Jeep Gladiator arrives in Europe
Jeep has opened its pre-order books for the Gladiator in Europe, offering the truck with only one engine and a humble selection of trims.
Responsible for the propulsion is a Multijet 3.0 V6, a turbo diesel engine rated at 264 PS (260 hp / 194 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The naturally aspirated, gas-chugging Pentastar 3.6 V6 is not and will not be available. Selec-Trac AWD links to a dual-range transfer case and Dana 44 axles.
The base trim is called Spec, while the top one is Overland. However, the Launch Edition will be the first to hit showroom floors with 18-inch alloys, hardtops painted either black or to match the body, black leather, an Alpine Premium audio system, a storage compartment under the second seat row, and a truck bed with a special finish and tonneau cover. Customers will be able to choose from nine available main colors and opt for a cloth top if they want that one.
Standard equipment includes LED lighting, a Uconnect infotainment system with a 7-inch touch-enabled display, a reversing camera, parking assist, and a plathora of driving aids. Paid options range from a larger 8.4-inch display and sat-nav to adaptive cruise control, a dash camera, AEB, bling zone monitor and auto high beam. Mopar lists more than 200 accessories for the model.
Prices remain to be announced for each specific country, but in Italy, a Gladiator Overland will set you back €54,700 before options and a Launch Edition €58,700.
Editor Andrew Raspopov