Jeep dedicated “Easter Egg” to plant employees where Wrangler and a new Gladiator pickup are picked upNovember 30, 2018
Jeep decided to thank the employees of the brand’s manufacturing complex in Toledo, Ohio, with the help of the Easter Eggs. In the left back of the gladiator pickup on the eve of the day, visitors to the Los Angeles exhibition found the image of the heart and the numbers 419 – the long-distance telephone code of Toolid.
The Toledo Assembly Complex has been in operation since the 1940’s. The complex is divided into two parts: the northern and southern. The South is the original factory, where bicycles were manufactured from 1904 to 1910. In 1910, the site was bought by Willys-Overland. Now in the northern part of Toolid are releasing Wrangler, and Toledo South was responsible for assembling pre-production samples of “Gladiator”. From the first half of 2019, there will also be serial pickups.
The Ram Jeep Gladiator is based on Wrangler. However, its length and wheelbase are greater than that of the source. The main changes in appearance are slightly inclined upper part of the radiator grille and wider slots for better cooling of the engine. The pickup will be available in four versions with a gasoline or diesel engine. The latter will appear in 2020.
Depending on the version of Gladiator, they will be equipped with a Command-Trac or Rock-Trac transmission reinforced with Dana 44 bridges, an antilock breaker with an electronic system and 33-inch off-road tires. For versions Overland and Rubicon two variants of a three-segment hard roof with quick-release panels and mechanical rear-wheel drive are offered. In addition, the pickup can be equipped with a soft top of Sunrider.