Photos of Jeep's hotly anticipated new pickup have been leaked, giving us our first real look at the truck we now know will be called “Gladiator.”
It looks pretty much like you'd expect a Jeep pickup to look: basically a Wrangler
four-door with a five-foot bed on the back for hauling stuff.
The photos are from the Jeep media site, where they were uploaded early and then promptly taken down. The same thing happened earlier this week when the name ‘Gladiator' appeared on FCA's website. The JeepGladiatorForums
spotted them immediately.
On top of having a truck bed, the Gladiator still retains the removable roof and doors of the JL Wrangler, making this a true Jeep. Two hard-top designs will be available along with a soft top, and the windshield will still fold down for the complete outdoor experience.
Powertrain options were also leaked, and they will fall in line with the JL Wrangler. That means you'll be offered either a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or possibly the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that will be made available in 2020.
Both engine options can be coupled to an eight-speed automatic, while only the gasoline one can accept the six-speed manual.