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Old 11-28-2018, 05:09 PM   #1
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I see a new tow vehicle in my future....

Jeep Gladiator..........https://www.cnn.com/videos/cars/2018...r-unveiled.cnn
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:30 PM   #2
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Spec's say 7600 towing and 1600 payload, not too bad for an open air truck.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:45 PM   #3
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Love the jeep product of course and it is good to see it expanding.

Maybe 10 years down the road when all the bugs are worked out we will be looking at one of these... https://youtu.be/y4Oh2ywhWCk

This was just displayed to the public along with the SUV.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:16 PM   #4
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Jeep lost its mind when it turned the Wrangler into a Mall Terrain 4-door.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:32 PM   #5
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Jeep lost its mind when it turned the Wrangler into a Mall Terrain 4-door.
How did it do that? The Wrangler is still a beam-axle body-on-frame 4X4, and still comes as a 2-door or a 4-door. The pickup version is only 4-door, but that's what people buy.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:39 PM   #6
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Jeep is actually featuring the Gladiator on their website now, although details are still sparse.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:46 PM   #7
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Maybe 10 years down the road when all the bugs are worked out we will be looking at one of these... https://youtu.be/y4Oh2ywhWCk

This was just displayed to the public along with the SUV.
Official website: Rivian
(note that the wheelbase is listed incorrectly on this site, with the pickup and SUV values reversed)

The most informative press coverage I've seen is from Motor Trend:
2020 Rivian R1T EV First Look: The Electric Pickup Truck
2021 Rivian R1S EV First Look: The Electric SUV
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:19 PM   #8
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Wow! 4+ trailers + new Mustang in 4 years and probably a new Jeep truck asap. My mom-in-law was probably right that I should get a govt. job
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:00 AM   #9
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So Jim, why? It would certainly work as a tow vehicle, but so do a lot of other vehicles, so what is the appeal of this one... off-road use? removable roof? appearance/image?

Then there's the big question: gasoline, or wait for the diesel?
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