2023 Jeep Gladiator Single-Cab – Jeep’s 2022 Easter Jeep Safari concept teaser has the Jeepiverse buzzing. Although the teaser appears to be a Wrangler four-door, Jeep asks, “Ever wonder how blending two powerful off-roaders such as the Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Gladiator might appear like?” This brings back all the single-cab Gladiators that we’ve seen.
2023 Jeep Gladiator Single-Cab Review
Many homemade conversions have resulted in single-cab Gladiators. Professional shops have also taken up the cause. This Jeep is not only unique and attractive, but it also has practical uses. Jeep said, “What if a pickup truck dares to be more like an SUV in order to increase its departure angle?” And so you start to wonder if the two-door Gladiator might be in development. It seems simple because they share so many components. You should consider the benefits of serious off-roaders before you decide to buy one. You will have a better chance of conquering any obstacles that are off the beaten track if you have a shorter wheelbase and a higher suspension. You will also have a smaller turning radius, better breakover angles, and better maneuverability.
There are a few ways Jeep could approach the problem, but most of it is cost-related. To get the shorter floor, it could make a second strike on the Gladiator floorplan. Or, there might be an existing solution. It could be attached to the Wrangler’s front half by the Gladiator’s back. Toweling would be required for a few small brackets and panels. The frame is also important. Is an existing frame compatible with the foundation or do they need to be tooled? There is also demand. If the sales projections are accurate, all of this is possible. It may not be accepted by the bean counters if you only sell a few thousand units per year. The Gladiator sold less than 80,000 trucks last year. The Wrangler has been selling over 200,000 vehicles per year for the past several years.
2023 Jeep Gladiator Single-Cab Release Date & Price
Arguments that a Gladiator is a two-door Gladiator have some merit. There are between 12-15 percent of four-door Wranglers and two-door Gladiators. This is approximately 30,000 two-doors per year. If you add Gladiator sales to Wranglers, it’s a little over 100,000. How much of that could a Gladiator two-door do? How many Gladiator conquests by two-door Gladiators would make it possible to sell the other two? This is speculation. However, if a single-cab Gladiator could produce 20 percent of the above-combined numbers, that would be roughly 20,000 fewer Gladiators per year. Stellantis would be able to pull the trigger if that amount, based on the cost of the necessary tooling, is sufficient? We don’t know. We do know that Jeep will be preparing JES concepts for the Easter Safari on April 9. It is fun to speculate on the true meaning of a Gladiator with two doors, even though some might never see production.