In December last year, Jeep Philippines announced that the Wrangler-based Gladiator would be arriving to the local market around mid-2020. Well, it’s mid-2020 now, and it appears the American car manufacturer is sticking to its schedule. Look:
“Watch out for the most anticipated ride of the year. Arriving soon,” the Facebook post reads. And yes, that is the Jeep Gladiator.
No exact launch date or details have been released just yet. In the US market, the truck comes equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with an output of 285hp and 352Nm of torque. This mill comes mated to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Auto Nation Group (ANG) clearly isn’t deterred by uncertain times. This latest update regarding the Gladiator comes just a little over a month since the country’s official Jeep distributor launched two new models, the all-new Renegade and the new Compass. Both these vehicles were launched digitally, and it’s very possible the Gladiator may be introduced to Filipinos in the same manner.
So, is a burly pickup truck based on the Jeep Wrangler something you’d be interested in, or would you rather stick with more established names in the segment? Let us know in the comments.