An American fashion item is touching down in stylish Italy for the first time at the annual Jeep Camp taking place in San Martino di Castrozza from the 12th to 14th of July. There, fans of the iconic Jeep brand will be able to get an up close look at the Jeep Gladiator off-road pickup truck. And while the US-market has been enjoying the Toledo-built truck for a couple of months now, the forthcoming V6 diesel engine remains out of reach.
Not so for Europeans, as the Jeep Gladiator diesel is launching right out of the gate for the region. The caveat is that it won’t launch there until the end of 2020. Meanwhile, the truck-loving Middle East market will see the truck in the first half of 2020.
Like here, the new Jeep Gladiator will be offered in three different trim levels: Sport, Overland and Rubicon. But unlike here, the Gladiator will not offer the 3.6L Pentastar V6 gasoline engine in Europe. The sole powertrain will be the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6. This engine – shared with the 2020 Ram 1500 – is expected to deliver 260 horsepower and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. The eight-speed automatic is standard. The Middle East, like America, will get both engines.
Two Jeep Gladiator Rubicon models will be showcased at Camp Jeep – one white, and one black – with various Mopar accessories. Ironically, both will be powered by the 3.6L gas engine.
The Jeep Gladiator diesel will launch in the US market next year, as well. When it does, expect class leading output, paired with fantastic fuel economy. We don’t expect it to be all that cheap, but with dealers getting away with markups as high as $20,000 on these things, it’s doubtful that they will have any trouble selling.
We provided a video above detailing what attendees can expect at Camp Jeep. Hopefully you understand Italian.