A week ago, a bug on the Jeep website revealed a new and much anticipated model, Gladiator, mid-sized pickup based on the legendary Wrangler.
Now, from Los Angeles, the United States, the FCA brand, makes official what we all know. However, it's good to review all aspects of the product from the official press section of the Jeep.
If everything goes as planned, and the Argentine market helps, the Jeep Gladiator will be available in the country in the second quarter of 2019.
Next, the official press section of the Jeep.
Jeep Gladiator 2020: The most capable intermediate pickup in history
Legendary 4×4 capabilities, authentic designs built on precious Jeep heritage, best in class load and crane capabilities, intelligent functional solutions, versatility, sophisticated and efficient engines, freedom to drive outdoors, and full of intuitive technology and security function.
Los Angeles – The new one Jeep Gladiator 2020 – the most capable medium-sized pickup in history – built on a tough and reliable Jeep heritage, offering a combination of powerful utilities, authentic Jeep design, freedom of outdoor handling, intelligent functionality, and versatility, payload capacity and the best crane of the class, efficient front and engine, superior dynamics on the road and in off-road handling, as well as a sophisticated and innovative set of technology and security components.
"No doubt pickup and soon to be recognized as a Jeep, the new 2020 Gladiator represents the latest vehicle prepared to do all kinds of outdoor adventures," said Tim Kuniskis, who is in charge of the Jeep brand in North America..
"Everywhere we have found tremendous interest in exclusive vehicles like this, both by our loyal customers and pickup buyers. As the heirs of the rich and proud ranks with powerful and reliable Jeeps pickups, the Gladiator combines robustness, functionality and flexibility, resulting in the most capable median pickup in history, "he added.
The new 2020 Gladiator provides unmatched off-road capabilities with the best cargo and crane loads in its class, excellent driving dynamics on the highway and safety for all passengers. The legendary capabilities of the Jeep are achieved thanks to the Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems, the third generation of the Dana 44 axis, the Tru-Lok front and electronic locking differentials, the Trac-Lok limited slip differential, the exclusive stabilizer bar electronically disconnected and off-road tires 33 inches.
Jeep Gladiator 2020 is available in 4 different choices: Sport, Sport S +, Overland, and Rubicon.
Built in Toledo, Ohio, New Gladiators will arrive at Jeep dealers in the second quarter of 2019.
The new Gladiator 2020 offers a strong and elegant design that is immediately recognized thanks to the characteristics of traditional Jeep identity.
The design team has maintained the Wrangler's legendary seven-bar grille this time wider to increase airflow and help the engine, an important feature with increased crane capacity. The top of the typical grille gently rests to improve aerodynamics.
The Overland and Rubicon versions offer, as an option, LED headlights and fogs that provide clean white light and add to the modern image of the Gladiator. Vehicles equipped with LEDs also have daylight that forms a circle around the outside of the headlights. The front turn signal is located in front of the trapezoidal fender.
At the back, traditional square lights have an optional LED and open the rear door that is widened to make it easier to load objects in the pan. The rear door, with an electric lock, has a bearing and three opening positions.
In tray design, special attention is paid to intelligent functional solutions and space rationalization. Lighting under the box rail, closed external power supply (400W 115 volts and three-pin plug) and strong integrated moorings are just a few examples. The optional Trail Rail load management system provides a new alternative to the placement and organization of objects transported.
Backup tire support is located below the box, behind the rear axle, and can accommodate tires up to 35 inches.
The protective layer of the punt with bedliners, spacers and covers offers a complementary option to carry loads and increase the useful life. Rubicon Gladiator combines a strong stone barrier bar.
The windshield has a design with four locking hooks located at the top of the frame to facilitate and accelerate folding operations. A front transverse bar connects the A and fixed pillars, even with the windshield folded down. This allows the rear view mirror to always be in its place.
Two-color side guards in body color combine a low black aesthetic insert that gives a higher profile Gladiator. This element becomes standard on the Overland version and is optional in Rubicon.
Sports slats in body color and welded for that come as standard in all Gladiators and integrate handles for front passengers.
Sunrider's premium soft roof, exclusive in this segment, shows a simple opening mechanism and helps reduce noise caused by wind. With it in the middle or fully open position you can easily access the interior. It has several fasteners that slide on the rail to simplify the removal of the rear glass.
The Overland and Rubicon Gladiators share hard-top options in three parts of the body color. There are also other choices of black hard top, also in three parts, available for all finishing touches. Modular panels Enhanced freedom and closure facilitate the operation of dismantling and mounting the roof. Everything, in addition, has a rear window that glides manually.
Dozens of different combinations of doors, roofs and windshields offer the possibility of an almost endless configuration.
The interior of the new Jead Gladiator 2020 combines exclusive style, versatility, comfort and intuitive use. High-quality materials and precision workmanship breed throughout the cabin.
The center console inspired by the rich heritage Jeep presents a clean and sculpted design that complements the dashboard and looks different finishes depending on the different versions of the Gladiator. Hand-coated instrument panel, standard on the Overland version and available as an option on Rubicon, has a soft touch surface with contrasting stitches. Functional elements such as climate control and volume, USB port or button Stop-Start System (ESS) are designed to be recognized quickly and can be easily reached from the front position. The circular grille of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system is surrounded by a chrome border which provides a premium and strong appearance at the same time.
The center console is a monument to the function and flexibility of the Jeep. In contrast, accents in metal give an elegant appearance. This console has a change selector and a transfer box and parking brake. The gear lever, handle and infotainment screen frame use original screws, underlining the use of original manufacturing methods.
The buttons starting with the waterproof design are standard on all 2020 Gladiators and are easily accessible to the driver.
Contoured fabric or leather chairs have marked seams and have controls to adjust lateral grip and lumbar support. Other elements for comfort such as the front seat and heated steering wheel are also available as options.
New and exclusive rear seats for Gladiators. They are produced with high-quality materials and emit athletic images without sacrificing grip and comfort. In addition, the second row of the Gladiator cabin offers the largest legroom in this segment and a unique lockable design that allows securing the object underneath. The back seat can be folded, forming a flat surface that facilitates access to objects placed in the back of the cabin and provides more space for large objects if necessary.
With the chair folded, the LED lights on the rear panel illuminate the storage space behind the seat. Two nets on the rear wall of the cabin provide additional space.
Other practical solutions for transporting objects in the Gladiator 2020 include a mesh bag that is firmly on the door and several areas provided for storing cellphones.
The back seat can also be folded in a "chair" position that reveals a container that serves to store different objects under the seat. As an option, a lockable lid can be added, a very practical solution for safely storing objects when the door or roof has been removed. This lockable container has two different sizes that exactly match the configuration of 60/40 rear seat rows. Likewise, up to five separators can be added to configure the load as needed. The key is the same as in the center console and glove box.
A container for screws under the seat provides a safe place to store it when the roof, doors are removed or the windshield is folded. On this cover, the number of screws that are appropriate and the correct way to place them is indicated.
The driver and passenger door panels, coated in vinyl, are soft to the touch. The Lift-Assist handle under the armrest of the door has a pull-cup design that facilitates the dismantling of the door. Among the elements of comfort stand out passive entry systems with remote access.
The instrument panel sports a 3.5-inch screen or optional 7-inch LED with thin film transistor (TFT). The 7-inch LED screen allows the driver to configure information displayed in more than 100 different ways, including music, tire pressure control, low pressure signs and digital speed indicators. The integrated buttons on the steering wheel make it possible to control the audio system, sound function and speed without removing the steering wheel hand.
From the 7-inch touch screen, placed in a prominent position on the center console, the Uconnect infotainment system is operated. The fourth generation of this system receives improvements in the user interface, improving system performance with faster startup speeds and better screen resolution. Just below the screen are functional elements such as climate control, volume control and USB port. The 5-inch touch screen is standard on the Sport Gladiator.
Exclusive to the Rubicon Gladiator, the offroad front camera lets you visualize obstacles on the ground. Placed in the central slot of the characteristic seven-bar grill of the Jeep, it can be controlled from the Off Road Page of Uconnect.
Two USB ports and one USB-C in front and the other two in passenger range in the second row connected to the "multimedia" center. A three-pin, 115-volt outlet for connecting electrical equipment is available as an option.
Audio system improvements include subwoofers and portable wireless speakers that are located under the rear seat. The LED lights on the interior panel illuminate the space intended for storage and charging stations for wireless speakers. The net on the left side of the rear wall of the cabin provides additional storage space if the Gladiator is equipped with a subwoofer and wireless horn.
Sophisticated and efficient mechanics
In the launch phase, the new Jeep Gladiator will be powered by one engine: the famous Pentastar V-6 3.6 liter. By 2020, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine will be added to the channel.
3.6 liter Pentastar V-6 engine
The Pentastar V-6 3.6 liter engine produces 285 horsepower and 260 feet pounds of torque and the Start Stop (ESS) system features as standard. It is designed to provide a variety of torque, with special emphasis on torque at low revs, an important aspect in extreme off-road driving.
The 6-speed manual transmission is standard on all models equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, while an 8-speed automatic transmission is offered as an option.
Known for its refinement, power, efficiency and versatility, FCA has produced more than 8.6 million Pentastar V-6 3.6 million engines since its launch in 2010. This award-winning family of machines is currently produced on three floors. : Trenton Engine Complex in Michigan, Mack Avenue Engine in Detroit and Saltillo South Engine in Mexico.
The Jeep Gladiator 2020 utilizes the advantages of torque at low V-6 speeds, something that is indispensable in 4×4 routes or when terrain conditions become severe (for example in crane operations or heavy cargo transportation).
3.0-liter Eco-diesel V-6 engine
The 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine will be available in early 2020. This mechanic, which provides 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, will be offered as standard with the Start-Stop (ESS) system and automatic transmission. 8 speeds are adjusted to manage increased torque.
FCA US engineers have adapted the engine – designed and manufactured by FCA EMEA – to comply with strict NAFTA emissions regulations.
The EcoDiesel V-6 engine uses fine turbocharging technology with low friction pistons, which are designed to work at low speeds and in transition situations where direct response is needed. Low piston friction increases fuel efficiency and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The advanced combustion system has a new injector channel, piston cover and light plug with an integrated combustion pressure sensor. Low pressure cooled exhaust gas (EGR) recirculation system combined with a high pressure system to expand the range of EGR usage and improve fuel economy.
8 speed automatic transmission
The new Jeep Gladiator 2020 offers, in all versions, an 8-speed automatic transmission that enables it to optimize its performance in off-road handling and generate power in a smooth and efficient way at highway speeds.
The new 8-speed automatic transmission from the new Gladiator offers an effective driving experience and fast response. Whether traveling to work on a weekday, or while on an out-of-the-road adventure or pulling a load on weekends, the driver will enjoy smooth and linear electricity delivery and improve fuel efficiency.
An exclusive set of two overdrive ratios (overdrive) improves highway fuel economy and reduces overall Noise, Vibration and Violence levels (NVH, for acronyms in English).
Specifically tailored to the requirements of the Rubicon Gladiator, the eight-speed transmission provides a 77.2 crawl ratio: 1. 4×4 performance and crane capacity benefit from the first gear ratio of 4.7: 1 along with the final transmission ratio of 4.1: 1.
Six-speed manual transmission
All Jeep Gladiator 2020 models will be equipped, as standard, with a 6-speed manual transmission. This transmission has a unique design with optimized gear ratios to increase the increase ratio (crawl ratio) and cable drive which eliminate the vibration of the transmission lever and increase sound insulation.
This shift adjustment provides greater precision and a more comfortable position. With a ratio of 4.41, it provides more fuel efficiency at high speeds and offers fast acceleration based on smooth, precise and quality gear changes.
The most powerful taking in history
The new 2020 Gladiator provides the legendary Jeep off-road capability thanks to two advanced 4×4 systems. The Command-Trac 4×4 system, standard on Sport and Overland Gladiators, has a 2-speed final transfer case of 2.72: 1 for reduction gearboxes and with the third generation Dana front and rear rigid axles with a ratio of 3.73 for rear axles
In the Rubicon Gladiator, the 4×4 Rock-Trac system combines the third generation of high-performance Dana 44 front and rear axles, and reducer (4LO) with a final ratio of 4: 1. As a standard, the front and rear axle ratios are 4.10. Also standard is the Tru-Lok electronic key differential.
Rubicon Gladiator offers an increase in articulation and suspension trips with the help of stabilizer rods that can be released electronically, exclusive elements in this segment. With a standard 6-speed manual transmission, the Rubicon Gladiator achieves an impressive crawl ratio of 84.2: 1. With an 8-speed automatic transmission is 77.2: 1. Both systems allow you to easily overcome any obstacles, no matter how complex it is.
Both the Command-Trac and Rock-Trac systems offer permanent torque management, allowing optimal grip in low traction conditions.
The Trac-Lok limited slip rear differential in Sport Gladiators and Overland provides extra torque and grip in low grip or slippery situations, such as driving in sand, rock, snow or ice.
Each Gladiator vehicle displays a "Value Track" badge thanks to the legendary 4×4 Jeep capabilities achieved with elements such as the following:
Command-Trac 4×4 system with a final ratio of 2.72: 1, standard in the Sport and Overland versions
4×4 Rock-Trac system with 4: 1 final gearbox and electronic Tru-Lok differential lock, standard on the RubiconProtector version of the crankcase and front and rear pull hooks
In Rubicon, the high-strength off-road rear bumper and optional defense with winch support and removable cover
Approach a 43.6 degree angle, ventral 20.3 and exit 26, and a ground clearance of 11.1 inches
Aggressive 17-inch off-road wheels; The Rubicon version has 33-inch series tires. Up to 30 inches high wading. Up to 7,500 lb of towing capacity and 1,600 lb of cargo.
The proven chassis design is the basis of the legendary 4×4 Jeep value
Jeep Gladiator 2020 uses several solutions to optimize handling, dynamism and sound characteristics, while driving fuel economy during towing and loading operations. Through the design of the chassis and crossbar chassis, as well as the outstanding suspension system with five arms, the Gladiator meets expectations in terms of capacity combined with good driving dynamics on the road, passenger safety and the best attraction. and load your class.
The Gladiator chassis uses advanced materials and techniques that help reduce weight without losing stiffness and stability. It features a lightweight, high-strength steel frame which, compared to the 4-door Wrangler, is 31 inches longer. The 19.4-inch wheelbase is also larger, which, along with the center position of the box just behind the center line of the rear axle, provides a better weight distribution, a more comfortable ride, and more confidence when carrying loads in the box. Transmission, brake systems, fuel systems and drainage systems have been extended to accommodate the necessary changes that make the famous chassis design of transverse brakes and crossings especially suitable for intermediate pickups that are more capable of storytelling
The traditional steel pan uses four bars to strengthen the load floor, while the aluminum rear door has a bearing and three opening positions. This box reflects the commitment to the usability and versatility that we see in the cabin thanks to integrated ties, interior lighting, and a choice of closed external power supplies.
To protect important components – fuel tank, transfer container or oil pan from automatic transmission – Gladiators use four plates and a protective rod. The Rubicon version also benefits from installing lateral protective bars against rocks made of high caliber tubular steel to reduce damage that may occur to the body when traveling on off-road tracks. This version also exhibits exclusive stone guard rails in four corners of the box.
The use of high strength lightweight aluminum locks – including doors, hinges, hoods, fenders, windshield and truck body frames – helps reduce weight and stimulates fuel economy. The Jeep engineering team has also reduced the weight by combining hollow guides and stabilizing rods, and engine brackets and aluminum steering gears.
The Jeep Gladiator uses a proven 5-arm suspension configuration, with the front formed by a lateral control arm and four elongated control arms. The full width guide blade, made of forged steel, controls the lateral movement of the axle with minimum angle changes during the entire suspension journey.
The five-link rear suspension, the exclusive Gladiator element, consists of two upper arms and two forearms in forged steel for longitudinal control and a guide bar for transverse control of the axle. The control arm is located under the chassis rail, while the rear shock is oriented forward to provide consistent attenuation, driving comfort, and better load management.
The shock absorber has been adjusted and shows the optimal balance between driving on the road (either loaded or lowered) and off-road efficiency. Driving comfort, body balance control, driving dynamics and loading and pulling capabilities are significantly enhanced with the help of new damping settings, hard point chassis and mount suspension.
The 43.6 degree attack angle, ventral 20.3 and exit 26 and the distance to the ground is 11.1 inches, allowing the Gladiator to go anywhere.
Gladiators also provide benefits of up to 30 inches of height and up to 31,600 pounds of cargo capacity and 7,650 trailer capacity (with optional Towking Max Packages included).
More than 80 advanced and active passive security options
The security and protection of occupants has been a key aspect when developing the new Jeep Gladiator 2020, which is reflected in more than 80 active and passive security components available. These include blind spot monitoring, reverse cross-section path sensors (Rear Cross Path), front-of-the-road cameras, ParkView rear cameras with dynamic grid lines, adaptive cruise control and electronic stability control (ESC). English) with electronic anti-rollover mitigation.
The fourth generation of the Uconnect system that provides advanced technology
The new Jeep Gladiator 2020 offers three Uconnect systems (Uconnect 5.0, 7.0, and 8.4NAV) with communication, entertainment and navigation functions that meet the wishes of each driver or passenger, including full color LED instrument panels.
The Uconnect system includes features that are easy to use, improved processing power, faster start time, and touch screens with high resolution graphics.
The new functions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
The new Jeep Gladiator is available with the Uconnect 7.0 or 8.4NAV system that includes the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features.
The new Jeep Gladiator 2020 is produced in Toledo, Ohio, where Jeep vehicles have left production lines since 1941. In particular, on the South Floor of the Assembly Complex in Toledo, the Wrangler JK site was produced until April 2018. This southern factory, also known as Suppliers Park of Toledo, built in 2005 to launch an innovative manufacturing concept, in which supplier partners build and implement key manufacturing processes that are fully integrated into the factory space and, therefore, in the production process itself. FCA AS will use the same production system for the new Gladiator who works directly with two original suppliers, Kuka and Hyundai Mobis, who are responsible for providing the body and chassis, respectively. Production is expected to begin in the first half of 2019.
The productive capacity for new pickups was created by moving the latest generation Jeep Wrangler manufacturing to the northern part of the Toledo Assembly Complex as part of a 4.5 million dollar industrialization plan that aims to readjust production. companies in the United States to expand the Jeep and Ram brands. US FCA invested 700 million dollars to modernize the North plant and include more than 700 new jobs for the production of the new Wrangler.
Rich legacy of a tough and reliable Jeep pick-up
The new 2020 gladiator is the latest expression of the tradition of the old Jeep pickup originating in 1947 when Willys Overland launched a one-ton all-wheel drive pickup based on CJ2A. Inspired by more than 40 years of valuable heritage, Gladiator is the latest in a series of pick-up vehicles that include:
Jeep Pick up: 1947 – 1965
A pickup with 118-inch wheelbase that receives several changes. This is Willys Overland's first attempt to diversify the Jeep brand from CJ.
Jeep FC-150/170 Pick up: 1957 – 1965
This series of Jeep Forward Control (FC) vehicles are basically work vehicles, with an 81-inch wheelbase for the FC-150 and 103.5 inches for the FC-170. They received several changes during their life cycle, although some 1959 and 1960 models combined floating front and rear axles and some FC-170s added double rear wheels and manual transmissions.
Jeep Gladiator / J-Series Lift: 1963 – 1987
Similar to Wagoneer, the Gladiator debuted in 1963 with a 120-inch (J-200) or 126-inch (J-300) wheelbase and with Dana 20 forward and Dana 44 rear axle cases. The name Gladiator was deleted in 1972.
CJ-8 Scrambler Jeep: 1981 – 1985
Launched in 1981, Scrambler is a Jeep similar to the CJ-7 but with a larger wheelbase. Internally known as CJ-8, it is available in a hard and soft roof version. Less than 30,000 units were built and today are very popular with collectors.
Jeep Comanche (MJ): 1986 – 1992
Based on the Cherokee platform and also equipped, the pick-up received a 6-foot box in 1987. The latest models feature 4×4, Selec-Trac and Command-Trac traction systems.
Mopar / Jeep Performance Section
Mopar will offer more than 200 new Jeep Performance Parts accessories and redesigned for owners to adjust the new Jeep Gladiator 2020 since launch. Mopar products will include lifestyle related accessories and associated pickups such as box covers or protective caps, parts designed to improve performance such as lifts, off-road lights, side guards or wheels, among other accessories developed exclusively for New Gladiator.
Mopar parts and accessories for the new Jeep Gladiator are guaranteed by the factory and have been prepared in close collaboration with the Jeep brand and product design and engineering office, which has dedicated more than 10,000 hours of development, testing and validation. The most stringent exclusive factory standards have been used to integrate Mopar parts and accessories in the new Gladiator perfectly and offer adequate installation and completion of the best quality that takes into account even the smallest details, colors, textures, appearance and lines of each product.
About the Jeep brand
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