Late last year, Jeep Philippines announced that the Gladiator pick-up truck will be launched in the country sometime this year. Now, after making its global launch in New Zealand last December, Jeep Philippines stated that the 2020 Gladiator will be arriving soon.
No exact details have been revealed yet by the automaker. But according to Luxury Cars Manila, the PH-spec Gladiator will supposedly be available in Rubicon and Sport trim models. The former will reportedly be priced at PhP 4,790,000 while the latter will purportedly retail for PhP 3,890,000.
There are no specifications available yet for the two Gladiator variants. More than likely, however, the local-spec models may come with Fox shock absorbers, front and rear skid plates, heavy-duty steel front and rear bumpers, large off-road style alloy wheels wrapped in 32-inch tires, and massive wheel arches.
Like the Wrangler, the Gladiator will get the same cabin layout. A choice of either a 7-inch or 8.4inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment could be available, along with the satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, as well as Bluetooth. Other features like automatic climate control, USB-C port, and 230V A/C charging outlet may be part of the interior package as well.
Under the hood, the Gladiator is powered by the familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. The naturally-aspirated six-cylinder puts out 289 PS along with 352 Nm of torque. Power is then transferred to an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual select. A Selec-Trac (or Rock-Trac) 4x4 system, a two-speed transfer case with a long-range transfer box, locking differentials, and heavy-duty Dana front and rear axles allow the Gladiator to go anywhere it pleases no matter the terrain.
When will Jeep Philippine officially launch the 2020 Gladiator? There's no date yet but given that the supposed pricing of the pick-up truck is already out, it might be sooner than later.