Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has unveiled the all-new Wrangler-inspired 2020 Jeep Gladiator at the 2018 LA Auto Show.
President of the Jeep Brand for Fiat Chrysler said :
“We absolutely wanted it to look different, bold and standout from anything else, but give you everything that the truck buyer was looking for and everything that Wrangler has always been known for”
To make the new off-roader, that is part SUV part a pickup , Jeep added about 31 inches to the frame of the Wrangler Unlimited and a 5-Foot BED – to make the pickup part .
Inside the different trims,that includes the Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon versions, features the fourth-generation Uconnect system with either a 5-inch, 7-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen.
A standard 7-inch or an optional 8.4-inch touchscreen comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SUV also has a subwoofer and portable wireless speaker, two USBs ,a USB-C port and a 115-volt outlet.
It will be powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 285 hp and a 2020 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine upgrade for 260 hp .
The Gladiator is capable of driving through 2.6 feet of water ,compared to the new Rivian R1T pickup’s 3.3 feet and Hummer’s 2.5 feet fording depth.
With 1600 pounds of maximum payload,the Gladiator will tow 7,650 pounds of loads,that’s an impressive 850 pounds more than the ToyotaTacoma and 150 pounds more than the Ford Ranger.
With deliveries starting next year, the Gladiator will compete head-to-head with off-roaders like the Toyota Tacoma TRD models and Ford Ranger Raptor.