Definitely Not A Scrambler: Jeep Unveils The New Gladiator

previous arrow
next arrow

Our days of squinting at grainy camouflaged photos of test mules have come to an end for Jeep has finally unveiled the much-awaited Gladiator at the LA Auto Show.

We might be with the Jeep purists on this one, considering most of them would be cracking open a cold one as a celebration by now. The Gladiator lives up to its name while retaining most of the elements from Wrangler. From the looks of it, we know for sure that the Gladiator is no Scrambler.

The past Scramblers in Jeep’s sheds were just Wranglers with a bed. Meanwhile, the original Gladiator from 1963 was a crowned pickup. And that is exactly what Jeep has planned for the 2020 truck. We can only assume that Jeep heard the cries of its loyalists who have been clamouring for a resurrection of the pickup since the ’86-’92 Comanche.

Jeep’s Gladiator is built on the same Toledo complex as the Wrangler with a unique frame that is 31-inches longer along with a 19.4-inches longer wheelbase than the Wrangler. This is combined with a five-foot bed scaling the Gladiator with an additional 180kg.

While we know that the Jeep Gladiator has pulled up considerably late into the pickup scene, which could potentially weigh down its success, it cannot be ignored that the company enjoys an upper hand with years of pent-up demand, crazy-strong brand loyalty, a resurrecting nameplate from 1963-71, and styling that is derivative of the most popular model in its line-up.

Click Here For Latest Prices And News About Jeep

The pickup will be offered to you in four trim levels: Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon. Almost half of the parts which are used across the range is shared with the Wrangler, including the bonnet, doors, fenders and powertrains.

It will carry two of the most advanced fuel-efficient powertrains in the company’s line-up including a 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 352Nm of torque, featuring ESS as standard. Apart from that, a 3.0-litre EcoDiesel engine will be available starting in 2020, which will feature a V6 configuration, yielding 260 horsepower and 600Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission will be provided throughout the range with an option of a six-speed manual transmission.

The beast muscles its way with a maximum towing capacity of almost 3500kg with a payload of 725kg. It will also be provided with a class 4 hitch, 2-inch receiver and 4- and 7-pin connectors.

Jeep has blessed the Gladiator with two 4×4 systems including the Command-Trac, which is standard on Sport and Overland with a two-speed transfer case. Meanwhile, the Rubicon models come with the Rock-Trac 4×4 system with heavy-duty axles and locking differentials.

IONIC 5: Juma Al Majid Est Unveils Hyundai’s Fully Electric Vehicle
2022 INFINITI QX80 Arrives At Arabian Automobiles
Continental Is “Tire Manufacturer Of The Year” 2022
All-Electric Nissan Ariya To Embark On World First Expedition From North Pole To South Pole
Customer Service Excellency And Innovation At The Heart Of New Nissan Arabian Automobiles Service Center In Deira
Al-Futtaim Trading Enterprises Honda Unveils The Advanced And Stylish All-New 2022 Honda HR-V
Automobili Lamborghini’s Growth Continues, Turnover And Operating Profit Up In Q1 2022
Cadillac Is Revving Up Its V-Series Lineup With The Addition Of The Escalade-V, The Industry’s Most Powerful Full-Size SUV
MG’s Striking Middle East Car Range Enhanced By London-Based Design Team
Long-Awaited: The Bentayga Extended Wheelbase