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Jeep Gladiator: a last special version before retirement

The only pick-up in the Jeep range, the Gladiator, will soon bow out in Europe, for lack of sufficient sales. It comes in a farewell edition called FarOut Final Edition, still associated with the V6 diesel block.

If he is a very popular category in the United States, it cannot be said that the pick-ups are a resounding success in Europe. You just have to compare the best-selling models between these two markets. Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado et RAM 1500 at Uncle Sam, against Peugeot 208, Dacia Sandero, and Volkswagen T-Roc on the Old Continent. The Ying and the Yang… The rare models to be marketed here act as outsiders. Toyota Hilux et Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara et Mitsubishi L200, Volkswagen Amarok et Isuzu D-Max, to name only the most popular. Oh no, there is also one on the side of Jeep, which landed in our regions in 2020: the Gladiator, whose look should be familiar to you.

Gladiator, the utility Wrangler

The Gladiator is based on the Wrangler Unlimited (5-door), to which we lengthened the wheelbase and grafted a wide bucket at the back. It’s a real “rough & tough” 4×4, which is based on a ladder chassis and features permanent four-wheel drive. A utility 4X4, which can carry 1,005 liters and 565 kg of equipment. It is only available from us in motorization V6 diesel. A 3.0L twin-turbo with 264 horsepower, mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. “Is” or “was”? Unfortunately, we will soon be able to speak in the past, since Jeep will soon remove it from its European range. Its size, its average consumption and its CO2 emissions are too far from European expectations. To allow him to really break through with us. The succession should be ensured by a 100% electric model.

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One last knock and then it’s gone: Jeep offers him a farewell edition, called FarOut Final Edition. It is based on the top-of-the-range Overland finish, to which we have added a few extras. He receives running boards and a specific hardtop in three parts, and an Alpine audio system with 9 speakers. Several new stickers appear, especially on the tailgate and above the wheel arches. Optional equipment is offered, such as a 230V side socket, an all-terrain cameraa storage compartment under the rear bench seat, or even a black soft top for the roof. This last of the Gladiators is invoiced in France (excluding options) at 79 600€. Fortunately, there is no need to add an ecological penalty, this model being homologated in France as a four-seater utility vehicle. Phew…

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