the Jeep gladiator is hugely successful, but Jeep enthusiasts want more, a lot more. As it is a member of the family MOPAR, amateurs claim a V8 HEMI and nothing else. Their wish would be on the verge of being granted.
If we put aside the environmental concern, the only question we could ask about the presence of a V8 HEMI under the hood of Jeep gladiator is: why not? After all, the Gladiator is hugely successful and has demonstrated capability in all areas of vans activity. Now that we know that a 4xe plug-in hybrid version will be offered, why not align with the Wrangler and offer its ultimate engine, the V8 392.
Even Brandon Grimus, one of the Gladiator program managers at Jeep, agrees that this avenue is interesting. Like many enthusiasts, he takes note of the many online discussion groups about the Gladiator. He notes there that amateurs want a V8 in his van.
To fuel the rumor, he maintains that Jeep has always strived to meet demands and satisfy customers. This has always been the case with the Wrangler! So why would it be any different with the Gladiator? He concludes, “You just have to look at what we’ve been up to with the Wrangler recently. We have made the wishes of every Jeep enthusiast in America come true: Diesel engine, V8, Jeep pickup truck; we checked all the boxes and delivered what consumers asked us to do. ”
From an ecological point of view, the arrival of a V8 in the Wrangler has startled many, but the demand is still very real. It is also just as much, if not more in the case of the Gladiator considering its utilitarian function. Jeep wouldn’t have to bother to put the 6.4-liter V8 under the Gladiator’s hood, since it shares the exact same structure as the Wrangler which is now powered by the V8.
With 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, the Gladiator would certainly have an insurmountable advantage over the competition. However, the price will match, so not for all budgets. If we trust the strategy adopted for the Wrangler, the 392 is at the top of the range and only available with the Rubicon version. We are talking about a base price that will exceed $ 80,000. The Gladiator won’t cost less.