The new pickup is getting ready for the Old Continent and for that occasion, we are about to see a couple of interesting novelties. Of course, the first one that comes to mind is the engine. Since European drivers prefer oil-burners, the new truck will come as 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel in this part of the world. The company already has everything ready and the new version is expected to debut later in the year.
At this point, we don’t know much about other exclusive features, except for the start/stop system, which is expected to be part of the standar equipment. When it comes to the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel release date, the new version is expected to hit the European market later in the year. On the other side, it is still unknown whether this model will be offed in North America or not.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel Engines
When it comes to the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel specs, the engine will be the only difference compared to the current model that rides in North America. At this point, we know for sure that the oil-burner will be offered in Europe. The availability in the rest of the world is uncertain. In any case, the new version will come with a familiar 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which comes from the Italian company called VM Motori. It is the same engine you can find in the Ram 1500, Grand Cherokee etc. For this occasion, the engine will be tuned to 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque.
The engine will be coupled with an 8-speed transmission, which will send power to all wheels. With such numbers, we expect nothing but great performances. Of course, besides the great fuel economy, this engine will provide great towing capabilities. Still, the latest reports suggest the max towing capacity will be slightly lower compared to the V6 model. To remind you, the V6 model is good for about 7.500 pounds.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel Design
In terms of base design characteristics, things will remain pretty much untouched. Other than the engine, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel will feature the same features and characteristics as gasoline models. This includes mechanics, size, as well as aesthetics. The crew cab layout will be the only body style in the offer, while removable top and doors are something we used to from the legendary Wrangler and now also from its pickup iteration.
The interior design also remains the same, heavily based on the legendary SUV. It’s a combination of modern and retro elements, good looking but durable at the same time. Thanks to pretty huge cabin dimensions, this is the most comfortable mid-size pickup truck, with a generous amount of legroom in both rows.
At this point, we know that the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel will come in three trim levels. Those are familiar names – Sport, Overland and Rubicon off-road. We don’t know if there will be any differences on the list of standard equipment for each model, compared to the North American version. Still, things shouldn’t be drastically different either. Therefore, the base Sport model should come with things like a 5-inch touchscreen, eight-speaker audio system, two USB ports and Bluetooth, as well as goodies like transfer case, skid plates, cloth upholstery, a rearview camera.
The Overland trim comes with several upgrades. Some of the things that come to mind are dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch touch screen, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto. Also, this trim level offers a couple of optional packages, so you can get even more standard features.
Finally, there is the Rubicon trim, which is an off-road version of the pickup. Some of the highlights are things like front and rear locking differentials, a sway bar, rock rails, brush guard, off-road tires and more.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel Release Date and Price
We expect to see this version on the European market in the next several months. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel is still unknown.