Truck Thursday: Engineers given a ‘unique opportunity’ to bring the all-new Jeep® Gladiator back to market

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator offers best-in-class towing and payload along with a number of unique features, such as a forward-facing camera.

When Jeep® engineers were assigned the task to bring back the iconic Jeep truck, they embraced the opportunity by creating a vehicle that’s a class-leader.

“What we wanted to do up-front is set a best-in-class target for these key characteristics from a payload perspective and towing perspective,” said Pete Milosavlevski, Gladiator chief engineer.

The all-new Gladiator builds on the Jeep brand’s rich heritage of dependable and durable Jeep trucks with a class-leading payload of 1,600 pounds and towing of 7,650 pounds.

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Overland

There’s also an efficient powertrain in the Gladiator with the 3.6L Pentastar upgrade that’s rated to 285hp and 260 lb. -ft of torque. Every Gladiator also comes with a standard four-wheel-drive system.

When drivers take the Gladiator off-road, they will find a best-in-class approach angle of 43.6 degrees in the front and best-in-class departure angle of 26 degrees in the rear of the truck.

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon

Engineers kept customers in mind when developing the five-foot box on the Gladiator. Milosavlevski said it was important to get at least 48 inches of width to accommodate everything from dirt bikes to plywood.

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon

Another innovation is the forward-facing camera, which is exclusive to the Gladiator Rubicon models. The front camera sits behind the middle slot of Gladiator’s seven-slot grille and can be accessed through the available Off-road Pages. This camera allows oncoming obstructions on a trail to be easily seen. 

“We wanted to provide another innovative tool for the Jeep enthusiast that they can use to have a great time while they are off-roading the vehicle to get over any obstacle,” Milosavlevski said. “Now that off-road camera gives you those eyes.”

For more information about Jeep Gladiator, visit the Jeep website.

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