AEV Ends Brute Double Cab Production

As they say, all good things must come to an end. With new version of the Jeep Wrangler set to arrive soon, many people are anticipating the worst. With so much focus on what exactly the latest iteration of the Jeep will look like, many of us failed to consider the other ramifications this change in design will bring. One particularly upsetting bit of news comes not from Jeep, but from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) who just announced that they will stop taking orders for the Jeep JK Brute Double Cab as of March 31st, 2017. According to AEV, they will “continue to service existing Brute Double cab vehicles and will continue to have crash and service parts available after production build out.”

As you may remember, AEV stole the show at SEMA 2011, when they debuted the Double Cab to a crowd of salivating off road enthusiasts. The buzz around this truck seems to be just as vibrant today as it was then. There is no doubt that the Double Cab will continue to turn heads for many years to come. One can only wonder if the success of AEV’s truck was the driving force behind Jeep’s decision to release a new Wrangler pickup.

If you have been considering taking the plunge, you now have 44 days to submit your order. Also worthy of note, if you are currently eyeing a used Brute Double Cab, you better jump on it quick as prices will likely rise significantly as new versions quickly fall into unobtainium. Currently, there isn’t any news as to whether or not AEV has plans for the next generation of Wrangler pickup truck, especially since Jeep has confirmed a Wrangler truck of their own. We can only cross our fingers.


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