Jeep has done it again, just presented to the Jeep Gladiator, a new interpretation of the pick-up , but not only will it be able to carry heavy loads and be used for work, it will also be able to reach the most difficult corners, It is as capable as all other products of the brand.
As a good Jeep, it has the Trail Rated certification and can be offered in different versions, including the popular and extremely capable Rubicon. Jeep Gladiator will compete in the medium pick-up segment and according to the brand will have the best towing capacity and 4×4 skills of the entire segment.
Jeep Gladiator Goes Beyond Being A Wrangler With A Bat
There is no doubt that it is based on the current generation of the Wrangler that was presented a year ago. At the front and until the C post everything is equal to a Wrangler, maybe the design of the wheels changes, but the real novelty is to continue the mentioned post. There we will find the box and a considerably longer wheelbase.
Gladiator will continue to enjoy LED lighting in the front and in the back. This is where the skulls will have a square design like the rest of the pick-up. It’s of note that the bat will have a series of hooks and anchors that will allow us to better hold the load we want to carry.
So one can buy some packages that will add more places and to secure and better organize your burden. You can also purchase a liner bed spray to maximize the protection and durability of the cargo area.
Like the Wrangler, Gladiator will have the ability to remove the windshield, doors, and roof, to have a total off-road experience. Although its transformation capacity doesn’t stay put, one can also order a canvas roof. This allows for opening in different positions.
A Known And Effective Engine
As far as machinery is at hand, the Gladiator will carry the well-known 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar. However, in 2020 a 3.0-liter diesel version will feature as an offering.
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 will deliver 285 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. This will offer the most torque at low revolutions to help on difficult roads. The power will reach both axes through a manual gearbox of six changes or an automatic eight.
Gladiator’s off-road capabilities are in proof since the base version to the Rubicon. It has the Jeep Trail Rated certification. The transmissions are able to offer the best relations for the transfer of power. It’s mainly because, according to the model, the Command-Trac 4X4 and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems get actual offering.
The Gladiators will have angles of attack of 43.8º, of rupture of 20.3º and exit of 26º. The free ground clearance will be 28.1 cm. Its drag capacity with the V6 gasoline engine will be 3,469 kg, while its maximum load capacity will be 725 kg.
In Addition, Jeep Gladiator Is Safe
Jeep has included approximately 8 0 active and passive safety functions. This includes blind-spot detection, reverse camera with cross-traffic alert. Additional facilitation also features adaptive cruise speed control and electronic stability control with body roll mitigation function.
Jeep Gladiator had an assembly at the plant in Ohio, United States and will start selling at some point in 2019. Given its popularity and capabilities, we may see it arrive in Mexico. For this, we will have to wait for the official position of the brand in the country.