View Full Version : Jeep Gladiator Concept

01-08-2005, 10:38 PM
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01-08-2005, 10:42 PM
Press Release:<p><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/jeep/gladiator/gladiator_info.doc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/files/...o.doc</A>

01-08-2005, 10:44 PM
I'm assuming that this will be the next generation TJ/Wrangler? It will most likely be in 2-door SUV, 4-door SUV, and 2-door truck (as shown above). My initial reaction, looks great. Worried that the interior of the production model may be as archaic as the current TJ. Let's hope that DCX didn't cost cut this vehicle to death.

01-08-2005, 10:45 PM
Not necessarily. Jeep also has another concept debuting at noon tomorrow called the Hurricane, and that may be the next-gen Wrangler. We'll have to wait and see though..........

01-08-2005, 10:53 PM
Oh... maybe I jumped the gun. Either way, I do hope that the next generation TJ/Wrangler is more refined than today's offering.

Top Secret
01-08-2005, 11:01 PM
Do you know what I think? I reckon both the Gladiator and the Hurricane are two design proposals for the new Wrangler and then Jeep will find out which one has a more positive reaction to and then base the final production Wrangler on the winner.

01-09-2005, 08:12 AM
WOW, very nice. Jeep should bring this back as the Comanchee

01-09-2005, 08:31 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Gladiator looks like the shape of Wranglers to come, and rumor has it that's exactly what it is: a first try at getting the dimensions and shape of the next-generation Wrangler, due around 2006 (partly to meet new safety standards). We've been told that the Gladiator retains the classic Jeep live axles, with a similar 4x4 system and length, but with more width for better stability and comfort (the Gladiator is ten inches wider, but we suspect the actual increase will be half that). The suspension will be updated for additional capacity and safety, and we suspect some electronics will be thrown into the mix. If the Gladiator is any indication, ground clearance will also be considerably better - which will be helpful given the new competition from Hummers, Porsches, and the like.<p>The most clever feature for the "average car buyer" (rather than the hard core Jeep buyers who will be more thrilled by the diesel engine and greater width) is a new take on the midgate concept pioneered in the Chevrolet Avalanche. The cab's rear window rolls down into its divider, but, according to credible rumor, the seats then fold and tumble under the pickup bed, so that the bed itself is effectively six feet, eight inches long, extending into the cab. This is rather different from the Avalanche/Sport Trak setup.<p>We've also heard that there will be four doors, but the two rear doors will be partial-width - a suicide door on the passenger side for easier entry into the back seats, and, cleverly, a smaller door on the driver's side, to allow people to toss in their briefcase, backpack, gear, or dog.<p>If this is the shape of Wranglers to come, we suspect a big sales spike in one of the world's most fun-to-drive cars</TD></TR></TABLE><br>source: allpar

01-09-2005, 08:52 AM
Maybe it's just me.. but i don't like it... I'm sorry it's just to boxy but so is the original commanche, :p guess it wouldn't be so bad having one.. I just think that all jeeps look the same, but i guess if you changed the styling then some people wouldn't like them because that's the original style

01-09-2005, 01:28 PM
Could this be next front end of the Jeep Wrangler?

the future
01-09-2005, 01:52 PM
What's the difference between the Gladiator's front end and the Wrangler's front end? They look both the same. It would be boring if this was the front end of the Jeep Wrangler. If you look at the Jeepster and the Hurricane, you can see that there are many other possibilities to redesign the Wrangler. I hope that the Jeep designers will be creative enough!

01-10-2005, 09:06 AM
I am sure that the next Wrangler will have IFS following the Grand Cherokee & Liberty/Cherokee....<p>