The official reports indicate that American company is working on the all-new model 2018 Jeep Gladiator. It’ll be based on the concept that was first launched in 2005. It didn’t earn any significant respect in the respective segment. The automaker is, however, confident that the 2018 Gladiator will change that. It’ll be the first pickup from Jeep after many years. The truck is believed to be pretty similar to the popular Wrangler SUV.
2018 Jeep Gladiator – Boxy Look
Up front, the 2018 Jeep Gladiator will boast a bold, boxy look. The front grille will have seven vertical air intakes, thus allowing for better air passage. The pick-up will retain the circular-shaped headlights. Active LED daytime lights may come as an excellent addition. Its strong frontal bumper will have new fog lights to improve the driver’s convenience.
The wheel arches will be embedded with handy turn signals, featuring a metal cladding. The hinges on the hood and doors will make you reminisce about the brand’s good old days. However, the features that characterize this truck include an expandable trunk, removable doors, an open-air canvas roof, and fold down wield-shields. The improvements are anticipated for the taillights and also a fog lights.
Spacious Interior Cabin
The 2018 Jeep Gladiator opted for a spacious interior cabin which will accommodate 4-5 people. It’ll be equipped with satellite navigation and a GPS tracking system. The cushioned seats will appeal to many people, thanks to the leather upholstery. Furthermore, the steering wheel is also expected to wear leather coverings, too. The rotary controls, AC vent, central console, and door panels will wear a classic matte finish.
The Gladiator’s U-Connect infotainment system is also set to come upgraded with voice activation, smartphone integration, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It’ll have 12V USB ports for charging and connectivity as a standard.
The engine specifications are still incomplete at this point. However, some insiders assert that the 2018 Jeep Gladiator will offer more than one power-packed engine option under the hood. One of the engines might be a 2.8-liter, VM-I4 paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission. This base engine is speculated to produce an output of 163 hp. Its EPA rating is estimated to be 25 mpg in freeways, 23 mpg in the city, and 23 mpg when combined.
The 2018 Jeep Gladiator is set to amaze its users with excellent styling and also enhanced performance. Rumors have it that this pick-up will comprise a lengthy wheelbase. That’s yet another feature that seems to have been adopted from the Wrangler.
Date of Arrival, Price and Competitors
The reports from insiders indicate that the 2018 Jeep Gladiator will be released when 2018 commences. It can be released in 2019 in the case of delays. There’s no valid information about the price of this truck. However, some experts hold that the Gladiator will cost somewhere around $30,000. It might compete with models like the Honda Ridgeline and the Ford Ranger.