit in the back of an SUV. I wonder if people are discovering this now and their appeal is diminishing. Midsize trucks are just overbuilt for their size and much of their practicality is wasted for truck appearances.
I think that's why Ford is marketing the Ranger toward the outdoorsmen. Not so much a work truck cause that's F-150's job.

"Off-the-grid adventures are just down the road.
Or around the lake. Or on the trail. Or up the mountain. And here comes the capability to do them right: The all-new Ford Ranger. Ford is bringing back the Ranger pickup to its vehicle lineup in 2019. So, line up your boards, your bikes, your coolers and your carabiners. And gear up for the newest way to be Built Ford Tough.®"
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I'm definitely not a fan of midsize trucks in general, their interiors are very cramped for their size and their beds are usually too small to be useful for anything other than things that fit in the back of an SUV. I wonder if people are discovering this now and their appeal is diminishing. Midsize trucks are just overbuilt for their size and much of their practicality is wasted for truck appearances.
The Ranger's interior I think is decent for its size, from the driver's seat it's pretty close to the Escape, probably a bit roomier because the dashboard doesn't jut out as much.
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Mid size trucks are great for people who don't need a truck every day but might need something every once in a while that requires tools or to move something small from home depot or lowes.
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I'm definitely not a fan of midsize trucks in general, their interiors are very cramped for their size and their beds are usually too small to be useful for anything other than things that fit in the back of an SUV. I wonder if people are discovering this now and their appeal is diminishing. Midsize trucks are just overbuilt for their size and much of their practicality is wasted for truck appearances.

I agree. Part of the issue is they have made the F-150 so big now......I'm hoping the Ranger gets bigger!! I've driven full size Ford trucks since I was 16(early 50's now). Going from a '05 to a '15 F-150 was a huge difference in drivability.....I looked at the Canyon and Toyota but they were just way to cramped.

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Hybrid Wrangler on the Way, But Jeep Boss Still Isn’t Sure What Kind
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By Steph Willems on March 8, 2017

Fiat Chrysler intends to make the upcoming 2018 Wrangler a Jeep for everyone — single adventurers, families, cargo haulers and those whose hearts bleed at the thought of environmental harm — but it’s the latter category of buyer that Jeep isn’t quite sure how to please.

While the 2018 Wrangler remains on track for production late this year, the automaker recently pushed back the introduction of the much-anticipated pickup version. It now looks like any hybrid variant is also a ways off. That means buyers who hoped to emit slightly fewer hydrocarbons while crushing saplings and insects will need to wait before they save the planet.

Speaking to Auto Express at the Geneva Motor Show, Jeep head Mike Manley confirmed that there are still plans for a hybrid version of the next-generation Jeep. However, those plans don’t seem overly fleshed out.

Before it can put a hybrid Wrangler into production, FCA must first decide just how much electrification the model — and its potential buyers — can handle.

“We have continued our studies on hybridization for the Wrangler, and it’s a balance for us. Obviously there are loads of different hybrid technologies, from mild to 48v through to full battery-electric,” Manley said after confirming the model’s future existence.

“For the Wrangler you need to strike the right balance; we don’t want to do something that will leave you stranded on a hillside,” he continued. “So for me, full battery EV is not a great fit. But hybridization works well with the brand because of the attributes that come with electric equipment – not just the torque, but also the control.”

Sorry, tree embracers, electric Jeeps will remain the domain of Mattel for the foreseeable future.

While the automaker hasn’t graced us with a rendering or prototype, we know that the 2018 Wrangler will make greater use of aluminum in order to shed weight, coupled with fuel economy-minded aerodynamic improvements. Expect a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder among the available powerplants.

Production of the pickup variant isn’t scheduled to kick off until late 2019, and it’s nearly certain that a hybrid version would lag the basic Wrangler by at least a model year. The next-gen Wrangler is poised to spawn a multi-year roll-out of new models.
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