CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

In News, April 20211 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 11, 2021

Need a ute that can access almost any terrain? Jeep says its Gladiator is the answer. The range now gets a more affordable entry-level with the arrival of the $79,990 Sport, using the same 3.6-litre, 209kW V6 motor as its pricier siblings, mated to an 8-speed auto and Selec-Trac Active On-Demand 4×4 system.

Off-road equipment includes heavy-duty Dana front and rear axles, underbody skid plates, and an interior you can hose out thanks to removable carpet and drain plugs. There‘s also a Selectable Tyre Fill Alert System.

Standard features include Forward Collision Warning Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Path Detection and the likes of auto headlights, climate-control air-con and Apple CarPlay plus Android Auto.