2018 Jeep Gladiator

As we all know, American manufacturer prepares a pickup truck version of its legendary SUV Wrangler, and many believe that new model will come as 2018 Jeep Gladiator. This nameplate company used for a concept of vehicle of same type more than ten years ago. Now company prepares a serial production version, but exact name is still unknown. For now, we know that it will come on the same platform as next-generation Wrangler, which is on its way. It will feature the same base design characteristics, including chassis, engine, design language interior etc. As we already mentioned, we still don’t known its exact name, but many belive that it could carry the same name as old concept, this time as 2018 Jeep Gladiator.

2018 Jeep Gladiator redesign

2018 Jeep Gladiator front viewThe 2018 Jeep Gladiator will come as completely new model from Jeep. It will be the first pickup trukc of this brand after so many years. This new model will ride on the same platform as new Wrangler, that is coming soon. However, this platforma will  be modified for a bit. Compared to SUV, this model will feature a longer wheelbase, which will provide plenty of space, both inside and behind the cabin for the bed. When it is about body style, new 2018 Jeep Gladiator will most likely come in some kind of double cab variant. Some bigger version is also possible, while on the other side, we doubt that single-row variant could come. In terms of styling, new truck will feature same design language as new SUV, which should come with several improvements and many new details, compared to current model. Interior should be the same.

2018 Jeep Gladiator rear view2018 Jeep Gladiator engine

According to the latest reports, new truck will feature the same engine lineup as new SUV. So, we should see both gasoline and diesel engines in offer, while hybrid version should come by 2022. When it comes to gasoline units, 2018 Jeep Gladiator will probably come with 3.6 liter V6 Pentastar as base unit, while some smaller, more efficient 4-cylinder engine could be in offer as optional. Diesel version will come with familiar 3.0 liter engine with around 240 horsepower. New 8-speed transmission will be standard, while manual gearbox could be in offer as optional.

2018 Jeep Gladiator release date and price

According to latest reports, 2018 Jeep Gladiator should come late next year. Expect price around 30.000 dollars.

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