The first 2020 Jeep Gladiator has rolled off the line in Toledo.
The moment has finally arrived. Fiat Chrysler has begun production of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and the very first one has been assembled at the Jeep manufacturing plant in Toledo, Ohio. And it doesn’t look like FCA is too concerned with keeping the momentous occasion under wraps because a bunch of photos and videos have started sprouting all over social media.
With the help of the Jeep Gladiator Forum, we get our first look at the very first 2020 Jeep Gladiator to roll off the assembly line. It’s a Rubicon model, natch, in Billet Silver paint and all the trimmings. Those include a Trail Rail system to keep whatever the new owner will want to keep stowed, along with a roll-out tonneau cover to keep the bed dry in the rain.
This also confirms that such options will be available for the Gladiator at launch, which we presume to be very soon at this point.
Our fancy Rubicon Gladiator will be put through its paces before it’s sent off for delivery. The first batch of Gladiators is almost certain to be for buyers that have pre-ordered one, or for dealers that are looking to have a big stock for when the new Jeep pickup finally goes on sale officially.
Jeep has previously revealed that the Gladiator will come with the same 3.6-L Pentastar V6 that powers the Wrangler, or a 3.0-L EcoDiesel V6 for those willing to wait until 2020. The Gladiator will come with all the modern fixings, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, forward-facing off-road camera, and adaptive cruise control.
The Rubicon will get the biggest UConnect infotainment screen available, which clocks in at 8.4 inches, while lower-trim models get 5 or 7-inch screens.
We should be hearing from Jeep on the Gladiator any day now, so stay tuned.