Presented Jeep pickup Gladiator

Presented Jeep pickup Gladiator

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The brand has already dubbed the Gladiator "the most capable midsize truck ever".

Read on for more on the new Jeep Gladiator pickup truck.

Getting Gladiator buyers to wherever they want to go is a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6, with 285hp, 260lb ft and a standard six-speed manual (an eight-speed auto is optional).

Jeep has finally pulled the covers off its Gladiator double cab bakkie and just as you would expect from a Wrangler with a load bay, it's something of a Swiss Army knife on wheels. We can not wait to see all of the unbelievable builds in the near future.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is available in four different trim configurations: Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon. It's based on the Wrangler SUV and was created to do anything it can do.

Inside, the Gladiator gets the same interior design as the Wrangler. Mopar kit like door bars, lift kits and a glut of "lifestyle" mods like bike racks and suchlike.

Against this background, it's amusing looking two available multimedia complex with a 7 - or 8.4-inch screen and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a set of electronic assistants driver. Other standard kit includes keyless start, a digital instrument screen housed between two dials and climate control. There is also a forward-facing camera mounted behind the middle slot of the front grille that allows the driver to see obstructions ahead while off-roading.

It's still a proper off-roader, right?

Apart from those, the Gladiator also features underbody protection that keeps vital components safe from harm. It's packed full of aluminum body panels to decrease weight, but it maintains a ridged body-on-frame construction.

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Enlarge ImageA tow capacity of up to 7,650 pounds makes the Gladiator a respectable puller. Jeep

Naturally, all Gladiators feature permanent four-wheel drive, split between two drivetrain systems.

The Command-Trac 4x4 system, standard on Sport and Overland, features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, and heavy-duty front and rear axles with a 3.73 rear axle ratio. It will be available with electric front- and rear-axle locks, a limited-slip differential and electric sway-bar disconnect.

The Gladiator sits on 17inch wheels, with Rubicon spec models using 33-inch off-road tyres, and Jeep promises 11.1 inches of ground clearance. Wading depth is rated at up to 762mm.

A unique feature for the Gladiator over its competitors is the flexible cabin, with the windscreen able to fold down, the aluminium doors can be removed as can the roof, for a convertible ute experience.

The rear seat bench splits 60:40 and can be folded flat for storing boxes, or lifted up into a "stadium" position to reveal a couple of under-seat cubbies.

LED headlamps are optional on the lower specifications and standard on Rubicon. Meanwhile, the Rubicon benefits from heavy gauge tubular steel rock rails that protect the body while out on a trail.

Take, appearance is one of the coolest pickups are ready for any adventure.

The 2020 Gladiator and Gladiator Rubicon hits the market in the latter part of 2019 and brings back a pickup truck to a brand that previously sold Scramblers and Comanches. It's confirmed for Europe, too, but expected to come later in the same year.

  • Terrell Bush