Freshened Wrangler-based pickup will get new fashions, inside, and up to date tech.
By Ed Piotrowski
Images by Jill Ciminillo
Jeep unveiled an up to date model of its Gladiator pickup truck on the 2023 Detroit Auto Present. For 2024, this rig will sport freshened exterior styling, a totally revised inside, and a pair of latest trim ranges.
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2024 Jeep Gladiator
Gladiator is a stretched model of the 4-door Wrangler Limitless SUV with a 5-foot pickup mattress on the again. As with many merchandise bought by Jeep-parent Stellantis, the Gladiator identify comes from the model’s previous, particularly a sequence of pickups that had been in manufacturing from 1962-1971. The moniker additionally appeared on an idea car that made the auto present circuit in 2005. When the present iteration obtained the go-ahead, there was lot of hyper surrounding it. It had a quick begin out of the gate and regardless of provide and manufacturing points from the COVID-19 pandemic, greater than 200,000 models discovered houses from 2019 via 2021. Gross sales have cooled since then so Jeep officers are hoping the up to date 2024 mannequin will re-ignite client curiosity.
The 2024 Gladiator sees an up to date model of Jeep’s signature seven-slot grille and new wheel designs. The truck will proceed with its open-air design its convertible roof, fold-flat windshield, and detachable doorways. Beneath the hood, there aren’t any adjustments, with all fashions reprising a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Guide-transmission followers can breathe a sigh of aid as a 6-speed, three-pedal combo stays commonplace with an 8-speed computerized persevering with as an choice. Most payload and towing capacities are 1,725 and seven,700 kilos, respectively. Jeep was mum on any plans for an electrified model.
The 2024 roster ascends via Sport, Sport S, Willys, Mojave, Mojave X (new), Rubicon, and Rubicon X (new). The Mojave and Mojave X are designed for play in desert environments with a particular suspension carry and tuning. Rubicon variants are probably the most off-road succesful with 4:1 low-range gearing, 84:1 crawl ratio, 33-inch all-terrain tires, entrance and rear locking differentials, the power to ford water as much as 31.5 inches deep, and most floor clearance of 11.6 inches.
The redesigned inside is the place Jeep targeted most of its consideration for the 2024 Gladiator. The infotainment display screen jumps to 12.3 inches with a brand new backlight designed for better legibility in full daylight. It sports activities Stellantis’ well-integrated Uconnect 5 software program suite with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto together with Jeep’s Journey Guides that gives built-in maps for varied off-road trails throughout america. Greater than 60 routes are included, and house owners will pay an extra subscription price to unlock an extra 3,000 guides. The Mojave X and Rubicon X get options like heated 12-way energy entrance seats, an upgraded audio system, Nappa-brand leather-based upholstery, and an built-in entrance off-road digital camera.
Pricing and availability weren’t introduced on the present, however count on the bottom Sport to test in above $40,000 with a loaded Rubicon X breaking $75,000.
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The 2024 Gladiator appears like it should construct upon its predecessor’s strong basis of mixing the Wrangler’s type and fun-to-drive nature with added pickup utility. Pricing stays our largest concern, although this in all probability isn’t pushing aside too many consumers, particularly since Jeep is dialing up the “luxurious” with the brand new Mojave X and Rubicon X variants.
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