The all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator – the most capable mid-size truck ever – builds on a rich heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility, best-in-class towing and 4×4 payload, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, superior on- and off-road dynamics and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features.
“Unquestionably a truck and instantly recognizable as a Jeep, the all-new 2020 Gladiator is the ultimate vehicle for any outdoor adventure,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Jeep Brand – North America. “There is tremendous demand for this unique vehicle from our loyal Jeep customers and pickup truck buyers everywhere. Born from a rich and proud heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks, Gladiator combines rugged utility, versatility and functionality resulting in the most capable mid-size truck ever.”
The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator delivers unmatched capability with best-in-class towing and 4×4 payload capacity, composed on-road driving dynamics and passenger safety. Legendary off-road capability comes courtesy of the Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems, third-generation Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential, segment-exclusive sway-bar disconnect and 33-inch off-road tyres.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is available in four different trim configurations: Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon.
Built in Toledo, Ohio, the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator arrives in US showrooms in the second quarter of 2019.
RICH HERITAGE OF TOUGH, DEPENDABLE JEEP TRUCKS
The all-new 2020 Gladiator is the latest iteration in a long line of Jeep trucks that began back in 1947 when Willys Overland introduced a one-ton truck with four-wheel drive based on the CJ-2A. With more than 40 years of rich heritage to draw from, Gladiator is the latest in a long line of Jeep trucks that includes:
- Jeep Pickup: 1947-1965: a 118-inch / 299.72 cm wheelbase pickup that realized few product changes. It was Willys-Overland’s first attempt to diversify the Jeep brand from the CJ.
- Jeep FC-150/170 Pickup: 1957-1965: these Forward-Control series Jeep vehicles were essentially work trucks – with an 81-inch / 205.74 cm wheelbase for the FC-150 and 103.5-inches / 265.43 cm for the FC-170. They received few changes during their lifecycle, though some 1959 and 1960 models featured full-floating front and rear axles, and some FC-170 models included dual rear wheels and a four-speed manual transmission.
- Jeep Gladiator/J-Series Pickup: 1963-1987: resembling the Wagoneer, Gladiator debuted in 1963 in either 120-inch / 304.8 cm (J-200) or 126-inch / 320.04 cm (J-300) form and featured a Dana 20 transfer case and Dana 44s front and rear. The Gladiator name was dropped in 1972.
- Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler: 1981-1985: introduced in 1981, the Scrambler was a Jeep similar to the CJ-7, but with a longer wheelbase. Known internationally as the CJ-8, it was available in either hard- or soft-top versions. Less than 30,000 Scramblers were built and are extremely popular among collectors today.
- Jeep Comanche (MJ): 1986-1992: based on the Cherokee platform and similarly equipped, the pickup received a six-foot / 1.8288 m bed in 1987. Later models offered Selec-Trac® or Command-Trac four-wheel drive.
MOPAR/JEEP PERFORMANCE PARTS
The Mopar brand will offer more than 200 new or redesigned Jeep Performance Parts and accessories for owners to personalize the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator at launch. Mopar products will include active lifestyle, truck-capable accessories such as tonneau covers and a spray-in bedliner, performance content such as lift kits, off-road lights, rock rails and wheels, as well as much more developed specifically for the new Jeep Gladiator.
Mopar parts and accessories for the Gladiator are backed by a factory warranty and were created in close conjunction with the Jeep brand, engineering and the product design office through tens of thousands of hours of development, testing and validation. The strictest standards and factory-exclusive data – information not available to the aftermarket – were used to seamlessly integrate Mopar parts and accessories with the Gladiator and deliver proper fit, finish and quality down to the colour, grain, look and line of each product.