Production Gladiator? Not Gonna Happen
Date 2006/8/22 7:22:49 | Topic: Concept/Demonstration
Chrysler Groupís Jeep brand will not be returning to the compact pickup arena anytime soon, the auto makerís chief operating officer says.
Chrysler executives had been contemplating a production version of the Jeep Gladiator concept that debuted at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The decision belies an unprecedented lineup expansion that will see Jeepís showroom grow, by yearís end, to eight models from three.
However, while the Gladiatorís death threatens to disappoint dealers, brand enthusiasts and SUV aficionados in general, it may impress Wall Street as a sign of Chryslerís shrewdness.
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