Jeep launches new battle ready Gladiator in Australia

THE only convertible truck of its kind on offer in the world, the Jeep Gladiator, arrives in Australia this May. The Jeep Gladiator is built on the rich heritage of tough Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged capability and authentic Jeep design.

Australia is the first right-hand drive market on the planet to score the new vehicle, which marks the return of the Gladiator nameplate introduced for the first time back in 1963.

The new Jeep Gladiator sees the combination of a rugged utility vehicle with a unique open-air experience and superior on and off-road dynamics. It will be available in the range topping Rubicon and refined Overland trims.

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In addition, a special Launch Edition exclusive to the Australian market will also be offered. The Jeep Gladiator boasts a distinguished design that is instantly recognisable with an iconic heritage look.

Class leading 4×4 systems sit across the range, including the Rock-Trac active on-demand 4×4 system as standard on the Rubicon, and Selec-Trac 4×4 system standard on the Overland variant.

The Gladiator features a dual-Cab configuration with a durable five-foot steel bed with strong integrated tie-downs, providing versatility to bring all kinds of adventure equipment such as bicycles, dirt bikes, surfboards and ATVs.

More than 70 standard and available safety features include autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, front and side airbags, electronic roll mitigation, adaptive cruise control and speed limiter.

The full 2020 Jeep Gladiator range is available in Diamond Black, Bright White, Billet Silver Metallic, Firecracker Red, Sting Grey, Hydro Blue, Granite Crystal Metallic, as well as two new exclusive Gladiator colours; Gobi and Gator.

Both standard Jeep Gladiator variants come with the class-leading 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar petrol engine paired with the 8-Speed ZF automatic transmission, allowing for 2,721kg of max braked towing capacity.

An advanced fourth generation Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes as standard across the Jeep Gladiator range, while the Rubicon gets a forward-facing TrailCam off-road camera.

The Jeep Gladiator brings a truly unique offering to Australia, with pricing starting from $75,450 plus on-road costs. More than 70 MOPAR accessories will be available at launch to customise your shiny new truck.

Alongside the main model range, Jeep Australia is offering a limited run of 100 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition vehicles, built on a Jeep Gladiator fully-loaded Rubicon specification with limited edition badging and design accents.

The Launch Edition will be available in three colours, Diamond Black, Bright White and Firecracker Red, with body colour fenders and body colour hard top. It also scores 17-inch mid-gloss black alloy wheels, tailgate badging, and a leather-wrapped instrument panel.

Priced at $86,450 plus on-roads, Jeep has also added the Lifestyle Adventure add-on pack as standard. This adds such items as trail rails, under seat storage bins, a roll-up tonneau cover, spray-in bedliner, a wireless Bluetooth speaker and auxiliary switch bank.

Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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