Back in July, the Jeep® brand showed off its all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator to the European market. Now while the Jeep® brand already offers a right-hand-drive (RHD) offering of its Wrangler around the globe. Not much was said during the European debut. Well, it’s no surprise, that our spy photographers have caught one Gladiator test truck on the roads of Metro Detroit in the RHD configuration.
Looking through the windshield of this Gladiator Sport, you can clearly see that the driver in the right side of the vehicle. This past week we told you that dealers in the U.S. can start ordering the Sport models for the first time. That being said, the Sport model is not available on the Gladiator in Canada, however, the Sport S model is.
According to Jeep, the Gladiator will only offer Sport, Overland, and Rubicon models for the EMEA region.
This leads us to the question, will the Jeep brand offer a Gladiator in RHD configuration for North America? Many rural postal carriers, newspaper deliverers, and other services have used RHD Wrangler Sport (JK) models in the past. However, currently, the Wrangler (JL) is unavailable to order RHD drive in the United States or Canada. A Gladiator Sport version could be a great replacement for the RHD JK models, utilizing the pickup box for those big Amazon, USPS, or Canada Post packages.
Built-in Toledo, Ohio, the new Jeep Gladiator will arrive in Middle East showrooms in the first half of 2020 and then go on sale in Europe by the end of next year.