Jeep Gladiator Specs Get Leaked
Jeep® and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) must have some sort of mole digging around as of late. Just last week, right before Turkey Day, information about the new Jeep Wrangler-based pickup truck have been leaked. Set to originally debut during the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, what was previously known as the Jeep Scrambler pickup truck is now known as the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Plus, thanks to dedicated Jeep forum, now known as jeepgladiatorforum.com, specs are now out on the internet. Here’s a run down about the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck and what’s new.
The name might sound familiar, and it should. Jeep has been playing around with a few old monikers when naming the pickup truck, but thanks to a leak by FCA, someone caught a screenshot of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator on the FCA Media website. This name also popped up on a 2005 Jeep Wrangler-based concept that never made it to production, but its most popular for its Wagoneer incarnation.
Before the Wrangler concept, the Jeep Gladiator was a pickup truck based off of the Jeep Wagoneer. Its popularity was short-lived, lasting from 1962 to 1971, and then the Gladiator disappeared for 40 years. 2020 is going to change that. Not only is the Gladiator name coming back for a Jeep Wrangler pickup truck, but like an off-road warrior, the Gladiator has been built to live up to its name.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Specs
Built to still match the off-road performance of its counterpart, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator has been designed for on and off-road buyers – it’s just the Jeep Wrangler JL with a longer wheelbase. Three trims, a Sport, Overland, and Rubicon have already been announced. Thanks to the Jeep Gladiator forum, a lot of specs are quickly becoming basic knowledge.
To match legendary Jeep on and off-road capability, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator comes with Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems, third-generation Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential, and a segment-exclusive electronic sway-bar disconnect. With two powertrains available, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology for fuel efficiency, or a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with ESS, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator has the best-in-class towing and 4×4 payload capacity of 7650 pounds and 1600 pounds respectively. The Gladiator can do all of this, while fording 30 inches of water, and riding on 33-inch off-road tires.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator also comes with iconic Jeep style. The keystone-shaped grille, round headlamps and square tail lamps, fold-down windshield, easy-to-use premium soft top and two hardtops, and many other configurations are still available for consumers, just like the Wrangler JL. Lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors, hinges, hood, fenders, windshield frame and tailgate help balance out the additional weight of the truck bed and longer wheelbase, and consumer-friendly amenities are not amiss.
Available inside is the fourth-generation Uconnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. Consumers can choose a 7.0 or 8.4-inch touchscreen display, and consumers interested in safety will be happy to know that more than 80 standard and available safety features have been sprinkled throughout the lineup. Built on Jeep truck heritage, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is destined to be the most capable midsize truck ever.
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