FIRST DRIVE: 2020 JEEP GLADIATOR – A TRUCK IN JEEP’S CLOTHING | Four Wheeler
Published on 4/23/2019 on FourWheeler Network by Sean Holman
It seems like the four-wheel-drive world has been waiting for a Jeep pickup ever since the XJ Cherokee–based MJ Comanche ceased production in 1992. Over the ensuing decades, visions of what a modern Willys pickup, J-truck, or even Scrambler could be danced through our collective heads. Jeep came close a few times but never pulled the trigger, only teasing us with what-could-be concepts, like the show-stopping ’05 Jeep Gladiator, the nostalgic ’10 Jeep NuKiser 715, the half-hearted ’11 JK-8 Independence, the awe-inspiring ’11 Mighty FC, the vintage ’11 J-12, and the attention-getting ’16 Red Rock Responder.