It looks like we are all going to have to wait a little longer for the arrival of the Wrangler-based Jeep
pickup. The Jeep Gladiator Concept first debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in 2005. As Chrysler
shifts direction towards transmission and small car development (not to mention work with Fiat
), resources are simply tied up in too many projects, according to various sources. "[The pickup] continues to progress because of the interest in the vehicle," said Jeep chief Mike Manley.