When the Jeep® brand announced that it was going to offer its new highly-anticipated Gladiator pickup in Mexico, people were kind of confused that they would only launch the new model – the Rubicon. Mexico is known for its success of budget-friendly vehicles, like the Ram 700 and the Dodge Neon, so bringing a premium luxury truck into the fold without lesser optioned models, had us scratching our heads too.
Now the Jeep brand is ready to expand the Gladiator lineup for Mexico, by introducing the Overland model. While it isn’t the more pocket-friendly Sport model, the Overland will help offer more of a variety to people looking at the new Jeep truck.
Now unlike the U.S. and Canada versions, the Mexican-spec 2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland will only come with one transmission offering – the 8-speed automatic transmission. Standard power comes from the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 285 horsepower and 260 foot-pounds of torque and features the standard Start-Stop (ESS) system. Jeep is not releasing details if an EcoDiesel model will be available for the Mexican market.
However, the Overland model will still be considered a luxury pickup on the Mexican marketplace, due to the fact pricing will start at an MSRP of $1,029,900 pesos (or about $52,600 USD). It’s still cheaper than the Rubicon offering which starts at an MSRP of $1,119,900 peso (or about $57,200 USD). That puts both Jeep Gladiator offerings on both sides of the luxurious 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn with the eTorque HEMI, which starts at $1,053,900 (or about $53,800 USD) and almost triple the starting price of a midsize 2020 Ford Ranger offering.
Nevertheless, we are sure some Jeep diehard in Mexico will be thrilled to hear of more options coming to the market. To learn more about the Mexican-spec 2020 Jeep Gladiator models, you can visit Jeep.com.mx.