We got up-close and personal with what appears to be a mule for a Wrangler-based pickup truck, right along the lines of the Jeep Gladiator concept from 2005 and more recently the JT Concept.

We got up-close and personal with what appears to be a mule for a Wrangler-based pickup truck, right along the lines of the Jeep Gladiator concept from 2005 and more recently the JT Concept. The rear doors of a four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited have been welded shut, and the black composite roof structure has been extended forward to the B-pillar. The roll-down side glass has been replaced with a solid window.

A peek inside shows what appears to be a makeshift truck bed, with a load floor that has been extended, allowing no room for any rear seats. More details that suggested a pickup truck are new leaf springs that have been added, to accommodate heavier payloads in the rear.

Jeep’s JT concept was designed to use as much of the existing Wrangler Unlimited’s platform, to allow for a seamless transition from concept to production. From what we have seen here, it looks like that process is under way.

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