Jeep Scrambler Regular Cab Imagined in Artist’s Renderings
This is a “Wrangler-based” Scrambler pickup concept for the Jeep truck buyer who wants more cargo space and less seating space.
In the past year, we have seen countless spy shots of the upcoming Jeep Wrangler pickup that may or may not be called the Scrambler. Combined with bits of leaked information, those spy shots have led to plenty of renderings as artists work to predict the look of the mid-sized pickup. Today, we bring you renderings of our own, but rather than replacing the rear cargo area of the JL Wrangler with a small bed and calling it a day, we tasked our artists with creating a unique “regular cab” version of the Scrambler.
Over the past decade, two-door pickup trucks have slowly faded away as the four-door models in different sizes have proven to be far more popular. In fact, the 2019 Ram 1500 is on sale right now and the company hasn’t introduced a regular cab version yet. When you take into account this shift in buyer preference as well as the many spy shots of Wrangler pickup test mules with four doors, it makes sense that most discussions about the Scrambler have focused on a pickup with a bigger cab and a smaller bed.
But what if Jeep offered up a Wrangler pickup with a regular cab/single cab design and a larger cargo box? Our artists think that it would look a little something like the images shown here, and we agree.
Smaller Footprint, Bigger Capabilities
As shown in the spy shots here, the Jeep Wrangler pickup test mules that have been caught on camera essentially have the Unlimited cab design with what looks to be a five-foot cargo box out back. Even with that short bed, there is a surprising amount of overhang behind the rear tires, so a larger cargo box seems impossible with the four-door cabin.
However, if the engineers were to cut that cab down to a two-door design, a slightly larger bed would fit on the chassis with almost no overhang. In theory, this two-door cab design could carry an even larger bed than what is shown in our renderings, while still having less overhang than the trucks in the spy shots.
In any case, the two-door design leads to more bed space without extended overhang, so our Scrambler would be more capable than the four-door models with the small bed.
Better Off-Road, Too
In addition to offering more space for cargo, the fact that our two-door Jeep JL-based pickup has so little overhang would make it a better vehicle for playing off-road. As you add overhang to the rear of a vehicle, you lose departure angle, but it can also create a problem when the vehicle first hits a steep slope. By shortening up the area behind the rear wheels, this two-door Scrambler would be able to attack larger obstacles and maneuver better in tight spaces.
Right now, it looks like the Jeep pickup might be reserved to a four-door design with the short bed, but there is no question that it looks great as a two-door.