Jeep hasn’t offered a pickup in the United States since the Cherokee-based Comanche went out of production in 1992 but that product drought is finally coming to an end.
To set arrive at dealerships early next year, the 2019 Jeep Scrambler will become the spiritual successor the CJ-8 Scrambler which went out of production in 1986. While sales of that particular model were relatively limited, Jeep has high hopes for the new truck as Wranglers are currently flying off dealer lots.
Recently spotted by Carscoops reader Brett Borgard, this latest batch of Scrambler photos reveals two heavily camouflaged prototypes while their drivers were making a pit stop at a gas station in Colorado. Despite the disguise, there’s no hiding the fact that the Scrambler will be heavily influenced by the new Wrangler.
While the two models are similar, the truck features a shortened cab and a unique hardtop. Of course, the biggest differences occur out back as the Scrambler has been equipped with a relatively short rear bed and a model-specific rear bumper. We can also see the spare tire is mounted underneath the bed instead of its usual location on the tailgate.
Engine options will carryover from the Wrangler and this means the base model should be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine developing 285 hp (212 kW / 289 PS) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. Buyers looking for something more eco-friendly should be able to order an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 270 hp (201 kW / 273 PS) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque. The latter engine enables the five-door Wrangler to return an extra 2 mpg combined and the Scrambler should also post similar numbers.
Finally, we can expect a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 with 260 hp (193 kW / 263 PS) and 442 lb-ft (598 Nm) of torque. This particular engine will allow the Scrambler to compete with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon which both offer an optional 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine producing 186 hp (135 kW / 188 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque.
The first undisguised photo of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera has surfaced ahead of a possible debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend.
The image surfaced on Instagram and was reportedly taken during a private showing of the model at the company’s headquarters earlier this month.
While the picture only shows the front of the car, we can see the DBS will have a massive grille with what appears to be honeycomb mesh inserts. Large air intakes are visible on both sides on the grille and the model has a prominent front splitter. Additional details are hard to make out but designers also installed a ventilated hood and sweptback LED headlights.
motor_magnet The Aston Martin Vanquish replacement, the DBS Superleggera, has leaked ahead of it's official release. The picture was most likely taken at the private viewing held in Gaydon earlier this week. Source: autobunt (twitter)
Previous spy photos have shown the car will come equipped with front fender vents, aggressive side skirts and lightweight alloy wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system. Other notable highlights include a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system and slender taillights that are similar to the ones used on the DB11.
The DB11’s influence will continue in the cabin as the two models will share a similar cockpit with a three-spoke steering wheel and a digital instrument. The center stack will also be familiar to DB11 owners but spy photos have suggested the DBS will have carbon fiber air vent surrounds and a Mercedes-sourced rotary controller for the infotainment system.
The biggest unknown remains performance specifications but rumors have suggested the car could have a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine that produces around 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS). This would make the model significantly more powerful than the DB11 AMR which has 630 hp (470 kW / 639 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque.
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