Rumors are all-around about new full-size pickup trucks from Jeep. According to FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), the 2018 Jeep Gladiator will hit showrooms with a modified design and some additional specifications. The first Gladiator was introduced in 1962 as 1963 model. With the conventional design and body-on-frame style, it had incorporated with 4-wheel drive system. In 2005 Chicago Auto Show, Jeep Gladiator concept had been shown with different specifications, but it is not officially sold.
2018 Jeep Gladiator: Styling and Features
This automaker has confirmed the manufacturing of the Jeep Gladiator with new design and style. Reports have suggested that new truck will come with a long wheelbase, like the all-new Wrangler. The 2018 Gladiator will feature a significant reduction in its overall weight with high-end technology.
Looking at its exterior, it will be interesting to see what the manufacturer highlights in Wrangler and Gladiator models. Speculations have suggested that Jeep Wrangler will occupy a rugged appearance. The exterior design of the 2018 Jeep Gladiator is still under the table to surface shortly.
It is expected that spectators can see a bold look with a simple layout. Front grille will have at least seven vertical gaps for air-intake. Its headlights will be placed below the hood cover in between the fenders and air-intakes at both ends. One can see fog lights and taillights with some changes in its design. For the betterment of its occupants, fog lights are placed on top of the front bumper for improved visibility. At the rear end, storage area will be comfortable for loading/ unloading of varieties of objects.
In the interior of this vehicle, new Gladiator will cover advanced technological systems. The steering wheel, brakes, suspension and other mechanical components will be readily controlled; some are manual while rest will be automatic.
Drivetrain and Rivals
Since manufacturing of the 2018 Jeep Gladiator is in progress, the carmaker still keeps a number of specifications under its belt. According to different sources, it is predicted that 2.8 liters diesel engine will be equipped to produce a maximum power of 163 HP and a maximum torque of 295 lb-ft. This might be mated with a 6-speed transmission system, while there is a possibility of 8-speed transmission system.
New Gladiator will have to face few competitors to stabilize its mark in the upcoming market. In the list of its main rivals, it has added Ford Ranger, Honda Ridgeline and Hyundai Santa Cruz. Although 2018 Jeep Gladiator is a long awaited model, it will be interesting which one is going to warm the market.
Release Date and Price
The automaker does not confirm its release date yet. It is suggested that new Gladiator will definitely hit the showroom this time either at the end of 2017 or in early 2018.
The price of the new Gladiator is still unknown. No one really knows the actual worth in terms of money for this model. According to several sources, it has been reported that its price will be competitive in the upcoming market for all its buyers.