A few months after the Wrangler, it is now the Gladiator’s turn to undergo a summary overhaul. The Jeep pickup truck gains slightly in refinement and safety in addition to sporting a slightly redesigned grille.
You will therefore have understood that this mid-term update is nothing exceptional, which fits with the rather cautious philosophy of this brand in connection with its 4 X 4s on ladder chassis. Aesthetically, the grille with seven openings allows better cooling of the mechanics in addition to presenting a little more refinement with its textured black.
However, it is inside that the changes are more notable. There, we discover a new 12.3-inch multimedia touch screen allowing you to control the excellent Uconnect 5 system. The radio antenna is now integrated into the frame of the windshield, a detail that will make it easier to negotiate with vegetation near off-road trails. Finally, side airbags are added both front and rear. An essential safety feature, it goes without saying.
The year 2024 also marks the disappearance of the 3L V6 EcoDiesel which does not have an excellent reliability record. Only the 3.6L Pentastar V6 (285 hp) remains, an engine that can be mated to a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. On sale in Canada by the end of the year.