Launched in early May there are three models, a Launch edition, the Rubicon and the Overland, which we tested in a Hydro Blue, and is priced from $75,450 plus the usual add on costs.
It’s a big Ute at over 5.5m in length and nearly 3.5m in wheelbase. That sits between normal Utes like the Isuzu D-MAX and the RAM 1500.
Gladiator is powered by a 3.6L V6 Petrol engine with a bot over 200kw of power. It’s good to drive with a 8 sp automatic and of course the Jeep Select trac 4WD System It also has better fuel economy than I expected.
Jeep have trail rated the Gladiator so you know its good off road.
Overland comes with a long list of safety, comfort and infotainment and connectivity features and is more luxurious than most Utes. Its one for the enthusiasts
Im Rob Fraser
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