The Speculation Is Over – The Official Gladiator Is Here
Its been quite a long time since enthusiasts set an eye on a Jeep truck. It’s actually been 26 years. The wait is over.
Jeep unveiled the epic Jeep Gladiator at the Los Angeles Auto Show, instantly pronouncing their intention to disrupt the midsize pickup with a worthy contender.
Observably, the Gladiator borrows quite a number of items from the Wrangler. Among differences in the frame is that the Gladiator is 212 inches long. Fix a 60-inch bed and it will perfectly fit into the Gladiator.
Jeep says the gladiator has a 7,650 pounds towing and 1,600 payload capacity. As such, this is one machine that flatly looks and sound exaggerated but it is not at all. It is very capable.
It’s been a while since a convertible pickup graced the market. The Gladiator comes with either a removable hardtop or a soft top, or both. You can choose from four trim levels namely: Sport; Sport S; Overland; and, the premium in the series is the Rubicon.
As if to further extend its relationship to the Wrangler, the Gladitor has borrowed the 3.6-liter gasoline V6 engine. You can have your Gladiator with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. This is quite an energetic roadster producing 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
Head of Jeep Brand in North America Tim Kuniskis holds a lot of hope in this truck, saying that “customers are looking for real trucks,” and the company found appropriate to name it the Gladiator, “so it competes in its own segment” Kuniskis said. “They’re looking for serious hardware.”
Evidently, the hardware is very well placed in this machine to give customers an unbeatable experience. If what we see is what we get come 2020, then there is no way a raw deal.
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