Just a week ago, a bug on the Jeep website revealed its new and much-anticipated model, Gladiator, a central sensor based on the legendary Wrangler.
Now from Los Angeles, the United States, the brand belonging to FCA, has made official what we all knew. However, it is worth examining all aspects of the product from the official Jeep press section.
If everything goes according to plan and the Argentine market will help, Jeep Gladiator will be available in the country in the second quarter of 2019.
The official Jeep press section.
Jeep Gladiator 2020: the most successful medium-sized pickup in history
Legendary 4×4 capability, authentic design built on Jeep's valuable Heritage, top load and towing, intelligent functional solutions, versatility, advanced and powerful engines, outdoor freedom and intuitive technology and safety features.
Los Angeles – New Jeep Gladiator 2020 – the most advanced medium-sized sensor in history – built on the rich heritage of robust and reliable Jeep sensors, boasts an unrivaled combination of rugged service, authentic Jeep design, free exterior control, intelligent functionality and versatility, best load and class pulling power, avant-garde and powerful engines , excellent road dynamics and off-road handling and a set of advanced and innovative technology and safety components.
"Undoubtedly a pickup and instantly recognizable as a Jeep, the new Gladiator 2020 is the latest in a car ready for all kinds of outdoor adventures," said Tim Kuniskis, responsible for the Jeep brand in North America.,
"Everywhere, we have found extraordinary interest in a vehicle as exclusive as from our loyal customers and buyers of sensors." As a heir to the rich and proud order of hard and reliable jeeps, the Gladiator combines robustness, functionality and versatility, resulting in the most favorable median pickup in history , "he added.
The new Gladiator 2020 delivers unrivaled off-road capability with the best load and trailer volume in its class, outstanding road-driving dynamics and safety for all passengers. Legendary Jeep capabilities are achieved through the Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems, the third-generation Dana 44, the front and rear electronic locking of the Tru-Lok Differential, the Trac-Lok Limited Folding Differential, the exclusive stabilizer strip that is electronically disconnected and the 33- off-road tires.
The Gladiator 2020 Jeep is available in 4 different versions: Sport, Sport S +, Overland and Rubicon.
Built in Toledo, Ohio, the new Gladiator arrives at the Jeep vendor in the second quarter of 2019.
The new Gladiator 2020 boasts a robust and elegant design that is instantly recognizable due to the traditional Jeep features.
The design team has retained the legendary Wrangler's seven-grid lattice, this time wider to increase airflow and help the engine, an important element in boosting traction. The top of the characteristic grille is slightly sloping to improve aerodynamics.
The Overland and Rubicon versions offer LED front and fog lights as an alternative, providing clear white light and delivering a modern Gladiator image. Vehicles that are equipped with LEDs also have daytime running lights that make up the world's outer contour of the halo. The front swivel signals are located on the front of the trapezoidal fenders.
In the rear, traditional square lights have additional LEDs and extended rear doors to facilitate loading of objects in the pan. The rear door with electric lock has a cushion and three holes.
When designing the stack, special attention was paid to intelligent functional solutions and rationalization of space. Lighting under the rails, a covered external power supply (400 W 115 V and three-pole connector) and strong integrated anchoring are some examples. The optional Trail Rail load management system provides new alternatives for the placement and organization of the transported objects.
The spare tire carrier is located underneath the rear axle case and can contain tires up to 35 inches.
The protective bedding with bedline, spacers and cover offers additional options for cargo transportation and extended service life. Gladiator Rubicon contains robust barrier barriers.
The windscreen has a construction with four locking hooks located at the top of the frame to facilitate and accelerate folding. The front transverse bar joins the A pillars and remains firm, even when the windscreen is tilted. This allows the rearview mirror to remain in place.
Two-piece body-colored side covers include lower black aesthetic inserts that give the Gladiator a higher profile. This element is supplied as standard in overland versions and is optional for Rubicon.
Sports body and body-welded bars are the standard of all Gladiators and integrate the front passenger's handles.
The Sunrider premium soft roof, exclusive in this segment, shows a simple opening mechanism and helps reduce wind noise. This makes it easy to access the interior in the middle or fully open position. It has several fasteners that slide on the rail, making it easy to disassemble the rear window.
Gladiator Overland and Rubicon share hard-top choice in three body parts. There is also the option of a black hard top, also in three pieces, available for all finishes. Modular Freedom panels and improved shutters make it easier to remove and install roofs. All of them have a rear window that can be folded down manually.
Dozens of different combinations of doors, roofs and windshields offer almost endless configurations.
The interior of the new Gladiator Jeep 2020 combines exclusive style, versatility, comfort and intuitive use. High quality materials and craftsmanship are expanding throughout the cabin.
The central console inspired by the rich heritage Jeep features a clean, curved design that complements the dashboard and looks different, depending on the different versions of the Gladiator. The hand-covered dashboard, the standard version of the Overland version, available on request on Rubicon, is equipped with a soft touch surface with contrasting stitching. Functional features such as climate control and volume control, USB ports or the Stop-Start (ESS) system button are designed to be quickly recognizable and easily accessible from the front. Circular grilles of the HVAC system (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) are surrounded by a chrome edge, which at the same time brings a first-class and robust look.
The central console is a reminder of Jeep's functionality and versatility. Conversely, the accents in metal give it an elegant look. The control panel switch includes a switch box and a transmission box and a parking brake. The lever lever lever, the handle and the information display frame use real screws, which underlines the use of original manufacturing methods.
The waterproof button comes standard on all Gladiator 2020 models and is easily reachable by the driver.
Fabrics or leather lined seats have laced seams and have controls for adjusting the side grip and lumbar support. There are also other comfort features such as front seats and heated steering wheel.
Rear seats are new and exclusive to Gladiator. They are produced with high quality materials and radiate athletic images without sacrificing grip and comfort. Additionally, the second row of Gladiator booths boasts the largest foot in the segment and a unique lockable design that allows you to capture the objects below. The rear seats can be folded down to create a flat surface that facilitates access to objects located at the rear of the cab and provides greater space for large objects if necessary.
With the folded down seats, the LED on the rear panels illuminates behind the seats. The two nets on the rear cabin wall provide extra space.
Other practical solutions for the transport of objects in Gladiator 2020 are robust mesh pockets on the doors and several storage areas for mobile phones.
The rear seats can also be folded to the "chair" position to reveal a container that serves to store different items under the seat. Optionally, a lockable lid can be added, which is a very practical solution for safe storage of objects after removing the door or roof. This lockable vessel has two different sizes, which exactly correspond to the configuration of the 60/40 series of rear seats. Likewise, up to five separators can be added to configure the load as needed. The lock is the same as the center console lock and the storage compartment.
The under-seat screw container provides a safe place to hold when the roof, the door is removed or the glass is folded down. The corresponding number of screws and their correct location are indicated on the cover.
The door panels of the driver and co-driver, covered with vinyl surface, are soft to the touch. The Lift-Assist system, which is operated under the armrests, has a pull-cup design that makes it easy to disassemble the door. Comfort features include a passive entry system with remote access.
The instrument panel has a 3.5-inch screen or a 7-inch LED with a thin-film transistor (TFT). The 7-inch LED display allows the driver to configure the information displayed in over 100 different ways, including music, tire pressure control, low pressure warnings and digital speed indicator. The buttons integrated in the steering wheel allow you to control the functions of the audio system, voice and speed without interference from the steering wheel.
The Uconnect information system is operated from the 7-inch touchscreen placed in the top position in the center console. The fourth generation of this system gets improvements in the user interface, which improves system performance with higher boot speed and better screen resolution. Almost below the screen are features such as air conditioning control, volume control, and USB ports. Gladiator Sport comes with a standard 5-inch touchscreen.
Exclusive in Gladiator Rubicon, the front camera in front of the vehicle allows you to visualize obstacles on the ground. Placed in the central hole of the seven-bar color, which is characteristic of the Jeep, it can be controlled from the Off Road Pages of the Uconnect.
Two USB ports and one USB-C on the front and two others within reach of passengers on the second row are connected to a "multimedia" center. A 3-pin 115-volt socket is available for connecting electrical appliances.
Improvements to the audio system include a subwoofer and a portable wireless speaker located under the rear seat. The LEDs on the inner panels illuminate the storage space and charging station of the wireless speaker. The left side of the cab rear wall provides additional storage if the Gladiator is equipped with a subwoofer and a wireless horn.
Advanced and efficient mechanics
In the opening phase, the new Gladiator Jeep will be powered by a single engine: the familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. In 2020, the 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine will be added to the track.
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine features 285 horsepower and 260 km of torque and is equipped with a Start Stop system (ESS) as standard. It is designed to provide a wide range of torque with a special emphasis on torque at low rpm, a key aspect in extreme field driving.
The six-speed manual transmission comes standard on all models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, while the 8-speed automatic transmission is available.
FCA, known for its improvements, performance, performance and versatility, has produced more than 8.6 million Pentastar V-6 3.6-liter engines since its launch in 2010. This award-winning engine family is currently being built on three floors: Trenton Engine Complex in Michigan, Mack Avenue Engine in Detroit and Saltillo South Engine in Mexico.
The Gladiator 2020 Jeep benefits from the renowned torque at low speeds of this V-6, which is very much needed on the 4×4 line or when the terrain conditions are demanding (for example, when towing or heavy loads).
3.0-liter Eco-diesel engine V-6
The 3.0 liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine will be available early in 2020. This engine, which delivers 260 hp and 442 pounds of torque, will be offered by the Start-Stop (ESS) and automatic transmission as standard. 8 speeds adapted to handle the torque increase.
FCA USA engineers have engineered an engine designed and manufactured by FCA EMEA – to comply with strict NAFTA emissions regulations.
The V-6 EcoDiesel wind turbine engine uses refined turbocharger technology with low friction pistons and is designed to operate at low speeds and in transient situations where an immediate response is needed. Low friction pistons improve fuel efficiency and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Advanced combustion system has new injector channels, piston cover and glow plug with integrated burner pressure sensor. The EGR system, cooled at low pressure, is combined with a high-pressure system to extend the range of use of EGR and increase fuel consumption.
8-speed automatic transmission
The new Gladiator 2020 Jeep offers an 8-speed automatic transmission in all versions, enabling it to optimize its performance while driving off-road and delivering performance smoothly and efficiently at highway speeds.
The new 8-speed automatic gearbox of the new Gladiator offers an efficient riding experience and instant response. Whether you are traveling to work on weekdays or off-road adventures, or arriving at a weekend weekend, drivers will have smooth, linear performance and better fuel economy.
An exclusive set of two overdrive ratios improves fuel economy on the highway and reduces overall noise, vibration and hardness (NVH, its abbreviation in English).
Especially adapted to Gladiator Rubicon requirements, the eight-speed gearbox provides a 77.2: 1 draw ratio. The 4×4 performance and traction power have a first gear ratio of 4.7: 1 and a final gear ratio of 4.1: 1.
Six-speed manual gearbox
All Jeep Gladiator 2020 models will be equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. This gearbox has a unique design with a gearbox optimized to increase the climb ratio and cable drive that eliminates the shifting lever vibration and supports sound insulation.
This shift setting allows for greater precision and a more comfortable position. With a ratio of 4.41, it provides higher fuel efficiency at high speeds and offers fast acceleration based on smooth, accurate and quality gear shift.
Best suited in history
The new Gladiator 2020 provides the legendary Jeep off-road capability through two advanced 4×4 systems. The Command-Trac 4×4 system, standard for Gladiator Sport and Overland, has a 2.72: 1 final gearbox for a reduction gear and a third generation Dana front and rear Dana rear axles with a rear axle ratio of 3.73
In the Gladiator Rubicon system, the Rock-Trac 4×4 system has a third generation of the Dana 44 high-performance front and rear axles (4LO) with a final ratio of 4: 1. The standard ratio of the front and rear axles is 4.10. Also standard are Tru-Lok's electronic locks.
Rubicon Gladiator offers an improved articulated and suspension track with an electronically removable stabilizer bar that is an exclusive feature in this segment. With a standard six-speed manual gearbox, Gladiator Rubicon achieves an impressive 84.2: 1 scroll ratio. With an 8-speed automatic transmission, it's 77.2: 1. Both systems allow you to easily overcome any obstacle, perhaps complicated.
The Command-Trac and Rock-Trac systems offer permanent torque control, allowing optimum traction under low traction conditions.
Gladiator Sport and Overland Trac-Lok Tail-Lock rear differential offers extreme torque and grip in situations of low grip or gliding terrain, such as riding on sand, rocks, snow or ice.
Every Gladiator has a "Trail Rated" tag thanks to the legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, which is achieved with features such as the following:
Command-Trac 4×4 system with a final ratio of 2.72: 1, as standard in versions of Sport and Overland
Rock-Trac 4×4 system with 4: 1 final gearbox and Tru-Lok electronic differential lock, standard for RubiconProtector crankcase and front and rear towing hooks
Rear Rubicon bumper with high strength and optional deflection with winch support and removable covers
Approach angles of 43.6 degrees, ventral 20.3 and output 26 and clearance height 11.1 inches
Aggressive 17-inch terrain wheels; Rubicon has a 33-inch tire. Up to 30 inches of wading height. Up to 7,500 pounds of traction capacity and 1,600 pounds of cargo.
The proven chassis design is the basis of the legendary Jeep 4×4
The Jeep Gladiator 2020 uses multiple solutions to optimize handling, dynamics and sound characteristics while supporting fuel economy when towing and loading. Through the chassis and cross beam construction and the excellent five-arm suspension system, Gladiator meets the expectations in terms of capacity combined with good road dynamics, passenger safety and the best pulling ability. and load your class.
Chassis Gladiator uses advanced materials and engineering to help reduce weight without losing stiffness and stability. It features a lightweight and highly rigid steel frame, which is 31 inches longer than the four-door Wrangler. The wheelbase is also 19.4 inches bigger, which, along with the center of the box just behind the center axle of the rear axle, ensures better weight distribution, more comfortable ride and more security when transporting the cargo in the box. The gearbox, brake system, fuel system and exhaust system piping have been extended to suit the necessary changes that make the well-known chassis of crossbars and crossbars perfectly suited to the media, the story
The traditional steel pan uses four crossbars to reinforce the load floor, while the rear aluminum doors have damping and three holes. The box reflects the commitment to performance and versatility we saw in the cab with integrated ties, internal lighting, and the capability of an external power supply.
To protect important parts – fuel tank, transport case or oil pan on automatic gearbox – Gladiator uses four plates and guard rails. The Rubicon version also has the advantage of mounting high-caliber side protection rods in order to reduce possible body damage while driving on off-road tracks. This version also includes an exclusive rock rail in four corners of the box.
The use of lightweight, high-strength aluminum locks – including doors, hinges, bonnets, fenders, windshield and tailgate – helps reduce weight and stimulate fuel economy. The Jeep engineering team has also lowered the weight thanks to the incorporation of hollow drive and stabilizer rods and motor brackets and aluminum gears.
The Jeep Gladiator uses the proven five-arm suspension configuration, the front side consisting of a side arm and four longitudinal control arms. The overall width guide bars, made of forged steel, control the lateral axle movement with minimal angle changes throughout the entire suspension stroke.
The fifth suspended rear suspension, the exclusive Gladiator, consists of two upper and two lower legs in forged steel for longitudinal operation and guide rails for transverse axle steering. The control arms are located under the chassis rails, while the rear shocks are oriented forward to ensure consistent damping, driving comfort and better control of the load.
Shock absorbers have been adapted to show an optimal balance between road (charged or unpowered) and field efficiency. Driving comfort, body weight regulation, driving dynamics and loading and dragging options are greatly enhanced by new damping settings, hard body chassis and hinges,
Attack angle of 43.6 degrees, ventral 20.3 and output 26 and distance to terrain 11.1 inches, allow Gladiator to go anywhere.
The Gladiator also has the advantage of up to 30 inches of wading height and a capacity of up to 31,600 pounds and a trailer capacity of 7,650 (with the Max Towking Package).
More than 80 advanced active and passive security options
Passenger safety and protection was a key element in the development of the new Gladiator 2020 Jeep, which is reflected in more than 80 available active and passive safety components. These include blind spot monitoring, reverse crossover sensor, front camera, ParkView rear dynamic grid camera, adaptive cruise control and electronic stability control (ESC). English) with electronic anti-rollback.
The fourth generation of Uconnect, which provides advanced technology
The new Gladiator 2020 Jeep system offers three Uconnect systems (Uconnect 5.0, 7.0 and 8.4NAV) with communication, entertainment and navigation features that meet the wishes of every driver or co-driver, including a full-color LED panel.
Uconnect features easy-to-use features, improved performance, faster start times and high-resolution touch screen screens.
New features of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
The new Gladiator Jeep is available with Uconnect 7.0 or 8.4NAV systems that feature the new features of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new Gladiator Jeep 2020 is manufactured in Toledo, Ohio, where Jeep vehicles have left the production line since 1941. Specifically, on the southern floor of the Toledo complex, Wrangler JK was manufactured until April 2018. This southern factory, also known as the Toledo supply park, was built in 2005 and launched an innovative production concept whereby vendor partners built and implemented key production processes fully integrated into the plant space and hence in the production process itself. FCA USA will use the same production system for the new Gladiator working directly with two original suppliers, Kuka and Hyundai Mobis, responsible for providing the body and chassis. Production is expected to begin in the first half of 2019.
Production capacities for the new pickup were created by shifting the production of the latest generation Jeep Wrangler to the northern part of the Toledo assembly complex as part of a $ 4.5 million industrialization plan to adjust the production of the company in the United States to expand Jeep and Ram brands. FCA USA invested $ 700 million to upgrade the plant to the north and built more than 700 new jobs for the new Wrangler.
Rich heritage of hard and reliable Jeep pick ups
The new Gladiator 2020 is the latest manifestation of the long tradition of Jeep sensors, dating back to 1947, when Willys Overland launched a single-cylinder all-wheel-drive pick-up based on the CJ2A. Inspired by over 40 years of valuable heritage, Gladiator is the latest in a series of pick-ups that include:
Jeep Pick up: 1947 – 1965
Pickup with a 118-inch wheelbase, which has received several changes. This was the first attempt by Willys Overland to diversify Jeep from CJ.
Jeep FC -150 / 170 Pick up: 1957 – 1965
This range of Jeep Forward Control (FC) was essentially a work car with a 81-inch wheelbase for the FC-150 and a 103.5-inch for the FC-170. Some of the 1959 and 1960 models contained floating front and rear axles, and some of the FC-170s added double rear wheels and a manual gearbox.
Jeep Gladiator / J-Series Pick up: 1963 – 1987
Like the Wagoneer, Gladiator debuted in 1963 with a range of 120 inches (J-200) or 126 inches (J-300) and Dana gearbox 20 forwards and Dana 44 rear axles. The name Gladiator was removed in 1972.
Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler: 1981-1985
Launched in 1981, Scrambler was a Jeep-like CJ-7, but with a larger wheelbase. Internally known as the CJ-8, it was available in hard and soft roof designs. Less than 30,000 units have been built and today it is very popular with collectors.
Jeep Comanche (MJ): 1986-1992
Based on the Cherokee platform and the like, the pick-up received a 6-foot box in 1987. The latest models featured 4×4 traction systems, Selec-Trac and Command-Trac.
Mopar / Jeep Performance Parts
Mopar will offer more than 200 new and redesigned Jeep Performance Parts accessories for owners to adapt the new Gladiator Jeep 2020 from its launch. Mopar products will include lifestyle supplements related to sensors, such as cabinet covers or guards, performance enhancements such as lifting kits, off-road lights, side shields or wheels, including accessories developed exclusively for the new Gladiator.
Mopar parts and accessories for the new Gladiator Jeep are guaranteed in the race and designed in close collaboration with the Jeep brand and development and engineering offices that have spent more than 10,000 hours of development, testing and validation. The strictest exclusive factory standards have been used to integrate Mopar parts and accessories in the new Gladiator without error, and offer a reasonable installation and quality finish that takes into account the smallest detail, color, texture, appearance and lines of each product.
Conversely, it is a major legend of 75 años, Jeep es el auténtico produción de vehículos todoterreno con capacidad, calidad y versatilidad unicas en su clase para aquellos que buscan viajes extraordinarios. At the Jeep brand, it invites you to take a look at the vistas to see how much it is, and that it is a complete range of vehicles that can be used to make the most of your life.
At the Jeep range, the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, and Wrangler are also available. It is essential that the vehicle be driven by a vehicle which is capable of being driven by a vehicle which is equipped with a steering wheel which is designed to be equipped with gasoline and diesel engines.