The Jeep Gladiator is a lifestyle pick-up with all the capability of the famed Wrangler. It is an authentic statement of Jeep brand heritage, featuring the historic box side-mounted spare of past models. This “Flexible Utility Truck,” featuring an open-air canvas top, an expandable truck bed and a stow-away rear-seat cushion, has a rugged functionality only found in Jeep.
The Gladiator features part-time 4WD and is powered by a 163hp/295lb.ft. 2.8L turbodiesel engine.
Preliminary word is that the Gladiator will appear in person at the 2005 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show) in January. We'll be sure to get photos as soon as we can of the real thing.