Jeep Gladiator arrives in PH with two variants and P3.89-M starting price

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by Drei Laurel | Jul 11, 2020
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The Jeep Gladiator has finally been launched in the Philippine market, almost seven months after Jeep Philippines first announced it would be bringing in the American pickup truck.

Locally, the model will be available in two variants: the Gladiator Sport and the Gladiator Rubicon. Both come equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine capable of up to 285hp at 6,400rpm and 352Nm of torque at 4,800rpm, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Check out the official prices below:

2020 Jeep Gladiator

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  1. Jeep Gladiator Sport – P3,890,000
  2. Jeep Gladiator Rubicon – P4,790,000

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Outside, the two variants are separated by more prominent use of black plastic in the lower-spec Sport, as well as different finishes for the wheels. The Rubicon also gets steel bumpers, rock rails, and skid plates. While the Rubicon is the better-equipped of the two, both carry the same rugged design and massive frame that makes the Gladiator one of the toughest-looking models in its segment. The vehicle also boasts a five-foot truck bed, as well as 60/40 rear seats that can be folded down flat.

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Inside, the cabin flaunts a no-frills vibe with some playful use of color. The Rubicon gets an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system (which is rubberized for water resistance) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and an Alpine sound setup, while the Sport gets a smaller five-inch screen. Off-road goodies include Off-Road Plus Mode, Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect, Selec-Speed Control, a Fox suspension setup, and traction control.

So, is the Gladiator now the most hardcore pickup truck in the market? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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