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Waited a long time. Jeep has introduced in the US pickup Gladiator

Built on the base model Jeep Wrangler Gladiator showed the audience on the opened on the eve of the motor show in Los Angeles.

The car is built on the same chassis as the last generation Jeep Wrangler, but the truck increased wheelbase and rear overhang.

The design uses aluminum and steel parts, and customers can choose between a machine with hard and soft roof, but the cabin is only 2-row.

The truck was 1.5-metre-long cargo platform, which in addition to attachment points for cargo mounted socket 110V, which allows you to connect various electrical appliances with power up to 400 watts. The highlight of the interior is the rear bench which is folded to provide extra space for storage.

To equip Gladiator Jeep similar Jeep Wrangler like comfort systems and security systems. Depending on the trim level and additional features of the new Gladiator offers over 80 active and passive safety systems. The new model will be available at the start of sales with a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar with a 6-speed manual transmission or 8-speed automatic. In 2020, appears 260-horsepower 3-liter diesel engine with automatic transmission.

According to a press release, Jeep is very proud of his new product. Tim Kunicki, head of the Jeep brand, even says that it is “the perfect vehicle for any adventure outdoors”.

Depending on trim levels — Sport or Gladiator Gladiator Gladiator Overland and Rubicon — will be different all-wheel drive and off road capability of a pickup truck on the roads. In addition, the configuration will also depend on the body type — hard or soft roof and the possibility of its transformation.

Production of new items will be launched at the plant in Toledo, Ohio, where until April 2018 produced old Jeep Wrangler. Supply pickups to customers will begin in the second quarter of 2019. It is noted that the first rumors about the new truck appeared over 10 years ago.

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