The Best of Both Worlds: Jeep Debuts Wrangler Pick-Up

November 19th, 2018 by

Finally, we don’t have to choose between a Jeep or a truck, because we can have both.

The 2019 Jeep Scrambler was scheduled to make its official debut later this month in LA, but you picked a good day to do your research because not only were photos leaked, but the official name was as well.

Despite many credible assumptions, Jeep announced that the 2019 comeback is not going to be called the Scrambler, but instead, the Gladiator. Though it’s a shame, and we were looking forward to some “how do you like your eggs?” jokes, we think Gladiator is much more suitable for the Wrangler Pick-Up.

The long-anticipated Gladiator is expected to exceed the hype in all areas—technology, capability, and aesthetic. The Gladiator has vowed a flawless marriage of free-spirit and tenacity that will satisfy your crave for adventure and fulfill your work-horse drive.

The Evolution of the Jeep Pickup

You know that Jeep has a history of pick-ups in their assembly line, but did you know the longest running Jeep pick-up truck was called the Jeep Gladiator? With a 26-year production from 1962 to 1988, the Gladiator stuck to its guns–barely altering its original mechanics. It was a true blue model, loved by many, envied by all.

It has been 25 years since a Jeep pickup truck graced a dealer show floor, but 2019 is less than two months away and the latest and greatest Jeep Gladiator is making its comeback. We’re so glad we’re here to see it!

What to Expect

Jeep knows that with a name like Gladiator this truck is going to have to deliver on some high-set expectations. Here’s what has been gathered so far:

2 Offered Engines:

  • 3.6 liter Pentastar V-6 engine with Engine Stop-Start. 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V-6 and 8-speed automatic transmission available on 2020.

Towing: 7,650 pounds, and 1,600 pounds of payload.

Unmatched Crawl Ratios: Ability to ford up to 30 inches of water.

Tires: Wrangler Style, 33 inch off-roaders.

Other Features: Third-gen Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lok electric front and rear axle lockers, Tru-Lok limited slip differential.

There are also going to be a total of 3 different tops: 2 hard tops and one soft top. The windshield will fold down and feature several door combinations as well.

We’re eager to see the new Gladiator in all its glory at the LA Auto Show, which is taking place November 30th through December 9th, 2018. Be on the lookout for the real showstopper coming to our show floor in 2019.

Countdown with us!

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