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Gladiator is here!

It’s been a long time coming, but a pickup truck is finally returning to the Jeep stable after being without for more than 25 years. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator debuted at the 2018 LA Auto Show offering class-leading towing and 4×4 payload figures, Jeep-worthy off-road capabilities, a Wrangler-inspired design and a healthy helping of technology features.

Compared to the Wrangler Unlimited, the Gladiator’s new frame is stretched 31 inches with a wheelbase that’s 19.4 inches longer. The suspension consists of a lateral and four longitudinal control arms up front shared with the Wrangler, while the rear rides on a five-link coil suspension exclusive to the Jeep pickup for improved on-road ride comfort.

Read the full story and see more photos here: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2020-jeep-gladiator-wrangler-pickup-la-auto-show/

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Hell hath frozen over!

Did you think any body-on-frame vehicle would ever again win Motor Trend‘s SUV of the Year award, let alone a Jeep?

https://www.motortrend.com/news/jeep-wrangler-2019-suv-of-the-year/

Houston, we have a pick-up!

Thanks to an apparent miscue by Jeep’s digital team, images and information regarding the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pick-up truck have leaked for the world to see!

Gladiator will arrive at dealer lots by April with a five-foot bed, traditional Jeep hard and soft tops and class-leading payload capacity. At least two trim levels will be offered, a luxury-minded Sahara-like trim and an off-road-oriented Rubicon variant.

We reported yesterday Jeep’s long-awaited truck will not be called Scrambler. I could be way off base in saying so, but I can’t help but wonder if a surprise announcement involving that name might be coming somewhere down the line. Time will tell.

See more photos and get full details here: http://www.fourwheeler.com/news/1811-2020-jeep-gladiator-pickup-leaked-early/

Bronco or Bust? Leaked images may show upcoming Wrangler competitor

Images of an upcoming Ford SUV were leaked today following a Ford dealer meeting. The images show a smallish, sporty-looking ‘ute sporting an aggressive stance and round headlights.

Is this the promised Bronco, coming (allegedly) to challenge Jeep’s off-road dominance, or is it a Focus-based SUV that also will be taking up space on dealer lots?

Click here to learn more: https://www.off-road.com/blog/2018/11/13/photos-of-2020-ford-bronco-leak-from-dealer-meeting/

 

Image courtesy off-road.com.

Report: Jeep JL-based truck may bow with surprising name

Could it be the seven-slot brand has a surprise up its sleeve for the planned Nov. 28 reveal of the long-awaited JL-sourced pickup truck? According to online reports, Jeep won’t call the truck “Scrambler,” as has long been reported.

Instead, sources indicated the new truck will be called “Gladiator,” the first Jeep so named since the 1971 model year.

Learn more here: https://www.foxnews.com/auto/new-jeep-pickup-is-a-gladiator-report-says