Jeep Scrambler Regular Cab Imagined in Artist’s Renderings

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Jeep Scrambler Truck Regular Cab Concept Front

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.

Two-Door 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.

Jeep Wrangler Truck Spy Shot DS

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.

Jeep Scrambler Truck Regular Cab Concept Rear

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.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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