After years of waiting, the Gladiator is finally here. The Wrangler-based pickup truck made a debut recently and it came with a pretty interesting design that seems highly capable. Still, the initial model came with just one engine in the offer, a proven but a little bit sluggish V6. Therefore, we expect that the second production year will bring a lot of novelties under the hood. We count on new gasoline and diesel options in the offer. Moreover, the diesel engine will probably be offered in the off-road-oriented Rubicon trim level. It looks like the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel has already been spotted on the road, though with a camouflage. This indicates we might see some styling tweaks for this occasion as well.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel Engine
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind about this version is the engine. Of course, we count on a familiar 3.0-liter V6, the same one that can be found in the new Ram 1500. However, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel specs will be a little bit different. We expect a slightly lower output and torque, Most likely, we will see the same version that can be found in the Grand Cherokee, which delivers around 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. For comparison, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is good for 480 pound-feet of torque. Also, we count on an updated 8-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel Design and Features
When it comes to base design characteristics, we don’t expect to see any particular difference compared to standard gasoline models. Still, keep in mind that we are talking about a Rubicon trim level, so we count on a couple of styling upgrades. Considering that the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel spy shots still show the camouflage, there’s a chance to see a couple of different details compared to the gasoline version of this off-roader.
On the other side, the mechanical aspect of this version is about to remain the same. You may count on various upgrades that turn this pickup truck into a real off-road machine. Some of the highlights are things like front and rear locking differentials, a sway bar, rock rails, electronically disconnectable front stabilizer bar, Fox shock absorbers, 33-inch wheels etc.
When it comes to interior design, don’t expect to see too many differences compared to the rest of the lineup. Count on quality materials and plenty of space. There are two quite spacious rows of seats, while the list of standard equipment seems quite impressive. All models come standard with things like a 7-inch touchscreen, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, USB etc. Of course, there is much more to get, as the list of standalone options is quite long as well.
When it comes to safety, you may count on things like a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning etc.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Diesel release date, we expect to see this model sometime in the second half of next year. The price is yet to be announced, though we don’t expect to see a much bigger price tag compared to the gasoline version, which starts at around 44.000 dollars.