New Jeep® Gladiator: The most capable Jeep pickup ever!

Legendary 4×4 capability and authentic design builds on rich Jeep® brand’s pickup heritage to create the 2022 Jeep Gladiator. Offering clever functionality and versatility, an advanced fuel-efficient powertrain, and open-air freedom, the Gladiator is also loaded with safety features and intuitive technology to make it a compelling bakkie for the South African market.

Here’s the new Jeep Gladiator in a nutshell:

  • Legendary capability with Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems, third-generation Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential, segment-exclusive electronic sway-bar disconnect and off-road tyres.
  • Up to 800mm of water-fording
  • Double cab configuration features a durable five-foot steel bed with covered external power source and strong integrated tie-downs, providing versatility for flexible cargo options
  • Modern, authentic design instantly recognisable as a Jeep:

o   Iconic keystone-shaped grille, round headlamps and square tail lamps

o   Rugged-yet-distinguished design bolsters aerodynamics

o   Convenient fold-down windshield for off-road purists

o   The only true open-air 4×4 pickup truck with easy-to-use premium soft top and hardtop

o   Dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations

  • Lightweight, high-strength aluminium doors, hinges, hood, fenders, windshield frame and tailgate help curtail weight and boost fuel economy
  • Suspension tuned to optimise on-road handling and ride comfort without sacrificing off-road capability, payload or towing capability
  • Advanced fuel-efficient powertrain, tried and tested in the Jeep Wrangler: 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine with Engine Stop-Start (ESS) mated to eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Fourth-generation Uconnect system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 8.4-inch touchscreen with pinch-and-zoom capability

Advanced fuel-efficient powertrains

The all-new Jeep Gladiator offers the proven 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine delivering 209kW and 347Nm of torque and features ESS as standard equipment. It is engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque, an essential trait needed for extreme off-roading.

The Jeep Gladiator benefits from the popular V6 engine’s low-range torque, which is needed when out on the trails or during demanding conditions, such as hauling cargo or towing a trailer.

Eight-speed automatic transmission

The Jeep Gladiator offers an eight-speed automatic transmission, enabling the vehicle to optimise engine output while on the trails or enjoying smooth, efficient power delivery at highway speeds.

A unique set of two overdrive ratios improve open road fuel economy and reduce overall noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels.

Uniquely suited to the requirements of the Gladiator Rubicon model, the eight-speed automatic transmission delivers a 77.2:1 crawl ratio. The towing and 4×4 performance benefits from a 4.7:1 first gear ratio coupled with a 4.1:1 final drive.

Selec-Speed Control is standard with the eight-speed automatic transmission and manages vehicle speed in “4LO” while traversing off-road terrain without requiring throttle or brake input, allowing the driver to focus on steering. Selec-Speed Control is activated using a button on the dashboard and can be adjusted from 1-8km/h simply by using the AutoStick shift control.

Retail Price: R 1,259,900

Maintenance Plan: 3yr/100,000 Km

Warranty Plan: 5yr/100,000 Km

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