New 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup to arrive with Mopar accessories advantage
While all the attention was being paid to the reveal of the brand new 2020 Jeep Gladiator midsize pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, the Mopar brand team was quietly setting up a Mopar-modified 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon nearby.
The Mopar brand partnership with Jeep brand is an important element in the market success of Jeep vehicles with consumers across North America and worldwide. The ability to customize with performance parts and lifestyle accessories – directly tailored for the vehicle – is a proven advantage for Jeep in making Jeep the 2019 SUV segment leader.
One only needs to back up a couple of days to note that as Motor Trend awarded the 2019 Jeep Wrangler its coveted SUV of the Year honor, they singled out that element. They noted that Jeep’s diverse range furnished a model for every need, a regular series of special edition options PLUS the availability of the custom Mopar accessories and performance upgrades all provide endless customization possibilities for the Wrangler owner – make it a winner.
When the 2020 Jeep Gladiator arrives next year, Mopar will have a similar comprehensive portfolio of 200-plus parts and accessories available for new owners to personalize and/or enhance the performance of their new Gladiator.
Designed specifically for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, the Mopar Gladiator portfolio products will include items like a Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) 2-inch lift, JPP tube doors, Mopar spray-in bedliner, tonneau covers, a truck bed storage system and more.
For active lifestyle personalization, there will be truck-capable accessories, such as bed-mounted cross rails that adapt to a variety of carriers, along with additional performance content, such as off-road lights and beadlock wheels, and many more developed specifically for the new Jeep Gladiator.
“The Mopar brand is bringing to market a full selection of parts and accessories for owners to personalize the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator to fit their individual lifestyles,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Parts & Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA – North America. “We’re giving owners what they need to enhance the most capable midsize truck ever, whether that’s versatile lifestyle accessories or Jeep Performance Parts for hard-core off-roaders.”
Mopar parts and accessories for the Gladiator are backed by a factory warranty. They are created in close coordination with the Jeep brand, from product design and engineering through tens of thousands of hours of development, testing and validation. It is important to note that this process includes sharing of factory-exclusive data — information not available to the aftermarket — that enables Mopar Gladiator parts and accessories to deliver proper fit, finish and quality down to the color, grain, look and line of each product.
Mopar-modified all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
The Mopar brand used a large selection of items from its available portfolio to demonstrate the top-down, open-air potential of the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon as shown on the modified version on display at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Exterior Mopar modifications include a JPP 2-inch lift kit, JPP tube doors and rock rails and JPP 5-inch and 7-inch off-road LED lights. A mesh sun bonnet works with the tube doors to deliver an open-air feel unlike any other offered by a production midsize truck. The JPP logo is added to the rear of both bed sides. Additional Mopar accessories include unique five-spoke wheels, a hood decal, a blacked out Mopar grille and windshield tie-down straps.
In the rear, Mopar bed-mounted cross rails work with a Mopar bike carrier to support active lifestyles. A truck bed storage system enhances utility with lockable, dual sliding drawers. The interior of the custom 2020 Jeep Gladiator is outfitted with Katzkin seats, Mopar grab handles, molle bags and all-weather floor mats.
The Jeep Gladiator is armed with a Mopar cold air intake, which works with a Mopar cat-back exhaust system to add horsepower and torque.
Mopar Products for 2020 Jeep Gladiator
Is a small sampling of the Mopar products that will be available for the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator:
Bed-mounted cross rails: Adapted from Ram 1500, bed cross rails work with Trail Rail system for adding Mopar lifestyle accessories, such as bike carriers, kayak carriers and more.
Bed storage system: Tailgate opens for access to dual sliding drawers, providing lockable storage space for gear, supplies and tools.
Ramps: Carryover from Mopar portfolio for Ram 1500, ramps are tested and proven and provide easy ingress and egress into bed area.
Lift kit: Available 2-inch lift kit delivers additional off-road clearance and adds aggressive appearance.
Bedliners: Durable, factory-backed spray-in bedliner available as production option through Mopar Custom Shop, with drop-in bedliner also available.
Roof rack/carriers: Mopar roof rack accommodates variety of lifestyle cargo carriers, such as a bicycle, ski and snowboard carriers.
Door sill guards: Composite and stainless steel door sill guards feature the Gladiator text logo.
Tonneau covers: Similar in design to tonneau covers for Ram 1500, but configured to fit Jeep Gladiator, options include hard-trifold, soft–trifold and soft roll-up tonneau covers.
Side graphics: Graphics unique to Jeep Gladiator flow down from C-pillar and include a hexagonal design, military and retro-themed options.
Hood graphics: Options include “Flag,” “1941” and “Jeep Grille Through the Years” designs.
Cold air intake: Features the Jeep brand logo and draws in fresh air from hood cut-out to increase engine performance.
Katzkin seats: Katzkin leather seats are embroidered with distinctive Jeep grille logo in Tungsten stitching.
Tube doors: Tough, 2-inch-round steel tube doors add open-air feel that makes Jeep Gladiator unique for midsize pickups.
Sun bonnets: Mopar mesh and solid sun bonnets enhance freedom of Jeep Gladiator while delivering factory-engineered and UV-tested protection when hardtop is removed.
Grab handles: Mopar grab handles feature Jeep grille logo and are hard-secured, offering increased grip.
All-weather mats: Durable, all-weather mats fit like a glove and feature graphic design inspired by rugged Moab trails.
Wheels: Aluminum 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels help negotiate off-road terrain, and additional wheel options include five-spoke “gear” and five-spoke “slot” designs.
Rock rails: Unique, heavy-gauge steel JPP rock rails are thicker and wider and utilize same powder-coating on Ram Truck bedliners to give non-slip finish.
Bumpers: Rugged, sturdy, winch-capable steel bumpers include production Rubicon and “Stubby” bumper options.
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Our inwheeltime.com team was at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week and got a first hand look at the new Gladiator as it ‘navigated’ its way to the stage for the reveal. We will share their impressions and more information about Gladiator after they get back next week.