Revealed overnight at the LA Auto Show, the Gladiator is set for arrival in the second quarter of 2019 and will be available in Sport, Sport S, Overland and top-of-the-range Rubicon trim.
OFF-ROAD REVIEW: Gladiator in the Sierra Nevada mountains
Jeep’s 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine will be offered with all variants, and it will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard – an eight-speed auto is optional. A 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 will be offered in 2020.
Allowing you to better hear that V6 pounding away at unrelenting terrain is that the Gladiator is the only true open-air pick-up – a soft-top and two hard-tops are available.
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“Unquestionably a truck and instantly recognisable as a Jeep, the all-new 2020 Gladiator is the ultimate vehicle for any outdoor adventure,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Jeep Brand - North America. “There is tremendous demand for this unique vehicle from our loyal Jeep customers and pickup truck buyers everywhere. Born from a rich and proud heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks, Gladiator combines rugged utility, versatility and functionality resulting in the most capable mid-size truck ever.”
Other highlights include third-gen Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, a Trac-Lok limited-slip diff and swaybar disconnect. The Gladiator can ford water at depths up to 30 inches (762mm); it can tow up to 7650 pounds (approx. 3500kg); and has a payload capacity of up to 1600 pounds (725kg).
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