Jeep unveiled its rugged 2020 Gladiator midsize truck Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. At the same time, Mopar said it would produce more than 200 parts for Gladiator owners to customize their trucks.
Built in Toledo and arriving in dealer showrooms in the second quarter of next year, Jeep says its all-new Gladiator features authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, best-in-class towing and 4×4 payload, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, on- and off-road dynamics, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features.
“Unquestionably a truck and instantly recognizable as a Jeep, the all-new 2020 Gladiator is the ultimate vehicle for any outdoor adventure,” says Tim Kuniskis, head of Jeep Brand – North America. “Gladiator combines rugged utility, versatility, and functionality resulting in the most capable midsize truck ever.”
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator will be available in Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon trim configurations.
Gladiators are equipped with Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems, third-generation Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential, segment-exclusive sway-bar disconnect, and 33-inch off-road tires.
Power is supplied by a buyer’s choice of two fuel-efficient powertrains: a 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with Engine Stop-Start (ESS) and an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission; or a higher-torque, 285-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with ESS and an eight-speed automatic transmission available in 2020.
Among the new Gladiator’s highlights:
- Up to 7,650 pounds of towing capacity.
- Up to 1,600 pounds of payload capacity.
- Five-foot steel bed in crew cab configuration.
- Up to 30 inches of water fording.
- Dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations.
- More than 80 available safety and security features.
Gladiator buyers will have more than 200 new or redesigned Jeep Performance Parts and accessories from which to choose to personalize their trucks.
Some of the Mopar products, a selection of which also were on display in Los Angeles on a Gladiator Rubicon, will include tonneau covers and a spray-in bedliner, and performance content such as lift kits, off-road lights, rock rails and wheels, as well as other products developed specifically for the new Jeep Gladiator.