The New Jeep Gladiator

The New Jeep Gladiator
The New Jeep Gladiator

The rugged Jeep Gladiator pick-up launches in America late next year, before arriving in Europe in 2020

The fourth-generation Jeep Wrangler has spawned a pick-up bodied sibling in the form of the new Jeep Gladiator, revealed overnight at the Los Angeles Motor Show.  

Presented exclusively as a double-cab pick-up truck, the Gladiator still uses a body-on-frame construction method but boasts a wheelbase 493mm longer than the Wrangler’s in order to accommodate a usefully sized pick-up bed. Overall, it’s 787mm longer than a four-door Wrangler. Both hard-top and soft top variants have been revealed.

Production of the Gladiator will commence in the first half of 2019 at Jeep’s plant in Ohio. Jeep plans to launch the new pick-up truck in European, Middle Eastern and African markets from 2020 onwards. Whether Europe will include a UK launch remains unknown, but we really hope it does.