Sayonara Scrambler: Jeep Gladiator Name Allegedly Leaks Online


By Christopher Smith, Motor1.com

Here’s a bit of disappointing news for nostalgic Jeep fans eagerly awaiting a new Scrambler pickup. Don’t worry, there’s still a Jeep truck coming, but according to a post over at JeepScramblerForum.com it won’t be called the Scrambler. Instead, it appears the new off-roader will adopt a tougher name – Gladiator. Apparently, the name appeared briefly on FCA’s media website, where an eagle-eyed individual saw it. According to the forum post, that section of the site was quickly taken down but not before this screenshot was allegedly grabbed.


We’ve reached out to Jeep for a comment on this, and we’ll certainly plug in an update if we receive one. The screengrab certainly looks like FCA’s media website, and there is legitimate Jeep history with the Gladiator name to support this news. It was used on Jeep pickups through the 1960s, and the name was also resurrected for the Jeep Gladiator concept truck back in 2005.

Furthermore, JeepScramblerForum.com cites a “trusted” source as confirming the information to be accurate. In fact, the Scrambler forum is already planning a name change in a couple of days to reflect the new name. The forum also says it got confirmation on Gladiator submodels, specifically the Sport, Overland, and Rubicon. In other words, it sounds like this could be the real deal.

Still, we must proceed unofficially until we get confirmation from Jeep proper, because admittedly it wouldn’t be tough to pull off an altered photo like the one above. In any case, we won’t have to wait long for an official word because this highly-anticipated pickup is slated to debut in just over two weeks at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Whether it’s indeed called Gladiator, or something else, we expect it will be worth the wait.

COMMENTS





Name

Accessories,1,Auto Insurance,1,Auto Show,13,Autos,411,Autos News,5,Barn Finds,1,Buying,1,Car Shows,1,Car Tech,1,Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles,1,Chicago Auto Show,1,Classic Cars,11,Consumer Electronics Show,1,Customs & Classics,1,Detroit Auto Show,1,Driving,1,Enthusiasts,27,Frankfurt Motor Show,1,Fuel Economy,1,Gearheads,1,Geneva Motor Show,1,Hot Rod Power Tour,1,Imports,1,Just For Fun,2,Los Angeles Auto Show,1,Maintenance,1,Motorcycles,17,Motorsports,1,Muscle Cars,1,Muscle Cars & Hot Rods,1,New Bikes,1,New Car Deals,1,New York Auto Show,1,News,47,Ownership,10,Paris Motor Show,1,Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance,1,Recalls,1,Research,9,Reviews,1,SEMA Show,1,Shanghai Auto Show,1,Sports and Exotics,1,Sports Cars,1,Supercars,1,Tech,1,Tokyo Motor Show,1,Trucks,1,
ltr
item
Autos - U.S. Daily News: Sayonara Scrambler: Jeep Gladiator Name Allegedly Leaks Online
Sayonara Scrambler: Jeep Gladiator Name Allegedly Leaks Online
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vXDO-FfukUY/W-aigWf-ArI/AAAAAAAAiNc/-f9aIVEABK4mfohLxO4wKA6XwnoRjndMwCLcBGAs/s1600/1.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vXDO-FfukUY/W-aigWf-ArI/AAAAAAAAiNc/-f9aIVEABK4mfohLxO4wKA6XwnoRjndMwCLcBGAs/s72-c/1.jpg
Autos - U.S. Daily News
https://autos.dailynews.us.com/2018/11/sayonara-scrambler-jeep-gladiator-name.html
https://autos.dailynews.us.com/
https://autos.dailynews.us.com/
https://autos.dailynews.us.com/2018/11/sayonara-scrambler-jeep-gladiator-name.html
true
7329154058020919259
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy