The Jeep pickup truck is back! And it’s called the Gladiator. Yes, the Gladiator. Along with the FCA group’s other awesome nomenclature (Demon, Hellcat
Based on the same body-on-frame chassis as the latest Wrangler, the Gladiator is nothing short of an absolute beast. Being nearly a meter longer than an equivalent crew-cab Wrangler—and featuring a 1.5-meter bed—it’s a
Built by America’s foremost off-road enthusiasts, it ought to monster all the terrain when you go off the beaten track, just like baby brother Wrangler. The Glad will be offered with either
Depending on what spec you opt for, two different all-wheel-drive systems are available. Both will offer full-time torque management, and the Gladiator will be equipped with electric front- and rear-axle locks, a slippy diff, electronic sway-bar disconnect, 17-inch wheels, 33-inch off-road tires, and 282mm of ground clearance. News that’ll no doubt make any mud-plugger froth with excitement.
Better than that, you can also peel it like an orange and skin the roof, doors, and rear windscreen if you really want to see and feel the elements. Then you can utilize all that room and fill it with outdoor-y things like kayaks, bikes or a tray full of climbing gear to scale El Capitan. Or, if you’re not outdoorsy, shopping.
Although approach angles are the same as the current Wrangler, all that extra length out back means the
The Gladiator is the byproduct of
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.