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Meet the chief designer of the Jeep Gladiator - Taylor Langhals

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    Meet the chief designer of the Jeep Gladiator, Taylor Langhals. If you didn't already feel warm about the Gladiator, this will also make you feel fuzzy.

    Taylor is not only a true born and raised Toledoan (aka person from Toledo), but he's also a 4th generation Jeep man! His father, grandfather and great-grandfather all spent their entire careers working at various FCA Toledo plants.





    More on Taylor from the Toledo Blade: https://www.toledoblade.com/busines...-native-draws-inspiration/stories/20190114169

     
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    Why oh why didn't you at least use a different grill
     
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    I like the grill just fine.

    You can put an aftermarket angry bird grill on your if that your taste.
     
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    Why would you? Developing an entirely different front clip reduces the family resemblance and savings from reusing parts.

    Yeah, the gladiator concept from 12 years ago looked cool, but I for one am happy these look like my beloved wranglers.
     
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    Designer had a fairly easy job since most of the JT exterior has not changed from the JL. I do like how the bed and rear fenders flow with the JL body lines. I wish the rear doors were bigger but I can understand why Jeep kept them interchangeable with the JLU.

    Also pretty cool to see a guy at Jeep whose dad also worked for.
     
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    The 7 slot grille is a hallmark. They can't change that. And there's only so much you can do with 7 slots in a small grille. I like it just fine.
     
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    Can someone explain and show me the difference with a Wrangler?
     
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    I actually follow him on Instagram and he has some good content as well as another jeep designer who just played a small roll on the JL/JT. He has a pretty sweet JK. And will be getting a JT soon as well.

     
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    Toledan, reminds me of Anchorman.

    Pretty nice article though.
     
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    Thank you Jay, for all of this. Wonderful to know we have great families still driving Jeep!
     
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    I appreciate his design! No 2 JT's will look alike anyway with the aftermarket. Thats what WE love about the Jeep Wrangler. He has given us a clean design to sculpt to our liking.
     
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    Wait a sec. You can have that for the price of a used wranglerer plus 8 grands?
     
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