Have you heard of the pickup truck named Gladiator? Well, of course not, because that was just the Jeep Gladiator Concept and not some production pickup truck. Plus, the concept had been revealed in 2005. According to the pickuptrucks2018.com, it will go into production by the end of the next year.
Anyway, according to the latest reports, the Gladiator truck will hit the production lines in 2018. So, instead of the Jeep Gladiator Concept, there will be the real Wrangler-based mid-size pickup. Back in 2005, the awesome concept was introduced with the 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine that provides 163 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the 2019 Jeep Gladiator would definitely get the famous 3.0-liter EcoDiesel unit. The oil-burner already powers the Ram 1500 diesel truck, so we know it’s capable of delivering 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.
Jeep Gladiator Performance
That’s won’t be all, because the Wrangler-based pickup truck should get some gasoline options as well. The base model will probably use a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, while the topper could easily feature an all-new 2.0-liter Hurricane. The turbo-four unit is reportedly capable of pumping out up to 300 hp. All options will come in a pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission, so there will be no manual gearbox available.
Of course, the car manufacturer won’t use anything from the old Concept for the new vehicle. The future Wrangler-based truck has been spotted a few times in the near past. The prototype shows identical styling cues as the iconic SUV, which makes us believe that the 2019 Jeep Gladiator should share almost everything with the best off-road vehicle currently available. Moreover, the models are using the same suspension system and will likely share most of the interior details.
Jeep Gladiator Price
Since it will be based on the new generation Wrangler, the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck will have a similar price as well. As we have heard, the base model will cost below $30,000, which is really great news.