The last time Jeep offered a van, Lee Iacocca was his CEO. Over the past 26 years, Chrysler Corporation, DaimlerChrysler AG, Chrysler LLC, Chrysler Group LLC and FCA US LLC have seduced Jeep enthusiasts with a bed. But now the wait is over. The 2019 Jeep Gladiator is here and it is glorious. Here's what we know about the long-awaited Jeep truck.
Truck Trend has revealed official images of the Jeep truck. It would seem that the spy images we saw earlier this month, showing a vehicle very much like Jeep Wrangler, were at the rendezvous. The front half of the gladiator looks like the Wrangler.
According to the Truck Trend station, which has since been removed, the Gladiator frame is 31 inches longer than the JL Wrangler Unlimited, and the wheelbase is 19.4 inches tall. The story also goes on to say that larger axles, brakes, 33-inch tires and suspension are unique to the truck. According to Truck Trend, the Gladiator will be able to carry a 1,650-pound payload, with a towing capacity of 7,650 pounds.
The windshield folds flat and the roof breaks off, as on the JL Wrangler. This makes the new Jeep truck the first pickup on the US market with a detachable hood from the 1991 Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible (and no, the Chevrolet SSR does not count).
Under the hood, is apparently the same 3.6-liter Pentastar "Upgrade" engine that's found in the JL, developing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This can be achieved either with an automatic transmission (Truck Trend, strangely, indicates that it is a six-speed car and not the eight-speed one found in all other Pentastar applications) or a six-speed manual gearbox . Truck Trend also claims that the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is expected to come in 2020 with 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft, screwed to an eight-speed car.
As for all-terrain jaws, the new Gladiator, in Rubicon trim, will feature lockers, a detachable front stabilizer bar, a 4: 1 transmission ratio, and off-road tires. of 33 inches, like the JL Rubicon. The new truck apparently has an approach angle of 43.6 degrees, a tilt angle of 20.3 degrees and a starting angle of 26 degrees, with a ground clearance of 11.1 inches. Aside from the tilt angle, they are all at the top of the mid-size truck segment.
This message is being updated …