The new Gladiator is finally here. While it impresses in many ways, there are still aspects that need to be improved. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many reports suggest the arrival of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Hercules. The camouflaged version of the pickup truck has been spotted on the road and many believe this could be a version that will carry the name of the antique hero. At this point, we are still waiting for the official confirmation, while more precise details are yet to come.
Therefore, we can only rely on rumors at this point and they suggest upgrades in a couple of aspects. First of all, we are about to see a new engine, as this pickup truck definitely needs more power. Also, we will see some styling tweaks, while interior changes and some exclusive features are expected as well. The new model should arrive in the next year.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Specs
There’s no doubt that a new engine is the most anticipated thing for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Hercules. The new pickup truck is great in many ways, but most critics insist that this truck needs something more powerful than a Pentastar V6, which is good for about 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the addition of a couple of more cylinders. We could see some HEMI unit under the hood, while the monstrous Hellcat has been speculated as well.
However, the most probable option is to see a new turbo engine. Allegedly, FCA is working on a new 3.0-liter turbo inline-six, which should feature around 525 horsepower, roughly. It’s not hard to presume that the new version wouldn’t be just faster, but also significantly more capable in terms of max towing capacity.
Still, take this with a big reserve, considering that the new engine is yet to be confirmed.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Design
In terms of base design characteristics, we probably won’t see too many novelties. Of course, the base layout is familiar, but we will also hardly see any more mechanical upgrades. Most reports suggest that this will be the most capable Gladiator in the offer. Considering that the Rubicon trim already features pretty much everything you could imagine, in terms of off-road goodies. There are things like disconnectable sway bar, a trail cam, skid plates, locking rear and front differentials, rock rails, brush guard and many more. Therefore, we don’t expect to see any significant upgrades in terms of mechanics. Still, if we consider that the new engine will feature a lot of power, we might see bigger brakes installed. Also, slightly higher ground clearance is also possible.
Styline upgrades are definitely something we expect to see in a pretty large portion. There’s no doubt that Jeep will come up with something that will accentuate the model’s muscular character. Of course, the base shape will remain the same, but we count on a lot of upgrades. The testing model has been spotted and it still wears a camouflage. Therefore, we can only make predictions. At this point, most reports suggest a bigger hood, which will accentuate the new powerful engine. Also, we may see a little bit more muscles from the side, as well as things like graphics and “Hercules” badges around the vehicle. Naturally, exclusive color options and new wheels design should be offered as well.
Other than that, the overall shape will probably remain the same. A Wrangler-based styling looks quite impressive in a truck layout and the styling is definitely one of the strongest trump cars this pickup truck has.
When it comes to interior design, a couple of exclusive details are expected as well. We presume that the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Hercules will also come with premium cloth upholstery that can be found in the Rubicon. Still, we expect new seats, with new stitching and in little bit different color combinations. New interior color schemes are definitely some of the first things that come to mind with this version. Also, we may see some slight revisions to the dashboard, though the overall layout will definitely remain the same.
When it comes to standard equipment, we count on loads of tech goodies, starting from an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, satellite radio, navigation, removable Bluetooth wireless speaker, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto etc. On the other side, don’t expect to see too many safety features in this model, considering that it is designed primarily for the off-road drive.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Release Date and Price
At this point, the best we can say is that the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Hercules should arrive in the next year. The exact price depends on many things, starting from the engine choice. In any case, it will probably go over 50.000 dollars.