In the year of its 80th anniversary, the Jeep introduces into Europe the new Gladiator all-terrain Pick-up truck featuring a distinct business and lifestyle appeal, great versatility and the ability to meet the needs for mobility and freedom.
The new Gladiator also marks a major return for the brand to the 1-tonne Pick-up segment, after almost 30 years since the launch of the last Jeep model with “truck” credentials and open loadbed: the Comanche, which was in production from 1986 to 1992. This provides for the Gladiator to fit perfectly into Jeep heritage as it brings to attention a major brand tradition rooted long ago in 1947, when Willys Overland introduced a one-ton truck with four-wheel drive based on the CJ-2A. This first Pick-up was followed over almost half a century by different models – all with shared features, and made to be robust, versatile and reliable. These models included the FC-150/170 (1957-1965), the Jeep Gladiator/J Series (1963-1987), the CJ-8 Scrambler (1981-1985) and the Jeep Comanche (1986-1992), the last pickup in the brand’s heritage.
In Europe, the Gladiator is available in the Sport and Overland trim levels, as well as in the exclusive Launch Edition offered during the launch phase. From April, the celebrative 80thAnniversary special-edition model will complete the Gladiator’s European range.
The new Jeep Gladiator boasts a rugged, distinguished design that is immediately recognisable with traditional Jeep design cues. The Jeep design team kept the legendary seven-slot grille seen on Wrangler but included minor updates, and slanted it backwards to enhance aerodynamics. LED headlights, taillights and fog lamps with crisp white lighting come as standard in all trim levels, making the Gladiator’s look unmistakable.
Jeep Gladiator is a unique vehicle, featuring multiple configuration possibilities for easy open-air adventures thanks to several windshield and top combinations: three-piece hardtop, soft top and top-less. The Cargo Management Group features a practical, lockable under seat storage compartment with a practical integrated handle that allows for easy transportation (as with a suitcase). It provides additional storage options to organise and secure cargo in the bed thanks to the trail rail management system and increases the utility of the Gladiator. The available protective Spray-In Bedliner and tonneau cover options (soft roll-up, soft and hard tri-fold) deliver even more choice, and keep cargo secure while adding further customisation. A three-position damped tailgate adds further functionality.
The powerful 3.0-litre Euro 6D MultiJet V-6 engine fitted to the Gladiator line-up for Europe delivers 264 hp at 3.600 rpm and 600 Nm of torque at 1.400-2.800 rpm and features Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology.
Jeep Gladiator delivers the brand’s legendary off-road capabilities courtesy of the sophisticated full-time Selec-Trac 4×4 system, featuring in four driving modes (plus Neutral):
- 2H (Two-Wheel Drive High Range)
- 4H AUTO (Full-Time Active On-Demand High Drive)
- 4H Part-Time (Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive High Range)
- N (Neutral)
- 4L (Four-Wheel Drive Low Range)