The rumors about 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules are finally leaked. According to the FCA design department, the new model is coming. Well, the precise release date is still unknown. But, we can expect the new Gladiator before the end of 2020. The forthcoming mid-size pickup will use the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 mill, which delivers 285 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. As for the design, the Hercules looks like the beefed-up version of Rubicon.
But, expect to see some distinctive design features, that will separate Jeep’s pickup from the rest of the market. Of course, functionality comes first, and the FCA will provide excellent performance and comfort. The main rivals of the arriving Gladiator Hercules will be Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison and Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.
Well, with the improved ground clearance and better off-road performance, the new model might compete with the Raptor as well. The estimated starting price is $45,000.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Engine
According to the latest reports from the FCA, 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules is in the testing phase. Under the hood of the upcoming mid-size truck will be a familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. This mill is good for 285 hp and 360 pound-feet of torque. However, that amount of power just isn’t enough for the performance-oriented model. So, the automaker will probably include a turbodiesel engine as well.
The latest news claims that the turbodiesel mill will return 442 lb-ft of torque. Anyhow, the brand-new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 mill probably won’t be included in the performance-tuned Hercules. We must wait for more info from the FCA to be certain what engine options will be available. Furthermore, the company will upgrade the off-road performances, to provide the better capability.
Well, the current model is a very capable truck, especially the Rubicon trim. Now, we’ll see the upgraded front and rear locking differentials, probably new sway bars, and rock rails. Also, the Rubicon will include exclusive 33-inch tires and rims.
Besides the mechanical improvement, we will see more equipment and distinctive design language for 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules. Although most of the exterior is covered with heavy camo, some features are noticeable. For example, the hood of the new model seems to be larger than before. Could one of the reasons be a new engine?
Well, probably the FCA just wants to strengthen the visual impression of the upcoming model. Moreover, bed, doors and rest of the exterior are covered, so expect to see some modifications there as well. As for the cabin, the spy shots are unavailable at the moment. But, we expect to see a slightly revamped interior, new color schemes, and features.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Release Date and Price
The precise release date of 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules is unknown. But, according to the reports, and the fact that the truck is in the testing phase we’ll probably see it before the fall of 2020. Well, the competition could speed up the production process.
Almost every rival of the FCA is working on a new truck.No doubt, the mid-size class will be very interesting, and we will see several impressive models. As for the price, the estimated starting price for the base version of Hercules is around $45,000.