Just a week ago, an error on the Jeep website revealed its new and awaited model, the Gladiator, an average pick-up based on the legendary Wrangler.
Now, from Los Angeles, the United States, the brand belonging to FCA, made official what we all knew. However, it is worthwhile to review all aspects of the product from the official Jeep press report.
If everything goes out as planned, and the Argentine market helps, the Jeep Gladiator will go to the country in the second quarter of 2019.
Then the official Jeep press release.
Jeep Gladiator 2020: The most capable pickup in history
Legendary 4×4 capacity, authentic design built on the valuable heritage of the Jeep pickups, load-bearing and towing leaders in its class, intelligent functional solutions, versatility, advanced and efficient engines, freedom of use at the air free, and full of intuitive technology and security features.
Los Angeles – The new one Jeep Gladiator 2020 – The most capable size pickup in history – built on the rich heritage of the harsh and reliable Jeep pickups, boasts an unequaled combination of robust utility, authentic Jeep design, free air handling Free, intelligent functionality and versatility, the best loading and towing capacity of the class, cutting-edge and efficient motors, highway dynamics and off-road handling, and a set of advanced components and innovative technology and security
"Indisputably 1 pickup and immediately recognizable as Jeep, the new Gladiator 2020 represents the latest in vehicles ready to carry out all kinds of outdoor adventures," said Tim Kuniskis, responsible for the Jeep brand in North America.
"Everywhere we have found an extraordinary interest for a vehicle as exclusive as this, both by our loyal customers and pickup buyers. As an heir to a rich and proud lineage, pickups, hard and reliable Jeeps, the Gladiator combines robustness, functionality and versatility, resulting in the most capable pickup of history ", he added.
The new Gladiator 2020 provides unparalleled off-road capacity with the best loading and towing of its class, excellent driving dynamics and safety for all passengers. The legendary capability of Jeep is achieved thanks to the 4×4 Command-Trac and Rock-Trac systems, the third generation of the Dana 44 axes, differentials with front and rear electronic locking Tru-Lok, the limited lane differential Trac-Lok , an exclusive stabilizing bar that is electronically disconnected and 33-inch all-terrain tires.
The Jeep Gladiator 2020 is available in 4 different finishes: Sport, Sport S +, Overland and Rubicon.
Built in Toledo, Ohio, The new Gladiator will reach the Jeep dealerships in the second quarter of 2019.
The new Gladiator 2020 boasts a robust, yet elegant design that is immediately recognizable thanks to the traditional Jeep identity features.
The design team has kept Wrangler's legendary seven-bar grill this time more widespread with the aim of increasing airflow and helping the engine, an important feature of the # 39 ; increase of tow capacity. The top of the distinctive grid is gently reclined to improve the aerodynamics.
Overland and Rubicon versions offer, as an option, leading headlamps and LED fog lamps that provide crisp white light and add to the modern Gladiator's image. Vehicles that are equipped with LEDs also have daytime running lights that form a halo around the outer perimeter of the headlights. The front intermitters are located on the front of the trapezoidal splinters.
On the back, the traditional square lamps feature optional LEDs and give way to an opening of the expanded rear door to facilitate the loading of objects in the booth. The rear door, with electric closure, has cushioning and three opening positions.
In the design of the batea, special attention was paid to intelligent functional solutions and the rationalization of space. The lighting under the rails of the box, a source of external power supply (400W 115 volts and three-pin plug) and strong integrated mooring are some examples. The optional Trail Rail load management system provides new alternatives for the positioning and organization of transported objects.
The support of the spare tire is located under the box, behind the rear axle, and can accommodate tires up to 35 inches.
A protective cover of the bathe with Bedliner, separators and a cover offer complementary options to transport the load and increase the useful life. Gladiator Rubicon incorporates sturdy rocks protecting rods.
The windshield exhibits a design with four locking hooks located at the top of the frame to facilitate and speed up the folding operation. A front transversal bar connects the A pillars and stays still, even with the windshield lowered. This allows the rearview mirror to remain permanently in place.
The side protectors of two pieces in the color of the body incorporate an aesthetic black insertion that gives the Gladiator a higher profile. This item comes standard in the Overland versions and is optional in Rubicon.
The sport bars in the color of the body and welded to it come standard in all the Gladiator and integrate the handholds for the front passengers.
The premium sunroof Sunrider, exclusive in this segment, shows a simple opening mechanism and helps reduce the noise caused by the wind. With her in the intermediate position or completely open it is easily accessible to the interior. It has several fastenings that slide through a rail to simplify the disassembly of the rear glass.
The Gladiator Overland and Rubicon share the option of a hard roof in three color body parts. There is also another option of black hard top, also in three pieces, available for all finishes. Freedom modular panels and improved enclosures facilitate the disassembly and installation of roofs. All of them, in addition, have a back window that slides manually.
Dozens of different combinations of doors, ceiling and windshields offer almost infinite configuration possibilities.
The interior of the new Jeep Gladiator 2020 combines exclusive style, versatility, comfort and intuitive use. High quality and precision artisanal materials proliferate throughout the cabin.
The central console inspired by the rich heritage Jeep has a clean and sculpted design that complements the instrument panel and looks different depending on the different versions of the Gladiator. The panel of hand-held instruments, of series in the Overland version and available as an option in Rubicon, presents smooth surfaces to the touch with seams that contrast. Functional elements such as weather and volume controls, USB ports or the Stop-Start (ESS) system button are designed to be recognized quickly and can be achieved effortlessly from the leading positions. The circular grids of the HVAC system (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) are surrounded by a chrome edge that gives it a premium and robust appearance at the same time.
The central console is a monument to the functionality and versatility of Jeep. In contrast, metal accents give it an elegant look. The console houses the change selector and the transfer box and the handbrake. The speed lever, the handlebars and the entertainment info screen frame use true screws, thus emphasizing the use of genuine manufacturing methods.
The waterproof design button boot comes standard in all Gladiator 2020 and is easily at the driver's reach.
Cloth seats or leather contours have marked seams and have controls to adjust lateral adherence and lumbar support. Other items for comfort as front seats and steamers are also available as an option.
The back seats are new and exclusive to the Gladiator. They are made of high quality materials and give off an athletic image without sacrificing suction and comfort. In addition, the second row of seats in the Gladiator's cabin boasts the largest space for the legs of the segment and a unique design with lock that allows to insure the objects under the same. The back seats can be folded, forming a flat surface that facilitates the access to the objects placed in the back of the cabin and provides more space for larger objects if necessary.
With the seats folded, the LED lights in the back panels illuminate the storage space after the seats. Two networks on the rear wall of the cabin provide additional space.
Other practical solutions to transport objects in the Gladiator 2020 include resistant mesh pockets at the doors and various areas enabled to store mobile phones.
The back seats can also fold up in the "armchair" position by revealing a container that is used to store different objects under the seats. In option, a lid with lock can be added, a very practical solution to store objects safely when the doors or the ceiling have been removed. This locked container has two different sizes that correspond exactly to the 60/40 configuration of the rear row of seats. Additionally, up to five separators can be added to configure the load according to the needs. The lock is the same as that of the center console and the glove box.
A container for screws under the seats offers a safe place to store when the ceiling is removed, doors or the windshield is folded. At the top of this, it indicates the corresponding number of screws and the correct way to place them.
The panels of the conductor and passenger doors, coated with vinyl, are soft to the touch. Lift-Assist handles under the arm rest of the doors feature a pull-cup design that facilitates the disassembly of doors. The comfort elements include the passive entry system with remote access.
The instrument panel looks like a 3.5-inch screen or an optional 7-inch LED with thin film transistor (TFT). The 7-inch LED screen allows the driver to configure the information displayed in more than 100 different ways, including music, tire pressure control, low pressure alert and the digital speed indicator . The steering wheel buttons allow you to control the audio, voice and speed control system without taking off the steering wheel's hands.
From the touch screen of 7pulgadas, placed in a prominent position of the central console, the Uconnect entertainment system is handled. The fourth generation of this system receives improvements in the user interface, improving the performance of the system with a faster boot speed and better screen resolution. Just below the screen are functional elements such as weather, volume controls and USB ports. A 5-inch touch screen comes in series at the Gladiator Sport.
Exclusive to the Gladiator Rubicon, an off-road front camera allows you to visualize the obstacles on the ground. Placed in the central slot of the seven-bar grille feature of Jeep, it can be controlled from the Off Road Pages of the Uconnect.
Two USB ports and one USB-C on the front and two at the bottom of the passengers in the second row connect to the "multimedia" center. A three-way and 115 volt jack for plugging electrical appliances is available as an option.
Audio enhancements include a subwoofer and a portable wireless nozzle located behind the back seat. LED lights in the interior panels illuminate the storage space and the charging station for the wireless horn. A network on the left side of the back wall of the cabin provides extra space for storage in case the Gladiator is equipped with the subwoofer and the wireless horn.
Advanced and efficient mechanical
In the launch phase, the new Jeep Gladiator will be driven by a single engine: the well-known Pentastar V-6 of 3.6 liters. 2020 will incorporate a 3.0-liter Ecodiesel V-6 on the line.
Pentastar V-6 engine of 3.6 liters
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb torque and has the Start Stop (ESS) system of the series. It is designed to provide a wide range of torque, with a special emphasis on torque at low revolutions, a crucial aspect in extreme off-road driving.
A 6-speed manual transmission comes standard in all models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, while an 8-speed automatic transmission offers option.
Known for its refinement, power, efficiency and versatility, FCA has manufactured more 8.6 million Pentastar V-6 motors of 3.6 liters since its launch in 2010. This family of motors, awarded on several occasions, is produced in the # 39; Three-storey news: Trenton near Complex in Michigan, Mack Avenue near Detroit and Saltillo South near Mexico.
The Jeep Gladiator 2020 benefits from the prestigious torque at low revolutions of this V-6, a very necessary thing in 4×4 routes or when the ground conditions become demanding (for example in towing or heavy-duty transport operations ).
Motor Ecodiesel V-6 of 3.0 liters
The 3.0-liter V-6 Ecodiesel engine will be available at the beginning of 2020. This mechanic, which delivers 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, will offer, in series, a Start-Stop (ESS) system and with Automatic transmission of 8 speeds adapted to manage the torque increase.
FCA US engineers have adapted the engine -designed and manufactured by FCA EMEA- to comply with NAFTA's stringent regulations on emissions.
The Ecodesies V-6 engine uses a refined low-friction piston-turbocharging technology, designed to work at low rotation regimes and in transition situations where immediate response is needed. Low friction pistons improve fuel efficiency and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The advanced combustion system has new ducts of the injector, piston cover and warming glow with integrated combustion pressure sensor. The low pressure refrigerated exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) is combined with a high pressure system to expand the EGR usage range and improve the efficiency of the EGR. fuel economy
Automatic transmission of 8 speeds
The new Jeep Gladiator 2020 offers, in all versions, an 8-speed automatic transmission that allows you to optimize your off-road handling performance and deliver the power of a smooth and efficient way at freeway speeds .
The 8-speed automatic change of the new Gladiator offers an effective management experience and an immediate response. Whether traveling on the job during weekdays, or on terrain adventures or towing a load on weekends, drivers will enjoy a smooth and linear power supply and improved efficiency of fuel.
An exclusive two-speed overdrive game improves the fuel economy on the highway and reduces overall Noise, Vibration, and Hardness (NVH) levels.
Especially adapted to the requirements of the Gladiator Rubicon, the transmission of eight speeds provides a ratio of rise (crawl ratio) of 77.2: 1. The 4×4 performance and the tow capacity benefit from a relationship of the first march of 4.7: 1 along with a final report of the transmission of 4.1: 1.
Six-speed manual transmission
All Jeep Gladiator 2020 models will be equipped, in series, with a 6-speed manual transmission. This transmission has a unique design with optimized exchange relationships to increase the rise ratio (crawl ratio) and a cable drive that eliminates the vibration of the speed lever and favors sound insulation.
This change adjustment provides more accuracy and a more comfortable position. With a 4.41 ratio range, it provides more fuel efficiency at high speeds and offers fast acceleration by leveraging a smooth, precise and quality speed change.
The most capable pick up in history
The new Gladiator 2020 provides legendary off-road Jeep capabilities thanks to two advanced 4×4 systems. The Command-Trac 4×4 system, of series in the Gladiator Sport and Overland, has a 2-speed transfer box with a final ratio of 2.72: 1 for the gearbox and with the third generation of rigid Dana front axles and back with a ratio of 3.73 for the rear axle
In the Gladiator Rubicon, the 4×4 Rock-Trac system incorporates the third generation of front and rear axles of high performance Dana 44, and a reducer (4LO) with a final relation of 4: 1. Serial, the relationship of the front and rear axes is 4.10. Also standard are the differentials with electronic lock Tru-Lok.
The Gladiator Rubicon offers an improved suspension joint and entire route with the help of an electronically removable stabilizing bar, an exclusive element in this segment. With standard 6-speed manual transmission, the Gladiator Rubicon achieves an impressive rise ratio (crawl ratio) of 84.2: 1. With automatic transmission of 8 speeds it's 77.2: 1. Both systems allow easily overcome any obstacle as complicated as it seems.
Both the Command-Trac system and the Rock-Trac offer permanent torque management, allowing optimum grip in low traction conditions.
A Trac-Lok limited slip differential in Gladiator Sport and Overland provides extra torque and grip in situations of low grip or slippery terrain, such as sand, stones, snow or ice.
Each Gladiator vehicle exhibits a "Trail Rated" badge thanks to the legendary 4×4 Jeep capability that is achieved with elements such as the following:
The 4×4 Command-Trac system with a final ratio of 2.72: 1, standard in the Sport and Overland versions
The 4×4 Rock-Trac system with a reducer with final 4: 1 connection and differential Tru-Lok electronic lock, standard in the versions RubiconProtector of cargo and front and rear tow hooks
To the Rubicon, rear support all terrain of high resistance and an optional defense with support for winch and removable covers
Approach Angles of 43.6 degrees, ventral of 20.3 and output of 26, and a distance to the ground of 11.1 inches
Aggressive off-road 17-inch wheels; The Rubicon version has 33-inch series tires. Up to 30 inches tall. Up to 7,500 lb tow capacity and 1,600 lb. Charge.
The proven chassis design is the base of the legendary 4×4 Jeep value
The Jeep Gladiator 2020 uses multiple solutions to optimize the handling, dynamism and sound characteristics, while encouraging fuel economy during towing and loading operations. By means of a cross-frame and cross-frame chassis design, and a superb suspension system of five arms, the Gladiator responds to the expectations in terms of capacity, combining them with good driving dynamics, safety of occupants and the best capacity of tow and load of its class.
The Gladiator chassis uses advanced materials and engineering that help reduce weight without losing rigidity and stability. It features a lightweight steel frame with high resistance, which, compared to the 4-door Wrangler, is 31 inches longer. The wheelbase is also 19.4 inches larger, which, next to the positioning of the center of the box just behind the center line of the rear axle, provides a better distribution of the weight, more comfortable routes and With more confidence when carrying loads to the box. The transmission, the braking, fuel and exhaust system ducts have been lengthened to accommodate the necessary changes that make the design of the well-known chassis of buckets and trunks fit perfectly in the pick-up The most capable medium in history.
The traditional steel booth uses four buckets to reinforce the cargo floor while the aluminum rear door has cushioning and three opening positions. The box reflects the utility and versatility that we saw in the cabin thanks to integrated mooring, indoor lighting and the option of an external power supply.
With the objective of protecting critical components – the fuel tank, the transfer box or the transmission fuel tank automatically the Gladiator uses four plates and protective rods. The Rubicon versions also benefit from the installation of side protective bars against rocks made of high-caliber tubular steel to mitigate the possible damage to the body when it is carried out on all-terrain tracks. This version also exhibits exclusive protective rails against rocks in the four corners of the box.
The use of light aluminum high resistance closures – including doors, hinges, chests, splinters, windshield frame and rear door – helps reduce weight and stimulate fuel economy . The Jeep engineering team has also reduced the weight by incorporating stabilizing bars and steering guides, and of engine supports and steering gears manufactured in aluminum.
The Jeep Gladiator uses the accredited suspension of 5 arms, the front consisting of a side control arm and four arms of longitudinal control. Guides of total width guides, made of forged steel, control lateral movement of the axis with a minimum angle change throughout the course of the suspension.
The suspension of five arms behind, an exclusive element of the Gladiator, is composed of two upper arms and two lower ones in forged steel for longitudinal control and a guided bar for transverse control of the axis. Control arms are located below the rails of the chassis, while the rear shock absorbers are facing forward to provide consistent damping, running comfort and better load management.
The shock absorbers have been adapted and show an optimum balance between road driving (either with or without cargo) and off-road efficiency. The comfort of walking, body balance control, handling dynamics and loading and towing capabilities significantly improve with the help of new buffer settings, from the hardpoints of the chassis and suspension assemblies.
Angles of 43.6 degrees, 20.3 ventral and 26 outbound and 11.1-inch distance to the ground, allow Gladiator to go anywhere.
The Gladiator also benefits from up to 30 inches tall and up to 31,600 pounds of load capacity and 7,650 capacity trailer (with the optional Max Towking Package built-in).
More than 80 advanced active and passive safety options
The safety and protection of the occupants have been key issues when developing the new Jeep Gladiator 2020, which is reflected in the more than 80 active and passive safety components available. Among them, there are blind spot monitoring, Rear Cross Path sensor, front-drive camera, Parkview rear-view camera with dynamic grid lines, adaptive cruise control and stable electronic control (ESC, for its acronym in English) with antibolced electronic mitigation.
Fourth generation of the Uconnect system that provides advanced technology
The new Jeep Gladiator 2020 offers three Uconnect (Uconnect 5.0, 7.0, and 8.4NAV) systems with communication, entertainment and navigation features that meet the wishes of any driver or passenger, including a panel of full-color LED instruments .
The Uconnect system includes easy-to-use features, improved power processing, faster start time and touch screens with high resolution graphics.
New Features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
The new Jeep Gladiator is available with Uconnect 7.0 or 8.4NAV systems that include the new features of Apple CarPlay and Android Act.
The new Jeep Gladiator 2020 is manufactured in Toledo, Ohio, where Jeep vehicles have left the production line since 1941. Specifically, in the South Plant of the Assembly of Toledo, the place where it was manufactured the Wrangler JK until April 2018. This southern plant, also known as Toledo Provider Park, was built in 2005 to launch an innovative concept of manufacturing, through which the supplier partners build and carry Complete key manufacturing processes completely integrated into the plant's space and, therefore, in the production process itself. FCA US will use the same production system for the new Gladiator working directly with two of the original suppliers, Kuka and Hyundai Mobis, who are in charge of providing the body and chassis, respectively. It is expected that production will start in the first half of 2019.
The productive capacities for the new pickup were created through the transfer of the manufacture of the last generation of the Jeep Wrangler to the northern part of the Assembly of Toledo Assembly as part of the plan of industrialization of 4.5 million dollars whose objective is to readjust the production of the company in the United States to expand the brands Jeep and Ram. FCA US invested $ 700 million to modernize the North plant and incorporated more than 700 new jobs for the production of the new Wrangler.
Rich inheritance of hard and reliable Jeep picks
The new Gladiator 2020 is the last expression of a long tradition of Jeep pickups that goes back to 1947 when Willys Overland launched a pick up of a ton with integral traction based on the CJ2A. Inspired by more than 40 years of valuable heritage, the Gladiator is the last in a series of pick-up vehicles that include:
Jeep Pick up: 1947 – 1965
A pick up with a 118-inch wheelbase that received few changes. It was Willys Overland's first attempt to diversify the Jeep brand from the CJ.
Jeep FC -150/170 Pick up: 1957-1965
This series of vehicles Forward Control (FC) of Jeep were essentially vehicles destined to work, with a distance between axes of 81 inches for FC-150 and of 103.5 inches for the FC-170. They received little change during their lifecycle, although some of the 1959 and 1960 models incorporated front and rear floating axes and some of the FC-170 added double back rims and a manual transmission.
Jeep Gladiator / J-Series Pick up: 1963 – 1987
Similar to Wagoneer, the Gladiator debuted in 1963 with 120-inch (J-200) or 126-inch (J-300) axis distances and with a Dana 20 forward transfer box and Dana 44 axes at the back The name Gladiator was retired in 1972.
Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler: 1981 – 1985
Launched in 1981, the Scrambler was a Jeep similar to the CJ-7 but with a greater wheelbase. Known internamente like the CJ-8, it was available in versions of hard and soft ceiling. Less than 30,000 units were built and nowadays it is very popular among collectors.
Jeep Comanche (MJ): 1986 – 1992
Based on Cherokee platform and similarly equipped, the pick up received a 6-foot box in 1987. The latest models offered Traction 4×4 Traction and Command-Trac systems.
Mopar / Jeep Performance Parts
Mopar will offer more than 200 new and redesigned Jeep Performance Parts accessories for owners to customize the new Jeep Gladiator 2020 since its launch. Mopar products will include accessory related to lifestyles and related to pickups such as casings or protective covers, parts designed to improve performance such as elevation kits, off-road lights, side guards or rims, between # 39 ; other accessories developed exclusively for the new Gladiator.
Mopar parts and accessories for the new Jeep Gladiator have factory warranty and have been designed in close collaboration with the Jeep brand and product design and engineering offices, which have devoted more 10,000 hours of development , testing and validation. You have resorted to the strictest factory-specific standards to impeccably integrate the Mopar parts and accessories in the new Gladiator and offer an adequate installation and top-quality finish that takes into account even the slightest detail, color, texture, appearance and line of each product.
About the Jeep brand
Con el respaldo de un importante legado de más de 75 años, Jeep es el auténtico fabricante de vehículos todoterreno con capacidad, calidad y versatilidad únicas en su clase para aquellos que buscan viajes extraordinarios. La marca Jeep invita a los conductores a vivir la vida al máximo, ofreciéndoles una gama completa de vehículos que continúan dando a sus dueños la seguridad de poder hacer frente a cualquier viaje con total confianza.
La gama de vehículos Jeep se compone de los modelos Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, y Wrangler. Para poder hacer frente a la demanda mundial, todos los vehículos Jeep vendidos fuera de Norteamérica se encuentran disponibles con el volante tanto del lado izquierdo como del lado derecho y se ofrecen con motores de gasolina y diésel.