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Concept/DemonstrationJeep Gladiator Pickup Heading for Production???
Posted by mike on 2004/11/30 0:00:00 (1877) reads

CNN reports that DaimlerChrysler might bring the a new Jeep pickup to market

CNNMoney is reporting that DaimlerChrysler is considering bringing a Jeep-based pickup truck to market. With last week's sketches of the Jeep Gladiator, we can't help but wonder...

Here's a snippet from the article:

DaimlerChrysler AG may build a new Jeep pickup truck, the first in several years.

The company revealed sketches of the Gladiator, a prototype Jeep pickup, and a sports car concept called the Chrysler Firepower. The company will officially unveil both vehicles in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Jeep's last pick-up, the Comanche, was discontinued after the 1992 model year. The company produced a a pick-up called the Gladiator in the 1960s.

The Gladiator concept is called a "Flexible Utility Truck," according to the company, and features a expandable truck bed and a removable rear seat cushion. The truck is designed to have the capabilities of a the Wrangler, Jeep's spartan off-roader.

Check out the entire article here.


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: NorthWest
I will buy one if they make it. A pickup with Jeep Rubicon genes, perfect!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: andy
here is my comment
I'v seen the scheches an would absolutly love to own one if the go in to prodiction. as i do live in detroit you can bet that i'll be going to the auto show this january to check out this new jeep truck. i just hope that it's priced well

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: René
here is my comment: I can't wait to see more of it. Let's hope we see the crd and six speed manual... and hope we might buy them before the end of my lease with my TRIBUTE in 2007...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Crtitter
Diesel Fan also. This small turbo diesel is long over do for medium size truck. The torque out put
is right what I'm looking for 295 ft lbs & 164 hp,works for me. I travel NC/Va surfing fishing
quite a bit. Big wheels/tires a + on sandy beaches. When tide starts comming in you want move to higher ground PDQ. All & all from what I've seen and heard this will be great for my uses
traveling to and from fishing spots. Fuel mileage
should beat hell out of my rice burner. 2007 for
production seems long but should be worth it. I'll
probably wait till 08 to see how Gladiator does.
For the hardcore offroaders that want p/u thats
Jeep tough this could be it.
Anyway I'll check this from time to time,see if there's any news. Till then have fun 4/wheel'in

Critter

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Sean M.
I will beleive it when it hits the showroom floor. At least the concepts are promising.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: diesel fan
Tremendous to see DC offering a pick-up that is both unique and embraces the traditions of Jeep. If indeed this is an portent of the good things to come from DC, then the TK pessimists might have something to champion. Let's hope we see the crd and six speed manual.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Mike #2
It was JUST a casual observation....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jethro
Interesting article, could it be true? I have been putting off a new vehicle purchase due to the fact i need a pickup but want a wrangler. This could be my answer just hope i do not have to wait too long.......

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Butch
Jeeps "Gladiator Pickups" in the 1960's &

1970's were "Full Size Pickups". Jeep should

offer production of this "Gladiator Pickup", in

1/2, 3/4 and 1 ton models...ect. The "Rescue"

type body style, "looks Great!! Gas & Diesel

Engines and Solid Axles would be great, too.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: eric
here is my comment

I really like the gladiator. It looks super cool
and I think I would buy one if you could actually get 4 full sized adults in with comfort.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Prototype413
here is my comment: Get rid of the STUPID looking spare on the side! More crap where it shouldn't be...and get rid of the dumb "Trail Rated" badges. I can drive a Civic off road on a "Trail". Is it "Trail Rated" too. Nice grill and CJ style turn signals though.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Frank G
Just picked up a new 05 WK last week, as much as I needed a capable replacement for my 01 WJ. Its still not a "Working" Jeep.

Count me in for the Gladiator!!!

D/C keep it simplistic dont over work this jeep!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: J Rooke
It's about time they got back into pickups

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Guest
Mike, TK does not stand for anything.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Eddo
If that is actually produced, I will be buying one. I've always wanted a pickup truck and that would be perfect. As long as it remains pretty much like the prototype it will be a hit.
D in a small pickup based off the wrangler. Can't go wrong. Just make sure it has solid axles.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Mike
I think we can see the ditection of the next generation WRANGLER. This is a definite step in the right direction for JEEP.

The TK appears to be a platform for several types of vehicles to be built, 2dr SWB and 4dr SWB and LWB, and PICKUP.

Just a casual observation; Does TK stand for TJ + KJ ? If it does, then mabye we will see the LIBERTY built off of the TK platform also. Mabye the TK will have a flexible platform to allow for IFS and SFA. Mabye the SFA 4dr will be called the DAKAR, and the IFS 4dr will be called the LIBERTY?

I would like to see the WRANGLER and it's variants remain convertible with removable doors, or some variation of the classic theme. I understand that DCX has to sell cars as well as meet saftey standards.

Mabye the TK WRANGLER can have a permenant center door section with the hinges, door lock machanism and the government mandated side impact protection module and have removable door skins to allow open air driing while still maintaining government regulations.

Mabye the TK WRANGLER can have a 5-panel removable hardtop that mounts to a permenant rollbar, and can be stored in the area of 1 or 2 suitcases, instead of the 1 piece bulky hardtop. This would also allow for a 5 panel softtop that could be zipped into the same permenant rollbar attachment points and stored in a duffel-sized bag.

And mabye, mabye, mabye the JEEP engineers are paying attention to sites like this and are taking notes, so keep the ccomments rolling and voice your opinions on what you would like the next generation WRANGLER to be like.













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