Most manufacturers are sneaky. They have internal leaks – just like politicians leak – when they want the automotive community to know what they’ve got planned. It goes something like this.
“Hey Joe, it’s, Mike Man … well, you know it’s me, Joe. Just wanted to let you know that we’ll be roadtesting the new Jeep Wrangler Gladiator Pick Up this afternoon. Where? Maybe you should just plan to have a cup of coffee at that place you’re always at.”
Or in this case – ” Hey Joe, it’s Mike again. If you’re visiting the Jeep website today or specifically at about 11.04 this morning, you might see our PR department make a mistake and put up some images that you’ll find interesting”. ” They won’t be up for long Joe”
Why do they do it? It builds intrigue – most manufacturers even encourage blog sites for their forthcoming models – what was known for a while as https://www.jeepscramblerforum.com has been redirected and renamed the https://www.jeepgladiatorforum.com/ just a couple of weeks out from the LA Motor Show.
And another thing – this leaking and spy shots is free – and free marketing and publicity is gold to car makers. So here’s the latest scoop release pictures and some comments too.
The Jeep Gladiator pickup slipped out a few weeks before the LA Auto Show.
2020 JEEP GLADIATOR PICKUP: ALL THE DETAILS
The new Jeep pickup looks to be a tough mudder
NOVEMBER 15, 2018
Like the Wrangler, the tires will measure 33 inches, the windshield will fold down and it will feature a bunch of door and top combinations.
So far we’ve only seen a crew cab body style, and the Jeep Gladiator Forums report it will have a 5-foot bed.
Check out the Jeep Gladiator Forum for a few more pictures and to read the comments, which are mostly people freaking out or complaining that they should have waited for the truck, as opposed to purchasing the new Wrangler earlier this year.
We expect to get a live look at the LA Auto Show later this month.
A 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 will be under the hood at launch; expect a 3.0-litre EcoDiesel later.
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