Off-road tuned pickup trucks are becoming more popular these days and after models like F-150 Raptor, Colorado ZR2 and Tacoma TRD Pro, FCA is also about to offer such vehicles. We’ve already heard a lot of stories about the new Hercules, which is expected to pack a large V8 engine. On the other side, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave won’t focus on a large engine. Moreover, the V6 will remain untouched. On the other side, we are about to see all kinds of mechanical upgrades, while the visual upgrade brings a couple of interesting details as well. The new model has been presented earlier this year and we presume it will hit the market in the second half of 2020.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Exterior Upgrades
This version comes with all kinds of upgrades, both in terms of mechanics and aesthetics. When it comes to the mechanical aspect of the truck, the first thing that comes to mind is the suspension. As we are talking about a desert runner, the first thing that comes to mind is the additions of new shocks. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave relies on proven solutions, so it comes with well-known 2.5-inch Fox shocks. In order to accommodate these excellent shocks, the truck is now even a little bit wider. Another thing we should mention is the addition of hydraulic jounce bumpers. These tall jounce bumpers include fluid that flows through a valve into a reservoir for added cushioning at the bottom of the suspension travel. This is something you won’t find in any other pickup truck in the class.
Of course, another thing that comes to mind with an off-road pickup truck is ground clearance. Interestingly, the rear end remains the same as on Rubicon, which means around 11.6 inches from the ground. On the other side, the front end has been raised for about 0.5 inches. You may also count on third-gen Dana 44 front and rear axles sport a 4.10:1 axle ratio and standard electronic locking rear differential.
Of course, there are also numerous styling details that help this version stand out. For example, you can easily notice that tow hooks have been painted orange. Also, there are new, unique 17-inch wheels with 7.5 inches in width. Naturally, we count on some exclusive color options, while the “Mojave” lettering will be another essential thing of the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave.
Exclusive details are expected on the inside as well. One of the first things that come to mind are sporty seats with exclusive stitching, while the same stitching is expected on handbrake, shifter and transfer-case boots, dash, and steering wheel. We know there will be two interior colors in the offer, Black or Steel Grey. Also, you will have to be able to choose between cloth and leather upholstery. Details about the list of standard equipment are yet to come, but we presume it will be quite similar to the Rubicon trim.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Engine
Despite the numerous updates in various aspects, things under the hood will remain the same. This means you may count on a well-known 3.6-liter V6, which is good for about 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Some sources also suggest we might see both automatic and manual gearboxes in the offer. As we’ve already mentioned, rumors say that FCA also works on a version with the V8 engine, but details are still unavailable.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave sometime in the second half of the year. Details about the price are still unavailable.