The first thoughts that that may hit you when you see the production-ready Jeep Gladiator pickup is “Thank God gas prices are down around $2.40 in some parts of the country,” and “no other brand could really pull this off."
Jeep is the life-blood of FCA, churning out wonderful profits from the Wrangler, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee. Now, as FCA has begun the phase-out of its sedans, it finally comes forth with the most un-sedan vehicle I can think of.
Cha Ching. Jeep lovers and loyalists will ring up the register for what is essentially a Wrangler pickup, with fully removable doors and a folding windshield. The
The Gladiator comes on an appropriately longer wheelbase that is 31 inches longer than that of the Wrangler Unlimited to cope with the pickup bed. It has solid axles rear and front, with a five-link coil rear suspension.