While the Jeep® Gladiator is already in dealers in the United States and Canada, however, the truck has not made its worldwide debut yet. That will change on Friday, July 12th as the Jeep Owners’ Group (J.O.G.) will kick off their annual Camp Jeep® event in San Martino di Castrozza, Italy.
For fans of the brand and J.O.G. members from across Europe will get their first chance to see the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator up close. Of course, there will also be a unique Mopar-Modified version of the mid-size truck also on display at the event, created for the occasion by Mopar. The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator will be launched across the EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) next year.
Fans will also be able to see the 2019 Jeep Wrangler 1941 designed by Mopar, that made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Displayed in the Mopar corner, the vehicle is a four-wheel-drive model with a 100% street legal outfit, fitted with Jeep Performance Parts. A two-inch suspension lift kit, optional snorkel, performance rock rails, black door sill guards, black fuel door and all-weather mats add to the specific configuration of this model. The 1941, will be available after this summer on all Wrangler 2.2-liter diesel models, and on all trims, including Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon.
Two different Jeep Wrangler 1941 models will be on display. One is based on the off-road Rubicon trim in a two-door configuration, equipped with a 2.2-liter, 200 horsepower diesel engine and sporting a Hella Yella Clear Coat exterior with black Mesh Sunbonnet. The other is based on the more upscale four-door Sahara Unlimited trim with Ocean Blue Metallic Clear Coat exterior and hard top, equipped for customers who want to stand out for their unique style in the city.
Enthusiasts in attendance will also be able to retrace the heritage of the Jeep Gladiator with several of its predecessors on display in the Museum Area. The models on display in the Museum Area will include a 1978 Jeep Cherokee Chief “Levis, a special Cherokee version resulting from the memorable collaboration with Levi Strauss from 1975 to 1978; the 1970 Jeep CJ5 “Renegade I”, a special trim offered on the CJ5 and CJ7 models until 1986 which marks the first appearance of the name “Renegade” in Jeep’s history; the 1978 Jeep CJ7 “Golden Eagle”, an upscale model of the CJ7 launched in the same year as the original Renegade; the 1963 Jeep J300 “Gladiator Thriftside” and 1967 Jeep J3000 “Gladiator Thriftside” which represented the first introduction of the Gladiator nameplate and featured a conventional body on frame pickup design derived from the Jeep Wagoneer four-wheel-drive station wagon and automatic transmission for the first time ever on a four-wheel-drive pick-up; the 1967 Jeep Super Wagoneer, the first four-wheel-drive vehicle with automatic transmission and the forerunner of the current luxury SUVs and the 1973 Jeep CJ5 “Super Jeep” a special CJ-5 model produced in limited numbers and highly sought after by collectors.
The three-day event is projected to attract over 1,200 Jeep enthusiasts with more than 700 Jeep vehicles. Jeep enthusiasts will get the opportunity to experience the off-road capability of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, and to put the entire Jeep lineup through its paces on the challenging mountain trails of the majestic Dolomites. More than 40 kilometers (or about 25 miles) of trails will be available for Jeep models and put their off-road skills to the test alongside expert Jeep Academy drivers.
The Camp Jeep program will also include shows, barbecues, outdoor sports, activities for children, panoramic Ferris wheel aperitifs, live music and on Sunday afternoon, a Closing Parade that will end the three-day program will representing the climax of this year’s event. For more information, you can visit Jeep Italy’s dedicated site.