Jeep could introduce another pickup truck in the following months. We are talking about the brand-new 2023 Jeep Comanche. Right now, Jeep only offers one pickup truck, and it is the mid-size Gladiator model. The Gladiator pickup has been discontinued almost four decades ago, but it returned in 2019. Now, the Toledo-based carmaker is reportedly ready to dive into the compact pickup truck segment with the Comanche variant.
From what we heard, it will be a small unibody pickup. Naturally, Jeep will take on Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. On the other hand, Comanche will offer more sportiness and will slightly depart from the competition.
Jeep Comanche Exterior Design
The upcoming 2023 Jeep Comanche will reportedly arrive as a unibody truck. You should be aware that this isn’t the first time that Jeep has used this tactic. The previous Comanche was similarly built on the Jeep Cherokee’s unibody architecture. However, according to the most recent reports, the new Comanche will be a smaller model, so it will have to employ a different chassis.
According to the unofficial claims, the smaller model will be based on the Jeep Renegade. The same arrangement would be present, and the exterior design would also take cues from the subcompact crossover. The front end would be the same, and the body would be built like a conventional pickup truck. According to some renderings, the new Comanche will look sportier than other vehicles in the compact pickup truck segment.
Right now, all about the interior design of the 2023 Jeep Comanche is pure speculation. We anticipate that the dashboard will have the same layout as the dash inside the Renegade SUV. This entails a design that is very straightforward yet loaded with tons of technological features. Additionally, it is almost certain that the new Jeep Comanche will have a double cab layout, despite some rumors about the single cab model, which would be ideal for commercial use.
The cabin should be fully equipped with high-tech amenities, as we just said. Remember that the Renegade will get a mid-cycle update for the following year that will bring with it a new infotainment system with a larger screen and a host of other features.
Possible Engine Options
Under the hood, the forthcoming 2023 Jeep Comanche will surely offer at least two options. The first one is logical, a smaller 1.3-liter turbo-four engine with 150 hp. However, this engine in some other models can develop up to 180 hp. A hybrid model is always a possibility. It makes perfect sense given the Maverick pickup already comes with a standard hybrid powertrain.
Some rumors are predicting the same hybrid setup that powers the Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade models. We don’t know if the diesel engine will be on offer. A 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine is a perfect candidate, but we’ll have to wait for Jeep to reveal the first official details.
2023 Jeep Comanche Price, Release Date
As we said, the 2023 Jeep Comanche will arrive as a compact unibody pickup. Therefore, the price of this model will start somewhere between $20,000 and $25,000. The sales will begin in the first half of 2023, per the source.