Jeep Wrangler Pickup Caught Testing: SPY VIDEO

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Jeep Wrangler JL Pickup Spy Shot

Clever camouflage attempts to hide a rather production-ready-looking Jeep Wrangler pickup truck.

The big question revolving the Jeep Wrangler pickup is: When will it be announced? By now we’ve seen enough testing mules to assume the business case for the Wrangler pickup has been approved. Still, doubts remain over its final design and, more importantly, its release date.

While earlier sightings showed a more Hummer H1-ish looking Jeep pickup, a recent sighting shows what could be something slightly different. We caught up with this heavily camouflaged while visiting Detroit for an FCA event at their Chelsea Proving Grounds facility. At a glance, this test mule looks like a traditional four-door Jeep Wrangler, but if you look closely, certain features stand out.

For example, note how upper rear-end cover is puffy. This leads us to believe there is a void that’s being filled with air, most likely due an empty pickup bed. Some may think that’s just a removed soft top, but notice the quite odd “third window” found behind the rear doors. From up close, this window looked rather flimsy and we definitely think its a decoy that sits right where the truck bed would begin.

This mule could present us with two different options: (1) a four-door Jeep Wrangler pickup with a shorter bed than initially expected or (2) the same long bed already spotted but dressed with a makeshift top and a fake third window to trick the public. Of course, there’s always the chance that it could be something we can’t even imagine.

Regardless of what’s really hiding behind these heavy layers of camo, the truth is that there’s more trickery going on in this mule than usual: the top that looks like it doesn’t belong, the fake third window, the license-plate positioning, and the buffeting top.

Jeep Wrangler JL Pickup Spy Shot

Adding to this mule’s mystery, the driver didn’t seem too bothered by our gawking. It wasn’t until he noticed the manufacturer plates on our Ford Focus RS and the fact that we were recording him, that he began changing lanes and looking for relative cover.

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