Days ahead of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator are leaking. The mid-size pickup truck will make its official debut in 10 days at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. However, you don’t have to wait that long to find out what’s cooking. No, because I’ve managed to find out everything about the Wrangler-based pickup. Moreover, I have the official images and specs of the upcoming vehicle.
I have to say that I was pretty sure that the mid-size truck comes with three engine options, but that’s not going to be the case. Instead, the base 2020 Jeep Gladiator will be paired with the pretty familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. There will be no Wrangler’s new turbo-four engine available, but the potential drivers will be able to purchase the 2020 Gladiator Diesel. The option will use the familiar and amazing 3.0-liter diesel V6. The oil-burner comes paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission only, while the gasoline model gets a six-speed manual gearbox as an option.
The leaked document doesn’t reveal any output numbers of the engines, but it does suggest that both of them are going to feature a standard start/stop system. Plus, the automaker suggests that the 5-foot steel bed is going to provide a 1,600-payload capacity, while the pickup truck should be able to tow up to 7,650 pounds.
Just like the Wrangler, the 2020 Gladiator will have a countless door and top configurations. The vehicle will be loaded with over 80 safety and security features, while both 7.0-inch and 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect come fitted with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Also, the Rubicon models will get a forward-facing camera in order to provide better rock-crawling visibility. Off-road capabilities will be undisputed of course. It’s enough for you to know that the 2020 Jeep Gladiator comes fitted with Command-Trac and Rock-Trac four-wheel-drive systems, and with Dana 44 axles, electric front- and rear-axle lockers. Not to mention standard limited-slip differential, 4:1 low-range transfer case, electronic sway-bar disconnect, and 33-inch off-road tires, as well as 30 inches of water fording ability.