UPDATE: The Jeep Pickup Truck Will Reportedly Be Named the Gladiator
Tomorrow, the Jeep brand will unveil its long-awaited mid-size truck to the world at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Leading up to the reveal of this model, various reports suggested that it would bear the “Scrambler” moniker.
However, new evidence suggests that the truck will instead be called the 2020 Jeep Gladiator.
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The evidence originates from a website appropriately named JeepGladiatorForum. Not only did the website allegedly discover the vehicle’s official name, but it also obtained images of the Jeep Gladiator.
Users on JeepGladiatorForum insist that these pieces of information were originally posted on FCA’s official media website. For obvious reasons, FCA has since taken down the images and the listing of the Gladiator model name.
The images in question show a pickup that is obviously based on the Jeep Wrangler utility vehicle. This lines up with what we know about the upcoming Jeep truck model.
Furthermore, JeepGladiatorForum states that the images came accompanied by information about the truck. The obtained information sheet states that the Jeep Gladiator has a towing capacity of 7,650 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,600 pounds. The Gladiator will also reportedly come offered with a choice of two engines: a 3.6-liter V6 or a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6.
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Prior to these reports, most analysts agreed that the new Jeep pickup would likely be called the Jeep Scrambler. After all, that was the name of Jeep’s previous pickup truck model.
To find out what name the new Jeep pickup truck will actually bear, stay tuned. The News Wheel will be reporting on its reveal tomorrow.