Jeep’s Easter Safari is bringing something that we never thought we’d see: a 2-door Gladiator.
When the Gladiator was announced, it was revealed that it would come in crew cab and crew cab only. This was a disappointment to some, as while crew cabs are far and away the most popular option for pickup trucks, there are still regular cab adherents out there that would rather have additional space in the bed and a slightly easier time parking at the mall.
Jeep has heard your complaints, and so for the upcoming Jeep Easter Safari in Moab, Utah, a brand new 2-door concept is ready to be unveiled.
It is called the Jeep J6, and while the name harkens back to the CJ Wrangler pickups of the ‘70s, the J6 itself is a modern Gladiator with a shortened wheelbase, a longer bed, and the back half of the cab removed. Behold the two-door Gladiator in all it’s tiny glory.
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The wheelbase is 118.4 inches, which is about the same as the current Jeep Wrangler. The bed has an extra 12-inches tacked on thanks to the lack of rear seats. It also has a brand new prototype sport/roll bar in the bed and is painted Metallic Brilliant Blue to look just like the 1978 Jeep Honcho.
Helping with the J6’s off-road cred is a 2-inch lift and 17-inch beadlock wheels with 37-inch all-terrain tires. Bolted to the front bumper is a prototype two-inch steel stinger bar as well as more steel tubes on the J6’s rock rails.
Under the hood is the same 3.6-L Pentastar V6 that we know and love, but it’s given a cold-air intake for a little added pep.
Now, keep in mind this is still just a concept that was more designed to evoke feelings of nostalgia than anything else. But this concept’s existence does mean that FCA knows exactly how to make a 2-door Gladiator in the future should they ever so desire. If the Gladiator performs well, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a 2-door version show up sometime in 2020.