2020 Jeep Gladiator Pickup (JT) Info Compilation

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    #1 May 14, 2016
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    Thanks to our sources, here are the official dates and some confirmed features (so far) for the 2018 JK Wrangler, 2018 JL Wrangler and the 2020 JT Wrangler Pickup.

    Ordering / Production Schedule

    2020 Wrangler JT Pickup:
    • January 2019: 2020 JT Wrangler Pickup Truck Production Begins
    • January/February 2019: 2020 JT Wrangler Pickup Truck Order Banks Open

    Features / Specifications

    JT Gladiator Features (for North America):

    Trims
    • JT Sport
    • JT Rubicon
    • Awaiting confirmation on Sahara
    Engine/Transmission
    • 3.6L V6 with Engine Start Stop
    • 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel Engine with Engine Start-Stop (see thread)
    • 6-speed Manual Transmission
    • 8-speed 850RE Auto Transmission
    Exterior/Misc (see thread)
    • Removable hard top and soft tops
    • Black 3-Piece Hard Top
    • Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
    • Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
    • Sliding Rear Window
    • Tailgate Lock (electric)
    • Tonneau Cover
    • 115V Exterior Power Outlet
    • 22-Gallon Fuel Tank
    • Off-Road Camera (Rubicon)
    • Off-Road+ Mode
    • Off-Road Switch Bank (Rubicon)
    • Spray in Bedliner
    • Red Tow Hooks (Rubicon)
    Body (see thread)
    • Shared overall design with JL Wrangler from back doors forward
    • Approximate 5'-6' flat bed
    • Vented hood (Rubicon)
    • 4-door model only (rumored)
    Interior
    • 400-Watt Power Inverter
    • Backup Camera with Hitch View
    • Lockable Storage Bin (under rear seat)
    • Radios (same as JL)
    • Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
    • 7.0" Color Cluster Display (Rubicon)
    • 3.5" Display on Sport
    • Console bin task light (all)
    • Front passenger seat - manual (all)
    • LED interior lighting (except Sport)
    • Reclining front seats (all)
    • Sport bar, Padded (all)
    Safety
    • Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop
    • Blind Spot/Cross Path Detection
    • Full Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus
    Frame/Suspension/Transmission/Tires (see thread)
    • JT Gladiator frame (205-inches) approximately 18% (33-inches) longer than the 4-door JK Unlimited frame (172-inches)
    • New Dana 12-bolt axles/diff
    • Dana M210 Wide (Front) (Rubicon)
    • Dana M220 Wide (Rear) (4.10) (Rubicon)
    • Dana M210 (Front) (Sport)
    • Dana M220 (Rear) (3.73) (Sport)
    • FOX performance shocks (Rubicon)
    • Tru-Lok front/rear axles (Rubicon)
    • 4:1 Rock-Track (Rubicon)
    • Command-Trac (Sport)
    • Tire sizes (same as JL)
    • Tire Fill Alert System


    Note: Information is subject to change

    * Updated 8/20/2018 with latest info.
     
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    Good info thank you for posting!

    So it will come with the 2.0L as standard? :(
    Already wondering how much that V6 upgrade will cost..
     
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    Great info! Sounds like the 2 and 4 doors will start production earlier than the pickup? Curious to see how good the new turbo engine will be.
     
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    Isn't that basically the same V6 engine in the current JK? Or is it being upgraded and 'up marketed' in the JL where it'll be an optional upgrade at a higher price?
     
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    I think that's how the product planners will position the engines. Standard base engine will be the 2.0L Turbo and the V6 will be an extra cost upgrade, OR they could decide to package each engine with a certain model (and you can't upgrade).
     
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    Since they couldn't even make JK Wranglers fast enough, I hope they'll have increased production capacity to kick off the JL production with or there's gonna be lots of people waiting for a while to get their 2018s. :(

    Anyone know if the new nav unit will have Apple Carplay?
     
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    These are confirmed AUTOMATIC transmissions.... Do we have confirmation on the Manual transmissions available???

    Are they still going with the NSG370 6-spd?? What about Diesel/Manual combos?

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    Question.. the press launch is not the same thing as the reveal right? It wouldn't make sense for order banks to open before they show the JL. Any info on when it will be revealed?
     
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    I've read rumors that there is supposed to be a 4th engine even...
     
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    This might be the most exciting news for me in this list, and might sway me to wait for the JL instead of picking up a late model JK at a discount. This kind of configuration versatility is what's going to keep Wrangler sales chugging, even when/if the Ford Bronco is revived.


    Rumors are that the folding windshield is going away, is that true?
     
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    Power soft top sounds much more convenient but also one more thing to possibly break or wear out. And if you get the hardtop glass it'll give you a panoramic roof?
     
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    Honestly as long the power mechanism is done right it should work fine. Convertibles don't usually have much issue with their tops anymore so the folding mechanism for the JL should be reliable. Since the Wrangler doesn't have a traditional trunk for the soft top to be retracted into and stored, will it end up working like a Fiat 500 Convertible where the top is drawn back and just sits at the back of the car all scrunched up and exposed? Never liked how that looks and seems like it gets in the way.

    This is what I mean.

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    Nah doubt it. It's gotta have some structural bar or reinforcement up there I'm thinking. My guess is the removal glass top would be something like on the Renegade.


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    this is what I'm thinking too. It also helps to save weight since less bolstering is needed. They can replace the safety bar with a stronger top structure and reduce lower body reinforcement.

    I'm wondering if any of these changes have to do with economies of scale in building the pickup as well. The full convertible would be really missed however.
     
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    Sounds to me like FCA is trying to move the Wrangler more upscale and with more luxury features. I worry the removable panels cause even more leaking issues.
     
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