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Jeep made this their Facebook cover photo earlier today, and I think they're teasing the Gladiator 4xe with it. Look at the dash: the gauges, blue stitching, and passenger dash grab handle all confirm it's a 4xe. But here's the kicker: look at the driver-side door mirror. That roll bar is a Gladiator, not a Wrangler.

While I won't go as far as to say this is Jeep debuting it, it certainly seems to me like they're teasing it.





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Been lurking for a year since I got my JT. Finally made an account to post this.

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Jeep made this their Facebook cover photo earlier today, and I think they're teasing the Gladiator 4xe with it. Look at the dash: the gauges, blue stitching, and passenger dash grab handle all confirm it's a 4xe. But here's the kicker: look at the driver-side door mirror. That roll bar is a Gladiator, not a Wrangler.

While I won't go as far as to say this is Jeep debuting it, it certainly seems to me like they're teasing it.
Good catch, man! That was definitely intentional on their part... and you caught it!
 

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I'm confused--how can you tell it's a Gladiator and not a Wrangler? The roll bar in the driver's mirror?

I see what you're saying--but, it could also be a 2-door JL. Or, could just be a poorly edited image.
 

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I'm confused--how can you tell it's a Gladiator and not a Wrangler? The roll bar in the driver's mirror?

I see what you're saying--but, it could also be a 2-door JL.
JLs have a rollbar at 45degres to the rear. The glads are 90deg to the rear wall.
 

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in that case... I present, the Seatbelt Mount!

Notice that its Forward facing on the 2dr, and inboard facing on the JT

Along with the 4-dr window switches 4xe Glad!

Also, the Battery pack goes under the seat, so likely not gonna see a 2-dr 4xe.

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2-doors are 90 degrees.
Crap, I didn't think about the 2-door at all, and you're exactly right about the roll bar angle.

However, based on what was just posted about window switches and seatbelt mounting position, I'm still inclined to think it's a Gladiator.
 

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I won’t be buying any electrics or hybrids until I have no choice, BUT, I am glad they are doing things like this. It means a bright future:)
 

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Been lurking for a year since I got my JT. Finally made an account to post this.

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Jeep made this their Facebook cover photo earlier today, and I think they're teasing the Gladiator 4xe with it. Look at the dash: the gauges, blue stitching, and passenger dash grab handle all confirm it's a 4xe. But here's the kicker: look at the driver-side door mirror. That roll bar is a Gladiator, not a Wrangler.

While I won't go as far as to say this is Jeep debuting it, it certainly seems to me like they're teasing it.
I hope so
 

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I won’t be buying any electrics or hybrids until I have no choice, BUT, I am glad they are doing things like this. It means a bright future:)
I'll buy a hybrid if they give me one with a manual transmission, like Honda used to with the CR-Z and Insight. Of course, they won't, so no hybrid for me.
Full electrics only have one ratio, so manual/auto wouldn't matter there. I'm gonna be buying sticks until I have to buy full electric. I have nothing against full electric vehicles though, so when they price me a full electric Gladiator with the range I need, I'll be ok with it. I'm just not buying an ICE vehicle with an automatic.

I wonder what the hybrid is going to do to the payload though? Those batteries are heavy. It probably won't hurt towing capacity, and might even help it, but it's gotta have an effect on payload. They'll have to do some re-engineering, that's for sure.
 

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I'll buy a hybrid if they give me one with a manual transmission, like Honda used to with the CR-Z and Insight. Of course, they won't, so no hybrid for me.
Full electrics only have one ratio, so manual/auto wouldn't matter there. I'm gonna be buying sticks until I have to buy full electric. I have nothing against full electric vehicles though, so when they price me a full electric Gladiator with the range I need, I'll be ok with it. I'm just not buying an ICE vehicle with an automatic.

I wonder what the hybrid is going to do to the payload though? Those batteries are heavy. It probably won't hurt towing capacity, and might even help it, but it's gotta have an effect on payload. They'll have to do some re-engineering, that's for sure.
If it’s noticeably heavier, it will have to have special springs when you lift it as well. I guess the diesel springs might work?
 

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