Jeep CEO Still Wants a Proper Pickup
At the recent 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Jeep CEO Mike Manley took a more focused stand on the matter of a dedicated Jeep pickup, saying it needs to be a proper off-roader first and foremost.
“If we were doing something like that, for it to be monetized properly, we’d likely partner it with another, equally appropriate, platform,” Manley said during Jeep’s press conference at the auto show while standing next to a Wrangler-based Gladiator pickup concept, according to PickupTrucks.com.
I wouldn’t want to come to market with anything that wasn’t Jeep capable, no matter where we’d sell it. “No matter what we do, it will have to play to our Jeep strengths and be different than anything Ram would do,” Manley continued.