Actually, the name Gladiator derives from the Roman short sword Gladius. Jeep, however, he serves as a name for his by far the longest model.
The off-road brand Jeep sends a new pick-up version based on the Wrangler into the arena at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the Gladiator. 2019 comes on 5,54 meter stretched all-wheeler with a large, open cargo area initially in the US on the market. Later, the new series will compete in Europe.
Vehicle base for the pick-up version is the four-door Wrangler, whose wheelbase was extended by almost half a meter. Thanks to a stretched stern, the gladiator towers above the standard Wrangler by 79 centimeters. Behind the passenger cabin, he offers a 1,5 meter long cargo area. 725 kilogram payload and 3,47 tons of trailer load also promise high-level transport expertise.
The standard version of the Gladiator is equipped with the Rock-Trac all-wheel drive system, underride protection, off-road tires and 76 centimeter fording depths for off-road use. If you want to master particularly demanding passages with the Lasten-Wrangler, you can alternatively get a Rubicon version, which also offers an off-road camera system, reduction gears and limited slip differentials.
First, the Gladiator in the US with 3,6-liter V6 petrol engine (210 kW / 285 PS) go to the start, which can be combined with either eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. 2020 is to follow a three-liter V6 diesel with eight-speed automatic, which makes 191 kW / 260 horsepower.