Small pickups are becoming pretty popular these days and they are not reserved only for developing markets anymore. Moreover, we are about to see a couple of them in North America as well. Of course, there is the Hyundai Santa Cruz, but keep in mind that Ford is bringing the Maverick to the market as well. All this leads us to the conclusion that FCA would do something similar in the future as well. Of course, we are thinking of the 2022 Jeep Comanche.
This pickup was already previewed a couple of years as a concept. For that occasion, we saw a pickup iteration of Jeep Renegade, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if we see the same design approach in the actual production version as well. At this point, the officials are still quiet, so you should take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2022 Jeep Comanche Design
Older generations remember very well the original Comanche, which was in production during the 80s and 90s. That model was heavily based on Cherokee but this time, FCA will probably go for something smaller. Of course, Jeep Renegade is the model that comes to mind. We already saw a concept version based on the small crossover. It came with some pretty serious off-road hardware, which includes an AWD system, two-speed transfer case and locking differential. Furthermore, it featured a different front fascia, a black hood, a steel rear bumper, and a military-inspired exterior paint color cheekily named “Beige Against the Machine.
We presume that the production version of the 2022 Jeep Comanche wouldn’t go that extreme. Instead, base models would feature a rather civilized layout, with most mechanics share with Renegade. Of course, a single cab layout is the only one that comes to mind at the moment, but we shouldn’t exclude the possibility to see other variations in the offer as well.
On the inside, we definitely wouldn’t expect to see surprises. The catch with this small pickup is that everyone expects to see it with an affordable sticker price. Therefore, any interior upgrade doesn’t look particularly friendly in terms of price. So, we would rather see the same cabin as in Renegade, maybe even further simplified, if that’s even possible. Of course, higher trim levels would feature finer materials and more tech features, but keeping this model affordable would still be a top priority. Does this mean that there is no room for exclusive features? It’s hard to say at this point.
2022 Jeep Comanche Engines
The new 2022 Jeep Comanche would be notably smaller than the BoF Gladiator, so there is no doubt we would see notably smaller engines as well. If we look at the concept version from a few years ago, it featured a 2.0-liter turbodiesel, the same one FCA uses for Renegade in Europe. That engine seems like a perfect measure for a small pickup like this, especially for commercial purposes.
Still, that doesn’t mean we won’t see a gasoline option in the offer as well. There are few possibilities but we have no doubt that the company will tend to keep things small and efficient. Therefore, a 1.3-liter turbo-four seems like a perfect option. This engine comes in two output variants, with either 150 or 180 horsepower. The same engine serves as the basis for the company’s plug-in hybrid system, but we don’t expect to see such a powertrain in the 2022 Jeep Comanche.
2022 Jeep Comanche Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2022 Jeep Comanche is just a rumor and the officials are still quiet. Therefore, the chances to actually see it are really small. If it still happens, we presume that the base price would go somewhere between 22.000 and 25.000 dollars.