Jeep hasn’t been offering a pickup since more than 20 years ago, and this affected their sales when comparing them to Ford or even their corporate relative, Ram. To get back on the market, it seems that they might want to release the Jeep Renegade Comanche Concept truck as a production vehicle, but they are likely going to make a few modifications in order to meet all the safety standards.
Design and Price
Rumors suggest that the basic shape of the Comanche concept truck will remain the same, but the details will be quite a bit more different. Jeep will keep its recognizable design, but the Concept needs to be slightly changed so it would be production ready.
Very interesting soft-top of the concept is highly unlikely to come on production version mostly because it compromises the way the truck would handle a crash. On top of that, the large steel bumpers, the large off-road wheels, and the winch are all going to be removed and likely replaced with plastic bumpers, steel or alloy wheels with road tires and a real hard-top.
The bed of the truck might remain the same which would make the tiny Comanche a true new classic truck with great capabilities. Regarding price, there is still no official information, but some insider info tells us that it might cost around $18,000 for a base model which would be quite impressive indeed.
Jeep Renegade Comanche Concept Engine Options
The concept truck showcased a couple of months ago was using a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine which is a very interesting and fitting choice for a vehicle, but unfortunately, it would not sell all that great in the US. In order to make it appealing to the US customers, Jeep is very likely going to offer their tiny truck with a two engine options aimed at entirely different people. The base models of the vehicle and those intended for on-road use are likely going to get a 1.4-liter turbocharged mill with 140 horsepower, front or all-wheel drive and a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic. For those looking for off-road use or a more substantially bigger tow rate capacity, Jeep will likely throw into the mix a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated or possibly turbocharged mill which will be available with a nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive only.
Like we mentioned, the production version of the Jeep Renegade Comanche Concept is definitely going to be offered as a street model with regular wheels and tires and a more toned down look. On the other hand, an off-road model with similar specs to the concept truck might be in fact offered as an extra, higher trim version. Second option will be pricier because it will carry slightly larger and more powerful engine but we still expect it to be interesting and affordable off-road capable truck with recognizable Jeep design language.