Various Jeep Vehicles to Debut in Upcoming Auto Shows
It’s that time of the year again – automakers are beginning to unveil their latest 2019 model year vehicles at auto shows around the nation. Jeep® is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to their up and coming vehicles, but rumor has it that the long-awaited Jeep Scrambler is set to debut at the upcoming LA Auto Show. A supercharged Wrangler equipped with aftermarket parts is also set to make its debut at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
Industry experts predict that when the doors of the LA Auto Show open up next month (Nov. 30 – Dec. 9), the highly-anticipated Wrangler-based pickup will be unveiled to the world. It was only a year ago that Jeep used the very same auto show to debut their redesigned Jeep Wrangler, so it’s a no-brainer for the pickup truck counterpart to debut in the same manner. The Scrambler’s arrival to Jeep Dealerships across the country appears to be programmed for April 2019, where it will rival the Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, and the Toyota Tacoma. Scrambler forums are predicting (based on spy photos) that the pickup is going to look almost identical to a four-door Wrangler with a truck bed at the back – a high-tier Rubicon trim of the Scrambler may also be in the works.
The Wrangler aesthetics may not be the only thing that’s going to carry over to the Scrambler as engine options are also rumored to transfer over. A classic 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine capable of generating 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque currently powers the base trim of the Wrangler, while a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of generating 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque (off-roaders take note) is available as well. Diesel and Hybrid variants are also rumored to be joining the Jeep lineup in general as new regulations around the world are scheduled to take effect by 2020.
Supercharged Jeep Wrangler
The SEMA show is a bit different as it’s not open to the general public like an ordinary auto show is – as a trade-only event, this show is limited to individuals currently employed within the automotive aftermarket industry. Automakers and aftermarket parts manufacturers are expected to bring their craziest custom cars to the show, and Raw Motorsports, a licensed manufacturer from Southern California for specialty vehicles, is not to be outdone.
Raw Motorsports is bringing the heat with their ‘Rawbicon’ – their unique take on the Wrangler as they transform it into a high-performance off-roader. The original engine of their 2012 JK Wrangler Rubicon is replaced with a much larger and much more powerful 6.4-liter SRT HEMI V8 engine complete with a Magnuson supercharger – all paired with a six-speed transmission. Can anyone really handle that kind of power in a Jeep Wrangler, though?
To help with comfort and control, the Rawbicon includes a long-arm suspension kit, a stage 2 front sway bar, Eibach racing coil springs, air bump shocks, a custom stainless steel rear bumper, 20-inch off-road wheels, and 40-inch Toyo MT Open Country Tires enabling this Wrangler to tackle any terrain. Raw Motorsports also equipped this Wrangler with a My Top eight second electric-retractable roof, cashing in on that iconic fun in the sun look that the Wrangler is known for. One look at this supercharged Wrangler and we already know that the possibilities are endless when it veers off the beaten path.
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