Stellantis is prepared to deliver its most recent news as the 2023 North American International Auto Show is currently under way in Detroit. The Jeep Gladiator will be upgraded for 2024, just like the Wrangler before it, with new fascias, increased safety equipment, and updated standard features. Here is all the information you require regarding the new Jeep pickup.
Since the Gladiator’s launch in 2019, this is the first significant update, and Jeep wasted no time in changing the truck’s design. The 2024 Wrangler’s seven-bar grille, which is contemporary yet recognizable, was modified, and this truck does the same. The vertical bars have a distinct lack of body colour and a varied spacing between them. LED lighting is selected throughout the portfolio for 2024, as well as an integrated antenna in the windshield. The brand has also added seven new wheel designs for 2024, which support either 32 or 33-inch rubber. Customers will also have nine interior colors to choose from: Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal, Silver Zynith, High Velocity, Hydro Blue, Sarge, Bright White, Black, and the new Anvil hue.
There will be Sport, Sport S, Willys, Mojave, and Rubicon trim levels available for the 2024 Gladiator. The Mojave X and Rubicon X trim options, which are part of the new update, are also added to the truck. A full-time transfer case, modular steel bumpers with built-in off-road cameras, and front seats with Nappa leather trim are included in these even more extreme versions. These chairs have been tested to withstand major water or sand intrusion and are really powered for the first time in a Gladiator. The Willys model also comes with three distinct upfit packages from AEV, which assist in converting the vehicle into a properly equipped 4×4. Additionally, all 2024 Jeep Gladiator models will be equipped with side-curtain airbags in both rows, a nice improvement to the vehicle’s safety features. Game S and higher trim levels will also come standard with advanced cruise control and forward collision warning systems
The Gladiator does not have as many engine choices from Stellantis as the Wrangler does. The 3.6-liter V-6 is the only possible powerplant for the new Gladiator because the 3.0-liter diesel will be phased out after 2023. The engine has a six-speed manual transmission and generates 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Of course, customers have the option to select an eight-speed automatic if they so desire.
The Gladiator has best-in-class payload and towing figures at 1750 and 7700 pounds, so don’t be fooled by the Pentastar’s traditional approach. Customers can choose a truck specifically suited to their preferred style of off-roading thanks to the lineup’s four available four-wheel-drive systems. Dana 44 axles at both ends allow the vehicle to also provides the Jeep performance we’ve come to love. That includes 31.5 inches of water fording capability and 11.6 inches of ground clearance. The truck’s max approach, breakover and departure angles are set at 44.7 degrees, 20.9 degrees, and 26 degrees.
The new Wrangler’s redesigned interior design is also carried over to the Gladiator, which also features the larger 12.3-inch infotainment system supported by Uconnect 5. Although the layout itself is quite similar, the update adds some useful functions. The Adventure Guides incorporating Trails Offroad system, an integrated trail map system, stands out among these aspects the most. With user-updated information on over 3000 trails, the setup replaces outdated trail apps. Customers will be able to try out the program for free for up to 62 trials before having to subscribe to receive the full service. On some versions, a seven-inch digital gauge cluster is also an option, and all trims come standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Stellantis is still to to share full pricing details related to the updated Gladiator lineup, but don’t expect to wait much longer. The automaker says that the trucks are available to order as of the launch event, with customer models slated to arrive before year’s end. With more mid-size trucks dipping toes into the off-road segment as of late, it should be interesting to see if the Gladiator can retain its rabid fanbase.