2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel Review – How can it improve further the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler 2019 of MotorTrend? Give a pick-up game. In the forum enters the Gladiator. They can look like bookends, but Jeep executives are clear: this is not a Scrambler. The previous Scramblers were Wranglers with a small bed, while the original Gladiator in 1963 was a real pickup, and that is the model for the truck 2020.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel Review
Jeep loyalists have clamoured for a resurrection of the truck from the Comanche ‘ 86-’92. The product team’s mission was to develop a pickup of competitive medium-sized with the aspect and the ability of a Wrangler. It took more time bringing to fruition a crew cab, but the end result deserved the name of Gladiator, said Tim Kuniskis, head of the Jeep in North America brand. The Scrambler will not return.
Built in the same complex of Toledo to the Wrangler, the unique setting of the Gladiator is 31 inches longer than a four-door Wrangler, and the wheelbase is 19.4 inches longer. It has a full bed of 5 feet and weighs 400 pounds.
The Gladiator 2020 will be released in the second quarter of 2019, entering a segment of collection of medium size that had almost been eliminated by their full-size cousins. But the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon injected new life in the segment for a long time dominated the Toyota Tacoma, and now Ford is recovering to the Ranger in the United States in January, so it should be fun.
Gladiator makes its way in a segment that is approaching the 500,000 annual sales, and FCA still plans to give to Ram a collection of medium-size as part of the latest five year plan requiring the truck for 2022.
Success is never guaranteed to a newcomer, but Jeep has years of pent-up demand, crazy brand loyalty and strong, a nameplate known for Jeep geeks (Gladiator name was used from 1963-1971) and a style derived from the vehicle more recognized in the world. Wrangler goes back to 1941, and in 1947 was the first Jeep pickup.
As Wrangler, Gladiator can cross the Rubicon; The roof and doors break off and windshield folded. Freedom reigns. This is the case of the four trim levels: Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon.
Share half of its parts with the Wrangler, including the hood, doors, fenders and drive trains. It will be released with the 3.6 Pentastar V-6 liters of 285 hp, 260 lb – ft with start / stop and a six-speed manual. At least 90 percent of buyers will opt for the eight-speed automatic transmission. The next generation of motor 3.0 V-6 turbocharged EcoDiesel litres with start / stop will be available by 2020 with eight speeds, with 260 HP and a powerful pair of 442 lb-ft. 2.0 turbo-four litres will not be available at the launch, and expected the plug-in hybrid by 2020.
Capacity? This truck can tow 7,650 pounds and has a payload of 1,600 pounds with grid slots expanded to a greater air intake and an improved cooling module to transport a full load at 110 degrees to the Davis dam in Arizona. The truck comes with a class 4 hitch, receiver 2 inch and four- and seven-pin connectors. 5 ft steel bed has lower sides for easy entry and exit and is fully equipped with moorings.
There are two systems 4 x 4: Command-Trac is standard on Sport and Overland with a two-speed transfer case. Rubicon models come with the system Rock-Trac 4 x 4 with resistant and differential axles locking. The truck has heavy duty Dana axles, lockers front and rear, differential shafts of limited slip, disconnecting stabilizer bar, and 33-inch all-terrain tires. There are steel bumper, hook trailer on the back, winch on the front and lights to help you see what you are doing.
The Gladiator Rubicon adds a ceiling camera facing forward, and a washer, to see the obstacles within 2 feet front bumper on the way. Off-road pages display data in real time on the status of the vehicle on the touch screen.
The short overhangs give the truck a 43.6 approach angle degrees and a 26 degree departure angle. The truck has 11.1 inches of ground clearance and can Ford 30 inches of water in their 33-inch wheels.
Engineers believe that suspensions of coil of five links the front and rear, partly with the strategic location of cushions and arms control, mitigate any shock and provide a comfortable ride. There is no rear torsion beams here.
The back seat is spacious, with seats that fold up, lock in place (with a key for safe storage behind them), or fold for access to lockable storage containers. A separate removable magazine holds the bolts of the body panels when removed. A wireless speaker behind the seat is removable and has a smart load to ensure that the music never stops.
There are two stops hard to choose (black and body color) and a soft top that is folded like an accordion and has retainers that slip into a track to facilitate removal of the windows. For the bed, a deck optional canvas wheel with force so that it is not necessary to remove it.
Inside there are switches in white to run accessories, slots to hold your phone, information of entertainment Uconnect compatible with Apple CarPlay Android Auto and touch screens of up to 8.4 inches. The Gladiator has a built-in radar camera required for adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
There will be over 200 parts and Mopar accessories available in the second quarter of 2019, including tires 35 inches, LED lights, doors, tube, bikini top and storage drawers that are removed from the back. This Gladiator is ready to fight for the supremacy of the collection.