Small pickup trucks are back in the game. As their popularity grows in the last couple of years, the number of new models is increasing as well. FCA is no exception, so the Gladiator has been introduced last year. Furthermore, the company also works on the new Ram Dakota, which is about to hit the market next year. However, many reports also speculate about the 2021 Jeep Comanche, which would be a comeback after nearly three decades.
The thing with this model is that it would be one of the first vehicles in the new segment of compact pickups. Many drivers need a small pickup that isn’t necessarily super-capable, but it offers a great level of versatility and stands somewhere between crossovers and traditional pickup trucks. The Korean manufacturer Hyundai already works on such a vehicle, which will come as Santa Cruz in a year or two, while Subaru Baja comeback has been rumored as well.
2021 Jeep Comanche Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the first thing that comes to mind is the platform. Of course, this model won’t feature a traditional pickup layout, which includes a body-on-frame architecture. That would be pretty expensive for a vehicle of this size and type. Therefore, you may count on a modern unibody layout, probably the FCA’s well-known Compact Wider platform, which already underprints a plethora of crossovers, such as Compass, Renegade and even Cherokee, which was Comanche’s closes sibling back in the days.
A unibody platform would bring all kinds of benefits, particularly in terms of ride quality. The new Jeep Comanche would offer engaging handling and driving experience, along with superior comfort. When it comes to the size, we count on pretty compact dimensions, notably smaller compared to the Gladiator.
When it comes to aesthetics, it’s still early to talk about details. Still, if you know history, you know that previous versions of Comanche have always been in a tight relationship with Cherokee. This included the styling as well, so there is a big chance that the new model would also feature the same front end as the compact crossover. On the other side, you can find rendering photos on the network that show front end similar to Renegade’s. In any case, the rest of the body will come in a truckish manner. While the single cab layout is a certain thing, the 2021 Jeep Comanche crew cab is also very likely to come.
As we’ve just mentioned, both single and crew cab models are expected to be in the offer. On the other side, the overall layout will probably take a lot of inspiration from other Jeep models, particularly Cherokee and Compass. This means you may count on a decent overall quality, along with attractive aesthetics. Of course, we also count on loads of latest tech goodies, including large infotainment screen, smartphone integrations and other things.
2021 Jeep Comanche Engines
Considering the 2021 Jeep Comanche unibody platform, we presume it will share powertrain with its corporal siblings. Of course, this includes a small 1.3-liter turbo gasoline engine, which will be reserved for base models. The same engine also comes in pair with an electric motor, so we could easily see a PHEV version of this pickup too. At the top of the offer, we will probably see a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 270 horsepower and will certainly ensure strong driving dynamics.
2021 Jeep Comanche Release Date and Price
The 2021 Jeep Comanche is just a rumor at the moment. So, you should take this article with a big reserve, despite that some sources suggest the new pickup could arrive already in the next year. If it arrives, we presume that base models would go around 25.000 dollars.