A Brute of a pickup

There were several pickup trucks scattered around the show floor at this year's NADA convention and exposition. But there was only one that said Jeep, and it's a monster in both size and popularity.

American Expedition Vehicles, a supplier for Chrysler Group that also sells upper-end aftermarket parts for the Jeep Wrangler and other off-roaders, featured its “Brute” pickup, a heavily-modified Wrangler Unlimited that features four doors, a full-sized truck bed, and a 6.4-liter HEMI engine.

The Brute will go on-sale this summer, said CFO Micheal Messink, starting at about $60,000.

“It's drawing a ton of interest,” Messink said.