When Jeep unveiled the luxury-oriented High Altitude Package for their Wrangler and Gladiator models back in February, it was clear that they weren’t finished quite yet. Now thanks to the folks over at Mopar Insiders, we know that a Jeep Gladiator Altitude model is on the horizon.
According to the publication’s sources within the dealer network, we can expect a new Gladiator Altitude model to land during the 2020 model year. The special edition package will be the second one available for the mid-size truck, and it will be based on the mid-level Sport S model. The new model will share some design cues with the more expensive High Altitude trim, specifically thanks to its darker color theme. We know that the package will include a black 3-Piece hard top, body-colored fenders, and blacked out Jeep and Trail Rated badges.
The Jeep Gladiator Altitude package will also include a set of 18-Inch Granite Crystal aluminum wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Dueler All-Terrain Tires. Further exemplifying the new look is the front bumper, which is borrowed directly from the Overland model. All Gladiator Altitude models will come standard with FCA’s tried and true 3.6L V6 engine, mated to the 8-Speed automatic in this case. There is no word at this point as to what other powertrains may be available with this package in the near future, though we wouldn’t be surprised to see a hybrid option down the line.
According to Mopar Insiders’ sources, the Altitude package will carry an MSRP of just $1,595. That is quite the bargain, when you consider that speccing that equipment on its own would run you $3,230. That means that Jeep is allowing buyers to save over 50 percent on the content value comparatively. In the end that means that the Gladiator Altitude will carry a base price of $40,340, excluding the $1,495 destination charge.