The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a well-packaged truck that’s extremely capable off the beaten path. It was a welcome addition to the Jeep lineup, and according to JeepGladitorForum.com, a few new trim levels are coming to the Gladiator for the 2021 model year. One forum poster claims to have obtained a leaked dealer bulletin that confirms the truck will get a Willys package and an 80th Anniversary Edition model for the new model year.
Much like the Willys trim level that’s already available on the Wrangler, the Gladiator’s Willys package will come in two levels: the Willys Sport and the Willys (the Willys Sport being the cheaper of the two). All Willys-trimmed Gladiators will get black 17-inch wheels with mud-terrain tires, rock rails from the Rubicon trim, a limited-slip differential, black exterior accents with black Willys stickers, and body-colored fender flares (as opposed to the standard, black plastic ones).
The major difference between the Willys Sport and the Willys is that the full-blown Willys also gets the truck’s Technology and Convenience packages. That nets you a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment setup, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a universal garage door opener, and a few other goodies. According to the forum post, the Gladiator Willys Sport will start at $35,245 and the pricier Willys will cost $39,240.
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The 80th Anniversary Edition trim—here to commemorate 80 years since the original Willys MB Jeep was launched into service in World War II—is pricier still and starts at $41,740. This commemorative model comes with 18-inch wheels and all-terrain tires, an 8.4-inch infotainment setup (that nets an Alpine audio system and an in-dash navigation system, among other things), remote start, body-colored fender flares, gray exterior accents, and model-specific badging. Remote start and keyless entry are optional extras.
Hopefully, we’ll know more about the 2021 Jeep Gladiator’s new trims in the coming weeks. Until the brand releases official information about the model, though, (besides that it gets a diesel) we’ll have to cross our fingers that the Gladiator Willys Sport, Willys, and 80th Anniversary Edition models actually make their way to Jeep’s lone pickup truck for 2021.
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