The Gladiator's interior is Armor Green with Dark Slate Gray accents. Not surprisingly, it features all the necessary technology for finding the way there and back, including GPS, a navigation system, and a communications system.

It's clear that even with the move to IFS on the Liberty and the 2005 Grand Cherokee, there are many designers and engineers at Jeep fully aware of the brand's off-road and utility heritage and are addressing it with the Gladiator Concept. Looking into the crystal ball, it would seem that the next-generation Wrangler will remain the icon for the brand. That Jeep is even thinking about building a Wrangler-based pickup bodes well for the future.

2007 Jeep Gladiator Concept
Base price $28,000 (est)
Vehicle layout Front engine, 4WD, 2-door, 4-pass pickup
Engine type DOHC turbodiesel I-6, 4 valves/cyl
Displacement, ci/L 171/2.8
SAE horsepower, hp @ rpm 160 @ 3800
SAE torque, lb-ft @ rpm 295 @ 1800
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Curb weight, lb4200 (est)
GVWR, lb5800
Towing capacity, lb5500
Payload, lb1600
0-60 mph, sec10.0 (est)
EPA fuel economy, city/highway22/27
On salePossibly 2007