We were on hand for the Canadian debut of the new Jeep® Gladiator Mojave at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto this past weekend. The Gladiator Mojave is the first Jeep vehicle to carry the brand’s newly minted Desert Rated badge. Jeep Desert Rated vehicles represent the ultimate in high-speed off-road capability and performance while traversing grueling desert and sand environments.
“4×4 capability has always been the foremost pillar of the Jeep brand and the new Gladiator Mojave is a natural extension of our legendary Trail Rated 4×4 capability leadership,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA – North America. “Jeep Gladiator is already the most capable midsize pickup on the planet and, with the addition of the new Mojave model, we are delivering our most passionate customers a new level of capability with the ability to master high-speed desert and sand terrains.”
Gladiator Mojave models will arrive in Jeep showrooms in the second quarter of 2020. We do know that Jeep has shown off the Cherokee Deserthawk in 2018 as one of the brand’s upcoming new Desert Rated vehicles.
Also making its Canadian debut was the new Windsor-built 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, setting a new standard in the class by delivering available all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability combined with class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating and 116 standard and available safety and security features, the most in the industry, all wrapped in a refreshed exterior and interior design.
“Through 37 years and more than 15 million minivans sold, Chrysler has defined the minivan segment and we plan to continue redefining it with the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Not only does this new Pacifica look more capable, [but it is also] more capable. It offers class-leading AWD capability paired with Stow ‘n Go, a new customizable Uconnect 5 system that is five times faster, and you can even take Alexa along for the ride and see into rear-facing child seats with the new FamCAM™. We also have the new top-of-the-line Pinnacle™ model and Pacifica is still the only hybrid in the segment. Whatever the challenge, Pacifica offers solutions.”
The new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica offers the most advanced AWD system in its class and is the only vehicle to offer AWD along with Stow ‘n Go seating. The seamless, fully automatic AWD system is the only vehicle in the segment capable of transferring all available engine torque to the rear wheels, or whichever wheels have more available traction. The Pacifica AWD system is also able to sense and stop the driveshaft from spinning when AWD is not required, a class-exclusive feature in the segment that improves efficiency and reduces emissions.
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica will offer 116 standard and available safety and security features, the most in the industry. New LED lights and available Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (PAEB) are now offered, plus existing available safety equipment, including Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection, ParkSense Rear Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, electronic stability control (ESC), Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, eight airbags and more.
Both new vehicles will be on display at the Canadian International Auto Show till February 23rd. For tickets and information, you can visit the official website for the show.