Meet the Jeep Gladiator Extreme Military-Grade Truck
Jeep can trace its legendary history back to the battlefields of World War II — and the automaker isn’t content to rest on its laurels when it comes to living up to that battle-tested legacy. The automaker has forged the new Jeep Gladiator into a light tactical concept vehicle called the Jeep Gladiator Extreme Military-Grade Truck, or XMT.
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Teaming up with AM General
AM General, another company with a storied military history, has collaborated with Jeep to bring this concept vehicle to life. Jim Morrison, Head of the Jeep Brand in North America, is quite excited for the team-up. “The Jeep brand has an important military heritage, so we couldn’t be happier that AM General expressed interest in creating the Gladiator XMT,” he said.
Even if you haven’t heard of AM General before, you’re certainly familiar with the company’s iconic Humvee. Currently, AM General is working with Jeep to further enhance the Gladiator’s versatility and off-road capability.
About the Gladiator XMT
Upfitted with a mixture of commercially available and custom parts, the Gladiator XMT is designed to perform under extreme conditions. It’s a trail-rated beast that boasts the segment-exclusive electronic sway bar disconnect, Tru-Lok electric axle lockers, and standard 33-inch off-road tires. It’s ready to serve as everything from a mobile command center to a personnel transport carrier. For maximum versatility, it offers both diesel and gasoline models. The 2020 Gladiator is a natural choice for a military vehicle. This supremely capable truck boasts a 1,600-pound payload capacity and a 7,650-pound towing capacity. Plus, it has impressive approach, departure, and breakover angles, alongside tow hooks, skid plates, locking differentials, and an advanced 4×4 system, making it ideal for tearing through off-road environments
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Kimiko Kidd is a native Daytonian. She graduated from Wright State University with degrees in environmental science and sociology. She loves her trusty old Honda Civic, but dreams of owning a 1974 Ford Falcon XB with a custom paint job and a vintage Kawasaki Z1000. In her free time, Kimiko can be found watercolor-painting, baking muffins, collecting rocks, playing old-school Nintendo games, writing her novel, sewing stuffed animals, and cosplaying as her favorite Mad Max characters. See more articles by Kimiko.