The new Jeep Gladiator shares its platform and design bits with the Wrangler SUV.
After 26 years, the American SUV market has finally introduced the new pick-up truck – the Jeep Gladiator. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has made its world debut at the ongoing Los Angeles Motor Show. For people not in the know, the Jeep Gladiator was the first full-size pickup trucks introduced back in 1962 and the Comanche was the last pickup truck sold by the American automaker. The latter one was discontinued in 1992. Read – New Jeep Sub-4 Meter SUV In The Works
The new Jeep Gladiator shares its platform (body-on-frame) and design bits with the Wrangler SUV. Though, the former is 787mm longer than the latter. The pickup truck is capable to carry loads of up to 725kg and offers a towing capacity of 4,370kg. With the Crew Cab configuration, the vehicle provides a load bay of 1,524mm. It has a ground clearance of 282mm.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Picture Gallery
For the record, Jeep claims that the new 2020 Gladiator is “the most capable midsize truck ever” and has “composed on-road driving dynamics and passenger safety”. Features such as Rock-Trac 4X4 and Command-Trac systems, Tru-Lock electric front and rear axle lockers, third-generation Dana 44 axles, segment-exclusive sway-bar disconnect, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential and large 33-inch off-road tyres enhance its towing and off-road capabilities. Read: Jeep Compass Trailhawk – 5 Interesting Facts
Powering the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine churning out a peak power of 240bhp and a maximum torque of 570Nm. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic unit. The SUV comes with two different AWD (all-wheel-drive) systems with full-time torque management. Read – Upcoming Jeep SUVs In India
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