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Jeep Premiers New 2020 Gladiator Pickup

December 3, 2018
Jeep Gladiator 2020

Jeep unveiled the 2020 Gladiator last week during the Los Angeles Car Show. According to Car and Driver, the Gladiator is rated to tow a maximum of 7,650 pounds and haul up to 1,600 pounds. The vehicle’s frame also measures 30.6 inches longer than the current Jeep Wrangler four-door, in addition to its 137.3-inch wheelbase (19.9 inches longer than the Wrangler).

When the Jeep arrives in Q2 2019, it will have the Wrangler’s 3.6 liter V-6 engine and D478 six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. In 2020, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine will also be added to the Gladiator lineup. Every one is also equipped with heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles, along with a 4x4 system offering both high and low range.

The Gladiator's suspension is also tuned to provide a balance of on-road handling and off-road capability. Jeep also claims that the bed’s centerline positioning, near the rear axle centerline, contributes to improved ride quality.

Additional features include:

  • Redesigned grille, hood, and front fenders (wider slats and a larger 800-watt electric fan).

  • Bed constructed of steel with four load-floor crossmembers, and aluminum tailgate.

  • Tailgate locks in a partially opened state.

  • Spare tire mounts handle up to a 35-inch tire.

  • Rear, foldable seating.

  • Available in four trims: Sport, Sport S, Overland, Rubicon.

Source: Jeep / Car and Driver

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