2018 Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck
Jeep will build their new Jeep Wrangler SUV which will be the base for the new 2018 Jeep Gladiator. These two cars will be built in Toledo just like what we heard from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The company confirmed that the debut of Jeep Gladiator will be started in 2017. We have been anticipated it for many years and we glad to hear this confirmation even if they haven’t announce the future moniker yet. The concept has been revealed in 2005.
This pickup will go with long-wheelbase version and the new Wrangler has addition of open bed. Although they are different in the design, but the company should share the reengineered steel body as well as aluminum components such as door panels. It is important for the new 2018 Gladiator to get significant bodyweight reductions to give a more competitive fuel efficiency than before. The exterior styling is still unknown. Our question is whether Jeep will resemble the SUV and pickup versions each other or not, but we expect that this pickup is still recognizable with the rugged look as its icon for decades.
So, its arrival will be the answer for its rivals like Ford Ranger, Honda Ridgeline, Hyundai’s new pickup on Santa Cruz concept and other pickups. It means that it is also crucial for Jeep to concern on the cabin design. This is a long awaited pickup truck that should go with cozy feel inside with some necessary features to make it relevant in the tight competition as the new 2018 Jeep Gladiator.
Under the bonnet, we can count the possibility of its engine range. What we can found from the Gladiator concept, it might be completed by 2.8 liter and four-cylinder diesel unit to provide the amount of output for about 163 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be mated to six-speed auto transmission. In addition, 2018 Jeep Gladiator will adopt the great ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox completed with gasoline-powered engine, experts said. But, it would be good if they also work for diesel unit for 2018 season.
Release Date and Price
Many of us expect that the car will be ready for its sale in the end of 2017, following the new Wrangler SUV. For the price, it seems that it will be close to its rivals. We do hope that the cost for the new 2018 Jeep Gladiator will also not too far from its previous model.