Jeep’s Jeep Gladiator pickup trucks get an overhaul
By The Wall St. Journal • May 03, 2018 05:16:26By the end of 2018, the Jeep brand will begin to sell the iconic Jeep Gladiator trucks, the latest addition to a growing portfolio of vehicles the company has made available to consumers through its online marketplace.
The company announced the change at its annual Jeep Jeep Grand Cherokee unveiling event on Tuesday.
It’s not a significant change, said Joe Kollner, Jeep senior vice president of North America operations.
The company doesn’t sell the truck directly.
Instead, the company is introducing the Jeep Gladiator concept, a smaller version of the company’s full-size pickup, which began rolling out in the United States earlier this year.
The Gladiator, a truck with a four-door bed that’s about 6 feet long and 2 feet wide, is expected to hit the U.S. market by the end, according to Kollninger.
The truck is expected in 2019.
The Jeep Gladiator is a direct competitor to the popular Ford Expedition, which launched in 2017.
Jeep said in 2016 that the Expedition would not make its U.N. debut until 2021.
Ford also released a compact Expedition in 2019, but that truck was not available in the U