It is not a new truck anymore. Well, the 2022 Jeep Gladiator might bring a few serious updates. Nothing is official yet, but there are indications pointing the news will be big. Fans have their wishes, but the reality is totally different. The Gladiator is already making a statement in the mid-size truck segment with engine choices and excellent packages for various needs. Now, it is time for something even bigger.
Quick facts about the 2022 Jeep Gladiator: the base price is going to stay put. For $34,000 buyers will get the Sport model. Let’s skip counting down all ten trim levels and focus on the most important packages. Number one is Rubicon, for sure. An off-road vehicle is perfect for towing in toughest conditions. Pair it with a huge 3.0-liter turbodiesel, and get a class-leading towing capacity of 7,600 pounds. What’s more, the FCA is working on upgrades both for drivetrain and the package. Let’s check out the latest speculations.
2022 Jeep Gladiator V8
This is not a new rumor, but we find it as one of the biggest likely upgrades for the new season. And no, Gladiator is not coming out with the Trackhawk package and 700+ horsepower rating. Reportedly, engineers are testing a 5.7-liter displacement. But, the major obstacle is a size and weight. On the other hand, you could get more power and towing capacity. The big decision is on FCA’s bosses.
Plug-In Hybrid (Gladiator 4xe)
The 2022 Jeep Gladiator is going to share a lot of things with the Wrangler SUV. Open-air cabin is one of the most attractive features the truck can offer. Also, there are engines, packages. Wrangler is one of the best-sellers and there is no surprise why the company made it s a first PHEV in the lineup. The Gladiator 4xe package is the next vehicle to get the same configuration.
A 2.0-liter petrol engine is the main source of power. Electric batteries are reinforcing the outputs, making the system deliver 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. So, FCA is setting another challenge to Ford, after Ram 1500 TRX Hellcat becoming the meanest off-road pickup in the full-size market. Now, the 2022 Jeep Gladiator 4xe could do the same, making the Blue Oval company release their Ranger Raptor sooner than they thought.
2022 Jeep Gladiator Hercules – Even Better than Rubicon
Finally, the 2022 Jeep Gladiator Hercules is the upgrade package for the Rubicon. A few renderings are available, but none of them is from official source. But, fans reacted to the teasers and FCA might make a move. The styling is very similar to Rubicon, as well as the purpose. However, we don’t know what hides under the bonnet. A V8 or the plug-in hybrid with extra power can make a huge difference.
Expect all the news for the 2022 Gladiator in next few months. We won’t see all of these versions available next year, but one of them would be a strong move for the FCA and the entire truck market.