Official words are out that Jeep is planning on making an all-new production lineup and they are going to name it the 2018 Jeep Gladiator. The concept of their new pick-up model is echoing as thunder and is spreading like an epidemic. This was a concept which was first launched way back in 2005 and did earn a lot of respect in its respective segment. And this time around the American automakers will be hoping to repeat an encore with this new-gen 2018 Jeep Gladiator. As per internet renderings, this new model is believed to be modeled similarly as the legendary Wrangler SUV.
2018 Jeep Gladiator – High Quality and Rich Interior
The 2018 Jeep Gladiator will amaze its consumers with style and performance. There are rumors of this new pick-up comprising of a lengthy wheelbase. This is another characteristic which seems to have been picked up from the Wrangler. Furthermore, there are also speculations that the body could reduce its overall weight owing to the usage of lightweight construction components.
Up front, this 2018 Jeep Gladiator will have a bold look. Its front grille will comprise of 7 vertical air intakes ensuring better air passage. The body on circular-shaped headlights will likely be retained and active LED daytime running lights might come as a new addition. The frontal bumper is strong and comprises of fresh fog lights for occupant’s convenience.
Both front and rear wheel arches will come with metal cladding and are embedded with turn signals. Rugged exterior hinges on its doors and hood will serve as a reminiscent of Jeep’s good old days. The body of this new-gen 2018 Jeep Gladiator comprises of a boxy styling which will also add on the trademark Jeep charisma which fans usually associate with its models.
Alloy wheels hosting having large high-end for bumpy roads, fold down wield-shields, an expandable trunk, open-air canvas roof, and removable doors will also characterize the peripheral of this new-gen pick-up truck. At its back-end, fog lights and taillights may also see some improvements.
The interior cabin will be spacious and well equipped with GPS tracking system and satellite navigation. Cushioned seats with leather upholstery and contrast stitching will likely be seen. The seats will comprise of ample leg and shoulder room for better transportation. The central console, cup holders, rotary controls, door panels and AC vent will wear matte finishes.
The steering wheel will also wear leather coverings. The Jeep’s UConnet infotainment system will come upgraded with smartphone integration, voice activation, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. 12 volts USB ports for connectivity and charging might also come as standard.
The cabin will have the capacity to accommodate around 4-5 people and extra features such as cruise control system and multi-zone climate control system may also come as standard incorporations.
2018 Jeep Gladiator – Engine Specifications
Complete engine specifications of this 2018 Jeep Gladiator is still not available. But some insiders believe that it could comprise of a couple of power-packed engine options under its hood.
- The 1st engine option could be a 2.8 liter VM I4 engine mated with 5-speed automatic transmission. Power readings are believed to be around 160 HP. This will be the base engine.
The EPA rating of this engine is believed to be around 20 mpg in the city, 25 mpg in the city and 23 mpg combined.
- There is a 2nd more powerful engine which could come as optional. That engine is a 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Power outputs of this engine are expected to be somewhere around 290 HP and 270 lb-ft torque.
The EPA rating of this engine will be somewhere close to 19 mpg in the city, 24 mpg in freeways and 21 mpg combined. Also, buyers will be presented with the option of choosing RWD or 4-WD.
2018 Jeep Gladiator – Release Date, Price and Competition
The 2018 Jeep Gladiator is expected to come out by the commencement of 2018. However, if some delays do take place then a possible 2019 release could be on the cards. As for the price of this model, there are no such official details as of now. But tipsters hold that it could be somewhere around $26,000 to 29,000.