Based on Wrangler, new 2018 Jeep Gladiator adds excitement to new truck lineup. Upcoming season is going to be one of the most interesting ever. Not only Jeep is coming out with many new models, but also competition. That means only one – buyers will be in benefit. However, companies must be careful in market analysis. This could be decisively when the truck hits the salons. New Gladiator is stylish and excellent performer. This is good start, but buyers got used to it. Nevertheless, company is going to offer some new features and option for 2018. However, details are not available yet, but pickup will share some parts with other models.
2018 Jeep Gladiator changes
Since debut of the 2018 Jeep Gladiator is scheduled for this year, designers don’t have too much time for improvements. Since truck is very similar to Wrangler, we expect similar elements on both models. Grille and bumpers are almost the same as for its relative. Nevertheless, some unique lines and parts are coming on Gladiator. Wheelbase is longer. Parts have more aluminum and steel in it. On the other hand, Gladiator is going to be significantly lighter than its sibling. Furthermore, classic look of the Jeep trucks is there in 2018 season on Gladiator pickup.
2018 Jeep Gladiator engine
Drivetrain of the 2018 Jeep Gladiator is also a mystery. Launching is very close, but company is still quiet on details. That means engineers could be still in dilemma. Some reports are saying about 2.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. This diesel drivetrain can produce 170 horses and 300 lb-ft of torque. Petrol engine is also likely to take position under the hood in some trims. Nevertheless, there are no clear info about it, except it comes later than base unit. Transmission, either manual or automatic, has 6 gears. Although there is not too much time, Jeep could develop new ZF eight-speed automatic transmission for petrol powertrain.
2018 Jeep Gladiator arrival and price
The 2018 Jeep Gladiator with diesel drivetrain is coming in mid-2017. Gasoline model will appear next year, according to stories. Nevertheless, expected price is around $30,000. Info about gasoline model will come later. However, price of this version could cost just a little bit more.