Jeep Gladiator pickup

Jeep Gladiator pickup

Jeep presented official photos of its new pickup, which will be named Gladiator. The machine is built on the platform of Wrangler SUV, offering the best-in-class lifting capacity and towing capability, as well as a crossover stability stabilizer unit unique to the mid-size pickup system.

According to information from participants of JeepGladiatorForum, the pickup will be available with two versions in a four-wheel drive system. The first one is the Rock-Trac with a split-box and differentials Tru-Lok with electronic blocking on both bridges, the second is Command-Trac, which locks the front axle and has different gear ratios of the lowering gears.

The Gladiator will be equipped with reinforced Dana 44 new-generation and 33-inch tire. The machine will be able to tow a tow with a mass of 3470 kg and its lifting capacity will be 725 kg. The model will be available in several versions with a soft or hard roof, and the suspension will be set to a larger caliber when driving on standard roads.

The engine’s range will include a 3.6-liter V6 Penastar with a “start-stop” system and a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel. Both units are combined with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and a six-speed manual engine is also available for the petrol engine. The Uconnect multimedia system and the front-mounted heavy-duty camcorder (Rubicon only) will also come in the pickup equipment.

Under the name Gladiator, the Jeep company offered large size pickups during the 1962-1988 era built on the Wagoneer platform. The model is based on the first US Army truck built after the Second World War.

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