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Jeep’s 2021 Gladiator pickup launched in Nepal

Jeep has recently launched the Gladiator pickup in Nepal. The pickup–powered by a 3.6L petrol engine–is hailed as a versatile version of the Wrangler. It comes with a longer wheelbase, a pickup bed, and greater towing capacity. The vehicle boasts, among others, a removable black three-piece hard-top, removable doors, and a fold-down windshield– all of which make the vehicle look tough and rugged.

The Gladiator is the latest edition to the company’s vehicle lineup of the Compass, the Wrangler, and the Grand Cherokee.


Design

The Gladiator is a convertible truck with the body of an SUV and the openbed of a pickup truck. Its  front fascia has some similarities with the 2021 Wrangler–iconic styling, round headlamps, seven-slot grille, rugged side-steps, and flat fender flares. And it gets 17-inch tech-silver aluminum wheels. For lighting, the pickup features LED headlights with DRLs, taillights, and fog lights.

On the inside is a premium cabin featuring cloth trim seats, The dashboard features a three-spoke steering wheel with mounted control buttons, and behind it is a seven-inch instrument cluster. As for the infotainment system, the vehicle features a seven-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The pickup can accommodate five people and comes with 60:40 folding rear seats that allow extra space for storage.


Engine

The Gladiator is powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine that generates a power of 285 hp at 6400 rpm and a torque of 353 Nm at 4400 rpm. Its engine comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The pickup comes with a Selec-Trac® Active On-Demand 4×4 system with a smart lock feature that keeps the system engaged during off-roading or on inclined roads.


Specifications

Engine3.6L Pentastar V6
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement (cc)3605
Transmission8-speed automatic
Drive system4 WD
Fuel-tank capacity (L)83
Mileage (kmpl)10.2
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)254
Towing capacity (kg)2721
Payload capacity (kg)601
Cargo-box volume (L)2350
Water-wading capacity (mm)762

Features

The Gladiator comes with plethora of convenience features such as a remote start system, remote proximity entry, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, AC with automatic temperature control, nine speakers (with overhead sound bar), USB ports, lockable rear underseat and behind-seat storage, and a roll-up tonneau cover. 

For safety, the pickup comes with features such as front airbags, Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control and Trailer Sway Damping (TSD), blind-spot monitoring system, rear-cross path detection, rear parking assist system, forward-collision warning, and hill-start assist.


Jeep Gladiator price in Nepal

Currently, the Gladiator comes in only one variant: the Overland. The Jeep Gladiator’s price in Nepal is Rs 2.20 crore.

Jeep modelPrice in Nepal
Gladiator OverlandRs 2.20 crore

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