Jeep Gladiator images leak online
Jeep Gladiator images leak online
Posted on November 22, 2018
I think this is the last time I’m going to mention the new Jeep before its official unveiling at the end of the month. This is a big one though so I couldn’t really let it go without mentioning it. After the previous leak in the ‘Jeep Scrambler may actually be called the Gladiator’, we saw an accidental leak of a few details. This time it’s a leak of images.
It was the guys over at the renamed Jeep Gladiator Forum that spotted them. The ever-vigilant gang on the forum found the supposedly official images on the FCA media site like the listing from before. While normally reliable, I’m really not sure about these images.
Aside from the Gladiator forum overlay looking obviously added on, the images don’t look even remotely convincing. I’m no Photoshop expert but they look all wrong. The Jeep in the sunset image looks placed there, as it does in a couple of the other images. Only the main shot with the Gladiator sitting on rocks and the grey shot from the rear look real. The others look like a high school media project.
I think someone may be trying to muddy the waters in the lead up to the LA Auto Show. I think these images have been created by someone wanting to cause mischief and add a little fuel to the already white hot fire around the Gladiator. I believed the spec sheet leak as it looks real and certainly looked like other spec sheets dealers get. These images? I’m not so sure.
The Jeep Gladiator name seems to have stuck. It is reasonable to think that this is the actual name and that the images to bear some resemblance to what we will see at the show. As for the rest? Your guess is as good as mine.
According to the same leak as these images, we will get:
- Legendary 4x4 Capability, Authentic Design Builds on Rich Jeep Truck Heritage, Best-in-class Towing and 4x4 Payload, Clever Functionality and Versatility, Advanced Fuel-efficient Powertrains, Open-air Freedom and Loaded with Safety Features and Intuitive Technology
- Unmatched capability with Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4x4 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 33-inch off-road tires
- Unmatched crawl ratios
- Up to 30 inches of water fording
- Best-in-class towing and 4x4 payload:
- Up to 7,650 pounds of towing capacity
- Up to 1,600 pounds of payload capacity
- Crew 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 recognizable as a Jeep:
- Iconic keystone-shaped grille, round headlamps and square tail lamps
- Rugged-yet distinguished design bolsters aerodynamics
- Convenient fold-down windshield for off-road purists
- The only true open-air 4x4 pickup truck with easy-to-use premium soft top and two hardtops
- Dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations
- Lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors, hinges, hood, fenders, windshield frame and tailgate help curtail weight and boost fuel economy
- Suspension tuned to optimize on-road handling and ride comfort without sacrificing off-road capability, payload or towing capability
- Advanced fuel-efficient powertrains:
- 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with Engine Stop-Start (ESS)
- Eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission
- 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with ESS and an eight-speed automatic transmission available in 2020
- Fourth-generation Uconnect system includes Apple Carplay, Android Auto and the choice of 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-zoom capability
- Forward-facing off-road camera available on Rubicon allows obstructions on the trail to be easily seen
- Packed with more than 80 available advanced safety and security features
Taken directly from Jeep Gladiator Forum.
We don’t have long to wait until we learn the truth. Until then there is the always dependable Jeep Wrangler. That vehicle never lets us down!