Jeep Gladiator lovers will finally be able to get the diesel engine variant in the USA! What To Ride was informed however that Australia will not get the diesel option all due to Jeep sales in Australia not being high enough to be worth the cost of developing a right-hand drive option despite high demand from Australian Ute lovers for diesel engine variants among other Utes and large SUVs. We hope that Jeep will have no choice but to introduce the diesel engine option in Australia.
The current Jeep Gladiator is available in Australia with a V6 petrol engine. Whilst the Jeep Gladiator Diesel will be powered by a 3.0 L V6 turbo which produces 195kW of power and 600Nm torque coupled with an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission. This Ute the Jeep Gladiator available in the Australian car market is powered by a 3.0 L V6 petrol producing 209kW of power and considerably lower torque than the diesel option at 347Nm with eight-speed automatic transmission.
Jeep executives say Australia doesn’t buy enough Jeep Models to cover the significant cost of developing a right-hand-drive diesel engine version of the Jeep Gladiator. What To Ride hopes that jeep Australia would change their mind and get this beast Ute to the Land Down Under!