I do know plenty of people who get 4x4 Trucks so they can have the best of both worlds as they defined it. Also how many people buy 3/4 or Larger Ford +Rams for the straight axle, and it never hauls much more then the Gladiator can.
It will be interesting to see where it goes, and comes from.
Wearing a disguise, and pretending to be someone else?
That goes against all my instincts as a actor...
A gladiator was a j series based on the full size sj
A commanche was an mj based on an xj
A scrambler was a cj-8 and just a stretched version of the cj7
Scrambler is a weird name but this is neither a gladiator or commanche.
Gladiator or Comanche make sense because they sound aggressive/rugged, etc.
yes. I know.
yes. I know.
yes. I know.
Gladiator or Comanche would make sense to new potential buyers, not retro guys.
Don't get me wrong, I like retro...but I always though it was a misnomer not fitting to a Jeep & to me this is a SC/Rambler.
Looks awesome! Although, not feeling the bed too much, seems short. I would love to see if they will have a 2-door version with a longer bed. If it looks like this, I would be in. It would be perfect for bikes to go in a stand up position in the bed. Told my wife our next car is a Wrangler since we are outdoorsy and don’t have/want kids
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2016 GTI S 6MT 2door
Using one of the other ones limits what they can now do with other potential trucks in the future, like an actual 1500 based jeep truck could have been a gladiator, now its what a Comanche? that will get people in an uproar. They used the biggest truck name they had for the littlest potential truck.
Check the definition of scramble.. its a 100% match for this vehicle, they used it before for a reason. This truck is awesome, but it is no gladiator.. it's a scrambler.
Every time I'm behind a JKU with some 37s spaced/offset just a little outside fender flares and a small lift I want to go put a for sale sign on my TJ. And from the sides I love them with body color hardtops but unpainted flares. Haven't seen a JLU in person yet that was modified like that but once they start showing up.. going to be difficult.
We are also outdoorsy and don't have kids.. also have wrangler.. the wagons make more sense for that life style weirdly enough.
It looks as if FCA just followed what AEV (Brute Double Cab) did back in 2012. I had a feeling their design would lead eventually to a factory Wrangler based truck. It already looked like one anyway. I feel FCA improved on what AEV did with the Brute. Excited to learn more!
Car & Driver 2012:
This isn't to say that the Brute existence didn't get people at FCA talking and help move this along, but the pickup conversion predates AEV even being a company let alone the Brute. I guess my point is that its more this is how it is done than simply follow how AEV did it.