Return of the Scrambler
Unfortunately, in 1986, the CJ-8 was discontinued by AMC-Jeep and the name was left to collect dust.
Thirty-three years later, Jeep is reviving the Scrambler namesake for the new Jeep JT Pickup, with promises of uncompromising brutishness and utility. While the ’19 Jeep Scrambler hasn’t been publicly released yet, there are a few details that have been pulled from engineers and test mules seen around Detroit.
-Fully-boxed steel frame
-Solid beam axles Front and Rear
-3.0L V6 VM-Motari diesel engine
-8-Speed automatic transmission and 6-Speed manual transmission
-5-Link “Quadra-Coil” suspension
-Full-Time 4WD “Quadra-matic” Transfercase
Needless to say, the new JT Scrambler Pickup should be a a show stopper, and is set to shake up the small pickup market. Toyota and General Motors should be watching with eager anticipation as this competition drops on their already released Tacoma and Colorado models. What card does Ford have up its sleeve with the pending release of the Ranger and Bronco models?