AM General and FCA's Jeep brand introduced a new light tactical concept vehicle at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army. The Jeep Gladiator Extreme Military-Grade Truck (XMT) by AM General was customized to meet global customers' needs for a lightweight military truck.
The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator was identified by AM General to be the ideal platform on which to develop the Ectreme Military-Grade concept vehicle. The truck features 7,650 pounds of towing capacity and up to 1,600 pounds of payload capacity.
Designed on the Jeep Gladiator
Available with three different powertrain combinations and equipped with a versatile cargo box, the Gladiator is built to handle the demands of an active lifestyle while delivering Jeep's open-air driving experience. A multitude of technology features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and safety features, such as Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, adaptive cruise control and Forward Collision Warning-Plus, further Gladiator’s appeal.
All Gladiator models are Trail Rated with a badge indicating that the vehicle is designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording. Gladiator Rubicon models are equipped with signature red tow hooks, Rock-Trac 4x4 system, featuring a two-speed transfer case with a 4:1 low-range gear ratio, front and rear heavy-duty Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lok electric front- and rear-axle lockers, segment-exclusive electronic sway bar disconnect, cab and bed rock rails, and standard 33-inch Falken Wildpeak All-Terrain off-road tires.
The Jeep Gladiator XMT has been upfitted by AM General with both custom-built and commercially available military-grade parts to create an even more rugged truck that can traverse the toughest of terrains in adverse conditions and is ready to meet varied military customer requirements.
As with the Humvee, AM General can apply its manufacturing and engineering expertise to convert the Gladiator XMT into mission-specific and purposeful lightweight tactical trucks based on customer requirements. Whether the need is to have a rugged personnel transport carrier or a command and control truck, the company has demonstrated through the Enhanced Tactical Kit (ETK) offerings on Humvee its ability to deliver solutions that are customer-driven and cost-effective.
Pending feedback and interest in the military marketplace, production could begin in the second half of 2020. In addition to the gas model, Gladiator XMT would be offered to military customers as a diesel version.