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//The all-new Jeep Gladiator is coming to Tynan February/March 2020

The all-new Jeep Gladiator is coming to Tynan February/March 2020

The Jeep Gladiator has generated a large amount of buzz with many people excited to see what will come of Jeep’s first ute in a long time. The wait is almost over for Jeep’s five-seat dual-cab convertible pick-up truck, which is not far off its Australian launch. The Australian Gladiator will only be available in a petrol-engine at the time of this release, however, a diesel model is not off the cards for the future.

Interested in owning a Tynan Jeep Gladiator? Then come check out The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon from February 28th to March 1st, followed by the Jeep Gladiator Overland on March 3rd to 4th. So be sure to head into the dealership on these dates to get a closer look at this exciting new model!

Fill out the FORM to express your interest or give us a call on (02) 8545 8888. For more information about all Gladiator models then read more below

Australian journalists had the opportunity to drive US-spec Gladiators at a special preview drive event staged in New Zealand in December 2019. Here is a review from Marcus Craft, the editor for Adventure at CarsGuide on the Jeep Gladiator he drove at the event, the US-spec Jeep Gladiator Rubicon.

Australian journalists drove US-spec Gladiators at a special preview drive event staged in New Zealand in December 2019.
The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon has a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard Wrangler Rubicon features are all here including off-roading gear, a rock-stomping 77.2:1 crawl ratio, front and rear locking differentials and a swaybar disconnect system. Other features include cloth seats, 8.4-inch touch-screen multimedia system with sat-nav and the cluey ‘off-road pages’ mode, as well as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, LED lights, 230V inverter, and 17-inch alloys. Driver-assist aids include AEB, blind-spot monitoring, full-speed forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, tyre-pressure-monitoring, hill-start assist, hill descent control and more. The Rubicon also gets a forward-facing off-road camera to help find your way when taking on low-speed 4WDing.
Jeep’s global president Christian Meunier believes the Gladiator shares Wrangler DNA but is more like “a cousin” than “a brother” to the iconic 4WD. The front end is distinctively Wrangler-esque and the rest of it, well, looks like someone has force-rammed a ute tray onto the rear of a Wrangler. But before you get all offended on behalf of Jeeps everywhere – what I just wrote
was actually a compliment – this is a pretty cool-looking unit, with a real mission-ready presence.
The Gladiator is bigger than most utes on offer in Australia at the moment – except something like the Ram.The Gladiator is bigger than the majority of utes on offer in Australia at the moment, except something like the RAM, at 5539mm long, it’s massive. The Gladiator is designed by people who actually live the outdoors life, with it’s squared off, tough exterior and interior very easy to spend time in with all controls are easy to locate and operate – even if you’re busy bouncing around during hard-core off-roading at the time. The US-spec Gladiator has a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine (209kW@6400rpm and 353Nm@4400rpm) and eight-speed automatic transmission, a well-proven combination in the Wrangler proper and it turned out fine in the Gladiator as well, never often found wanting. 
The Pentastar V6 engine has plenty of punch, though it can be a bit flarey.
The interior fit and finish are top-notch and everything inside is solid and chunky and substantial, including all dials, knobs and switches. Storage solutions are adventure-prepped, such as tensioned net pockets on the doors and in the seat-backs, and small grippy spaces for your many bits and pieces. In terms of keeping devices charged and ready, there are two USB ports and a USB-C port up front and two for back-seat passengers.The US-spec, left-hand drive Gladiator is pretty composed on-road. We’ve driven the Wrangler Rubicon many times and it’s surprisingly good on-road and so it goes that the Gladiator, essentially a longer version of that, feels even more stable and settled in and around town, as well as during open-road cruising. As mentioned, the Pentastar V6 engine has plenty of punch and the eight-speed auto helps to generally deliver that evenly and at the right times. 
Its next-level off-road capability means that’s where it finds its sweet spot: off-road.
Its next-level off-road capability means that’s where it finds its sweet spot: off-road. Our Gladiator Rubicon was riding on 33-inch Falken Wildpeak A/Ts (all-terrains) on 17-inch wheels, but the most recent Australian Rubicons I was in were shod with BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tyres.
Pretty bloody good. For something straight out of the showroom, this will be one of the most capable 4WD utes available once it lands in Australia. It’s built rugged and capable with a body-on-frame design, reinforced chassis, coil springs, five-link suspension and the Gladiator has a 4×4 set-up that, in a standard vehicle, is second to none: 4:1 low-range (contributing to a 77.2:1 crawl ratio), front and rear diff-locks, heavy-duty third-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles, sway-bar disconnect, and decent off-road tyres.
It’s built rugged and capable with a body-on-frame design.The onboard off-road pages media-screen app, replete with ‘Drivetrain’, ‘Accessory gauges’ and ‘Pitch & Roll’, is pretty handy for keeping an eye on things – and for trying to max out the severity of the off-road angles you take on. Overall, the Gladiator is a good fun thing to drive and very capable.Because of the Gladiator’s 3487mm-long long wheelbase, you do have to drive with more concentrated focus over severe obstacles.The tray’s load space is 1442mm wide – 1137mm between the wheel-arches – and it is 1531mm long. Load height is 885mm at the tailgate. The Gladiator has a claimed 725kg payload and a maximum braked towing capacity of 3470kg*. (* These figures are based on US claimed capacities.)

For something straight out of the showroom, this will be one of the most capable 4WD utes available once it lands in Australia.

Fuel consumption – based on US claimed figures – is 13.1L/100km (combined). The Gladiator has an 83-litre fuel tank. The US Gladiator’s safety gear includes reversing camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind-spot Monitoring, a forward-facing off-road camera, and more. It has dual ISOFIX child seat anchor points and three top-tether attachments in the rear seat. The Jeep Wrangler has a three-star ANCAP rating, revised up from one star, so expect a similar rating for the Gladiator.
The Gladiator has a claimed 725kg payload – less than most dual-cab utes available in Australia.
The Wrangler has a five-year/100,000 km warranty, including unlimited kilometres, five-year capped-price servicing and lifetime roadside assistance as long as you get serviced by a Jeep dealer – so expect something similar for the Gladiator. Also expect a likely servicing schedule at six-month/12,000km intervals.
The Jeep Gladiator is great off-road, as expected, and surprisingly good on-road.
Verdict: The Jeep Gladiator is great off-road, as expected, and surprisingly good on-road. It’s built well, looks good, is a ton of fun!

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Source: CarsGuide.
2020-02-12T14:29:59+10:00February 5th, 2020|General News|