The forthcoming 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel is finally going on sale. After Gladiator’s first year of production, the manufacturer is ready to introduce diesel powertrain. As many of you know, the 2020 Gladiator offers a gasoline engine only. A new diesel engine will be optional, and it should boost the performances, pickup’s towing capacity, and off-road capabilities.
Fuel efficiency will also get improvement, but the diesel engine will cost you additional $4k. Jeep plans to offer a diesel in Sport, Overland and Rubicon trim levels exclusively. The sales will begin later in 2020, and here you can read everything you need to know about the arriving Jeep Gladiator Diesel.
2021 Gladiator Diesel Exterior and Interior Changes
The all-new 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel will host minor updates. Whatsoever, diesel and gasoline variants are looking exactly the same. Gladiator is a new pickup truck that wears fresh design. For that reason, the 2021 model won’t introduce major changes. That means Gladiator will continue to ride on its 137-inch long wheelbase. It is a body-on-frame pickup truck that will keep the same shape and dimensions. It seems like the crew cab body configuration will be the only cab choice once again, unfortunately. Gladiator pickup is a very customizable vehicle that offers removable roof panels and windshield.
In terms of interior updates, Jeep will work on improving the technology department. Gladiator Diesel will gain more technology and more standard equipment. Cabin space remains, which means the customers should expect a generous room and ample legroom. Gladiator is surprisingly modern and is full of driver-assistance systems. Moreover, infotainment system will get an update. A 7-inch touchscreen is standard once again, and this unit is available across all trim levels.
Diesel Powertrain Available
Jeep won’t develop a brand-new engine for the Gladiator pickup truck. Thanks to that, the new 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel will feature a familiar engine option. It is a 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel that also powers the Jeep Wrangler SUV. It is what many valuable reports predicted to happen for 2021, so no one is really surprised. A diesel engine is capable of producing 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Optional diesel comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Moreover, a manual transmission is a possibility, and it should satisfy the needs of the off-road fans. Gladiator Diesel will be able to tow slightly above 8,000 pounds. The fuel economy figures will be slightly lower than the figures in Jeep Wrangler SUV. Wrangler delivers 29 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city. As for the Gladiator Diesel, the pickup will deliver 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel Release Date and Price
The gasoline-powered Gladiator starts at $36,000. That means the approaching 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel will cost $40,000, at least this is the latest info we have. You can load diesel powertrain in three trim levels, including Overland and Rubicon. New Jeep’s pickup truck will go on sale later this year. We are waiting for Ford to release its Bronco Pickup Truck that will directly rival Gladiator.