The highly anticipated Jeep Gladiator is due to arrive in New Zealand this August 2020. Marking the return of the Gladiator nameplate introduced back in 1963. The Gladiator seamlessly combines rugged utility with a unique open-air experience and superior on and off-road dynamics.

The Jeep Gladiator is the latest iteration in a long line of Jeep trucks that began back in 1947 when Willys Overland introduced a one-tonne truck with four-wheel drive based on the CJ-2A. With more than 40 years of rich heritage to draw from, the Jeep Gladiator is the latest in a long line of Jeep trucks.

“We are very excited to be launching the all new Jeep Gladiator in New Zealand. The versatility and functionality of the Jeep Gladiator will ensure it fits in seamlessly to New Zealanders adventurous lifestyles, whilst maintaining the iconic capabilities and design cues of the class leading Jeep Wrangler.”

Sarah Williams, Ateco Group New Zealand Marketing Manager.

If you’re interested in the New Jeep Gladiator. You can sign up at the Jeep New Zealand

Both Jeep Gladiator variants come with the class-leading 3.6-litre V6 (209kW & 247Nm) Pentastar petrol engine, engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque, an essential trait needed for extreme off-roading. Paired with the 8-Speed ZF-Automatic Transmission, allowing for 2,721kg of max braked towing capacity. The Gladiator boasts a class leading 4WD systems, including the Rock-Trac Active On-Demand® 4×4 System as standard on the Rubicon, and Selec-Trac® 4×4 System standard on the Overland variant.

Dual-Cab configuration that features a durable five-foot steel bed with strong integrated tie-downs, providing versatility to bring all kinds of adventure equipment such as bicycles, dirt bikes, surfboards and ATVs. Perfect for any Kiwi adventure.

The Gladiator is looking out for you with over 70 standard and available safety features. Including full speed collision warning plus, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, front and side airbags, electronic roll mitigation, adaptive cruise control and speed limiter.

The Jeep Gladiator’s interior combines authentic styling, versatility, comfort and intuitive features, with precision craftsmanship and high-quality materials found throughout the cabin. The heritage-inspired centre stack features a clean, sculpted form that complements the horizontal dashboard design. A hand-wrapped instrument panel features a soft-touch surface with accent stitching on the Jeep Gladiator Overland model, whilst the Rubicon variant features “Redical Red” paint on the dashboard’s mid-bolster. Functional features, including climate and volume control knobs, media charging and connectivity ports, and Engine Stop Start (ESS) control are all sculpted for quick recognition and are easily within reach of the front-seat occupants.

Advanced fourth generation Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes as standard across the Jeep Gladiator range. Forward-facing TrailCam Off-Road Camera comes as standard on the Rubicon variant, allowing oncoming obstructions on trails to be easily seen.

Rugged body-on-frame design is the foundation for legendary Jeep truck utility and durability
The Jeep Gladiator utilises a variety of ways to optimise ride, handling and sound characteristics while optimising fuel economy even while towing and hauling. Utilising a body-on-frame design and featuring a superbly engineered five-link suspension system, the Jeep Gladiator delivers on capability, with composed on-road driving dynamics and passenger safety.

If your interested in the Jeep Gladiator sign up for updates on the Jeep website here.

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