Posts Tagged ‘Gladiator’
Like every other major automotive event forced to heel by the ongoing pandemic, Jeep cancelled its annual Jeep Easter Safari event in Moab, Utah, earlier this spring. Although the event was cancelled, the automaker promised that the concepts designed for the event would eventually be shown. Jeep kept its promise. The brand just revealed the Gladiator Farout (Far Out!) concept — a long-term overlanding vehicle that looks like there’s no unbeaten path it cannot dominate. For Jeep, this concept marks a continuation from last year’s (2019) Gladiator Wayout offering that focused on an assortment of after-market add-ons and accessories designed to take these vehicles to the next level, making them a camper’s dream. (more…)
This isn’t the first time it happens, but it doesn’t make the accolade any less exciting — the 2020 Jeep Gladiator earned yet another distinction as the “Truck of the Year,” this time from the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP). Earlier this year, the 2020 Gladiator was deemed the North American Truck of the Year — a distinct honor for the midsize pickup in its model launch year, along with many other honors. (more…)
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon and the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel have landed awards from the leading off-road publication FOUR WHEELER. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel was named the “2020 SUV of the Year,” while the Gladiator Rubicon is the “2020 Pickup of the Year” in its debut year — quite a feat! (more…)
This latest accolade is one for the record books, the all-new Jeep Gladiator earned top honors as the 2020 North American Truck of the Year. No small feat for the midsize pickup considering it won the award its debut year after the Jeep brand experienced a 27-year absence in the segment. The award is often thought to be one of the most prestigious in the automotive world thanks to its diverse panel of 50 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada that form the voting body. As the self-appointed most capable midsize truck ever, the Jeep Gladiator is truly one-of-a-kind in a segment filled with clones. (more…)
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator took the midsize pickup segment by storm and is often referred to as the “most capable midsize truck ever” by the brand. Sobre Ruedas, a Spanish-language — not to mention leading — radio show just bestowed the “Best Off-Road Vehicle” honors on the all-new Gladiator at the 49th edition of the Miami International Auto Show. Relying on an executive committee to hand out nominations, Sobre Ruedas then relies on a group of industry experts to choose the winners. Sobre Ruedas has a total of 12 categories to award, with an additional top prize — the lucky 13th Sobre Ruedas Vehicle of the Year award. (more…)
Mopar is ready to take center stage at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show with a conceptual off-road Wrangler. The SUV will be customized to the max with a combination of Mopar products and other prototype parts — some that can’t be bought, but some that can. Jeep likely has a special Gladiator to debut at SEMA as well according to experts, but the Wrangler concept is the first to be announced by the brand. Intended to show off some unique features, the Wrangler will be one of the 14 customized vehicles by Mopar on display at this year’s SEMA show. (more…)
Jeep launched an all-new 60-second spot for their new campaign featuring the all-new 2020 Gladiator. Titled “Seats,” the 60-second ad made its debut during the first NFL games of the 2019-2020 season. Creatively crafted to target the “restless,” those who need to be on the move and can hardly sit still will delight in the ad’s voracious outdoor activities. “Seats” is available to view across the Jeep brand’s social and digital media channels, including Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and Instagram. (more…)
Designed to tackle any obstacle, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is ready to combat any large rock, log, or unforeseen dropoff that may stand in its path while off-roading. How does the Gladiator accomplish such a feat? Well, as it turns out Jeep designed an innovative forward-facing camera feature so that drivers can see any possible obstacles over the hood. The camera is housed in the middle slot of the Gladiator’s classic seven-slot grille. Drivers will be able to activate the front-facing camera feature by pushing a button on the Uconnect Off-road pages with the image transmitted right on the touchscreen display.
“The inspiration for the forward-facing camera was our customer, the Jeep enthusiast. We wanted to provide another innovative tool for the Jeep enthusiast to use and have a great time while they are off-roading,” said Pete Milosavlevski, the Gladiator chief engineer. Milosavlevski states that the idea for the forward-facing camera came from feedback generated while riding with customers during off-road adventures.
We should note that the camera is exclusive to the Rubicon trim, the same trim that offers over 80 advanced safety and security features on the Gladiator. Once the camera is activated, it can detect obstacles as close as two feet in front of the bumper and as far as 10 feet in front of the Gladiator. The camera doesn’t only show a preview of what’s ahead, it also offers drivers dynamic guidelines to help them better navigate around obstacles.
The little camera also offers another intricate detail. Designers knew that as an off-road camera it was definitely bound to get dusty, so to combat that they installed a tiny camera washer. When drivers cannot see and do not want to exit their pickups, they’re free to activate the stream from their touchscreen display.
Other special features of the Gladiator include a Dana 44 front and rear axle that gives the Gladiator the ability to tear through all manner of rough terrain. Such a heavy-duty axle gives the Gladiator impressive front-wheel articulation. Additionally, the Uconnect infotainment system is widely considered to be a best-in-class system with its Apple CarPlay and Google Android capability, as well as USB-C ports, advanced features for satellite radio. Those Gladiator pickups equipped with navigation will also record any path taken during an off-road excursion so Jeepers can easily find it again in the future.
For the time being the Gladiator only offers one powertrain, but a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel is expected to become available in the near future. Slated to dump out 442 lb-ft of torque while paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, this is a Gladiator trim worth waiting for. The Jeep Gladiator is already touted as the midsize truck with a best-in-class tow rating, a capability of up to 7,650 pounds to be exact. Towing ratings aren’t expected to change with the diesel powertrain, but the extra torque will be the perfect boost to make the Gladiator even more of a beast off-road.
Stop by Miami Lakes AutoMall and experience the brand new 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Luxury and function meet to make an outstanding truck that’s sure to delight any existing Jeepers and convert first-timers into brand devotees. If a pickup isn’t what you’re looking for, explore the rest of the Jeep lineup – ranging from the entry-level Renegade to the luxurious Grand Cherokee.
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Hennessey Performance Engineering is an American modification house established in 1991 that specializes in modifying sports and other cars. The firm is primarily focused on mechanical component modifications in order to create high-powered cars. Tuning SUVs such as the Jeep Cherokee is also in their wheelhouse, but now it’s officially the all-new Gladiator’s turn to be transformed as founder John Hennessey mentioned that the company was very excited to work on the Gladiator. (more…)
Only a Jeep pickup could deliver an interior so unique like the one found on the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator. There are exclusive rear seats complete with a secure storage design, a center stack that screams heritage-inspired nostalgia, and even the ability to enjoy open-air freedom the way only a Jeep vehicle can. The Gladiator is innovative, functional and intuitive – and it’s ready to hit the road! (more…)