While Ford has just abandoned the idea of a Bronco pick-up in an attempt to overshadow the Jeep Gladiator, the latter has officially landed in France. Information that had been confirmed earlier in the year but Jeep has since remained surprisingly silent on the subject, while the category is hopelessly empty. An almost unique model, therefore, before the arrival of the Ineos Grenadier pick-up which should give it a lot of shade, in particular thanks to a slightly more “proven” mechanical part.
The Gladiator therefore has free rein. Much more efficient off-road than a simple 4×4 pick-up with its specific gears and more generous ride height, the Gladiator trusts the 3.0 V6 diesel with 264 hp and 600 Nm. An engine that can be found on good number of models at Stellantis, in particular on the other side of the Atlantic since 20% of Ram 1500 are sold with this block. The Pentastar 3.6 petrol V6 is, without much surprise, absent from the European catalog.
It is combined with the eight-speed automatic transmission (converter) and permanent all-wheel drive with short range and differential lock.
Only one offer in the catalog: the Overland Launch edition, invoiced at € 70,900, and richly endowed. As standard, we find the front and rear camera, heated seats, automatic air conditioning, keyless access, LED lights and the Alpine audio system.