Jeep confirmed last week that there would be an electrified version of the Gladiator truck. Beside this model, the company is also planning to offer an electrified option across its portfolio, including the Wrangler model and the Grand Cherokee. According to an anonymous source, the new 2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe won’t arrive until the next year.
As far as we know, the forthcoming truck will ride on the new platform that is specially made for the 4xe models. The current 4xe powertrain consist of two electric motors and a turbocharged four-cylinder delivering 375 horsepower (280 kilowatts) and 470 pound-feet (637 Newton-meters) of torque. Jeep could tweak the powertrain, resulting in more power and efficiency for the Gladiator 4xe model.
2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe Design
The forthcoming 2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe will probably come with minor visual upgrades compared to the regular Gladiator. First of all, it will ride on the modified platform that should be able to carry a 17-kWh battery pack.
In term of size, the Jeep Gladiator 4xe will measure the same length of 218.0 in (5,537 mm), wheelbase of 137.3 in (3,487 mm), and width 73.8 in (1,875 mm). The appearance changes will likely include the revised grille, better headlights graphics, and a vast number of wheels and tires. As the regular model, the Gladiator 4xe will also offer a windshield that can be folded down, and removable doors as well as top.
Like the Overland, Rubicon and Mojave models, the forthcoming 2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe will offer almost the same comfortable cabin with quality materials. Unlike the base model that comes with a small 5-inch screen, this model will offer an upgraded 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, navigation, and SiriusXM traffic.
Besides, we also expect to see more safety aids. The current Gladiator is available with forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and rear parking sensors.
2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe Specs
Like the Wrangler 4xe model, the Jeep Gladiator 4xe will use the same system. The powertrain consists of a turbocharged four-cylinder and two electric motors. The current system delivers 375 horsepower (280 kilowatts) and 470 pound-feet (637 Newton-meters) of torque. It will also be able to travel around 25 miles on electric power alone.
However, based on many rumors, Jeep could tweak the powertrain, which should translate more power and efficiency. However, based on many rumors, Jeep could tweak the powertrain, which should translate more power and efficiency. Unfortunately, at the moment, we don’t have exact information what type of transmission it will use.
2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe Release Date, Price
The Jeep Gladiator will cost $33,500, while, on the other hand, the new 4xe could cost above $40,000. This is a reasonable price considering that the hybrid offers more features, a better engine, and a comfortable cabin.
We are expecting sales of this truck to start in September of the next year. As we mentioned, alongside this model, the manufacturer will also use the same system on the upcoming Jeep Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee model as well. As you can see, the Jeep Gladiator is priced below the Chevrolet Colorado Z71 starting at $40K, and the Ford Ranger XLT with Tremor package at around $37K.