2019 JT Wrangler Ute To Be Called Scrambler

2019 JT Wrangler Ute To Be Called Scrambler

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Jeep’s all new JT Wrangler ute is going to be called the Scrambler, and while that name has the faint whiff of ‘Cold War bomber’ about it, it actually has Jeep heritage, having been used back in the 80s on the CJ8 Jeep.

The Scrambler name has been confirmed by the JL Wrangler Forums crew, as announced on their recently established Jeep Scrambler Forum.

In addition to confirming the – let’s be real here – kinda cool new name for the JT Wrangler ute, the new Jeep Scrambler Forum is home to a number of screenshots taken from Fiat Chrysler’s internal ordering system.

The pics appear to confirm that the Scrambler will be available with a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine. The 3.6-litre V6 and 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engines that are expected to be available in the Scrambler, don’t yet show.

As noted in previous articles on the subject, a number of roof options are expected, including a black hardtop, a body coloured hardtop and a soft top.

The Jeep Scramber Forum, thanks to some leaked CAD drawings, is confident in assuming that the Scrambler will feature a 5200mm chassis that is 630mm longer than the current Wrangler Unlimited’s chassis.

The longer and presumably stronger chassis will be complimented by a set of stronger (than the current Dana 44) Dana 12 bolt differentials, presumably to increase the Scrambler’s payload and tow ratings. It’ll also help it withstand more punishment off road.

The Scrambler has been confirmed for Australia, but with the start of production still at least 18 months away, we’re unlikely to see it in Australia until some time in 2019.

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