The Jeep brand of Auburn Hills’ Stellantis introduced the new 2021 Gladiator Texas Trail, launching exclusively in Texas, offering a distinct appearance based on the Gladiator Sport S trim design to celebrate the state, which is the largest pickup truck market in the U.S.
“The Jeep brand recognizes that Texas and America’s southwest are the center of the truck universe,” says Jim Morrison, vice president of Jeep Brand North America. “Special editions allow us to connect with our passionate customers, and the Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail further broadens the appeal of the most capable Jeep pickup yet.”
The truck will feature 17-inch mid-gloss black aluminum wheels and 32-inch mud-terrain tires. Available with either a 260-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, or a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, the Gladiator is built to handle rugged terrain, says the automaker.
The decals on the tailgate and removable hard-top hood will include 1836, the year the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. Other features include side steps, black leather seats embossed with the Texas Trail graphic, enrollment to Jeep Wave, and the trailer, technology, and convenience groups, which enhance towing, infotainment capabilities, and automation, respectively.
The truck, available in 10 colors — black, white, snazzberry, granite crystal, sarge, nacho, hydro blue, firecracker red, billet silver, and sting-gray — will be trail-rated and come with a badge indicating high performance in traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording.
The release also includes the addition of two Texas trails to the Jeep Badge of Honor app, an industry-exclusive program that allows off-road enthusiasts to drive designated trails and earn unique trail badges for their vehicle.
The Black Gap 4×4 trail is located in Big Bend National Park, and the Northwest ORV Park is located in Bridgeport, Texas, bringing the total number of trails in the program to 63.
The Jeep Wave Customer Care Program is available to all 2021 model-year Jeep brand vehicles. The program includes three years of worry-free maintenance at Jeep dealerships — including tire rotations and oil changes — 24/7 customer support, trip interruption, first-day loaner coverage, and VIP access to exclusive Jeep events.
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail is now available at Texas dealerships starting at $40,435 MSRP.