Jeep And AM General Partner On New Light Tactical Concept Vehicle – Jeep Gladiator XMT

Posted by at 5:00 pm on October 14, 2019

Jeep’s Gladiator pickup (based on the Wrangler) has been a bright spot for the FCA unit. Today we learn that an Extreme Military Grade (XMT) Gladiator beyond the fact that it would be offered to military customers as either a gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicle due to a partnship with AM General.

“We are extremely excited to partner with FCA and introduce the Jeep Gladiator Extreme Military-Grade Truck at AUSA,” said AM General President and CEO Andy Hove. “This new venture gives us an opportunity to showcase our expertise in light tactical vehicles and help FCA maximize the Gladiator’s global reach and potentially enter new military markets.”

AM General identified the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator – the most capable midsize truck ever, with 7,650 pounds of towing capacity and up to 1,600 pounds of payload capacity – as the ideal platform on which to develop the Extreme Military-Grade concept vehicle.

“The Jeep brand has an important military heritage, so we couldn’t be happier that AM General expressed interest in creating the Gladiator XMT,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – North America. “The all-new Jeep Gladiator boasts unmatched functionality, versatility and especially capability, including two advanced 4×4 systems, locking differentials, skid plates, tow hooks, and incredible approach, breakover and departure angles – the perfect foundation for this ultra-capable military concept vehicle.

“We’re proud to partner with AM General, we look forward to gauging interest and gathering feedback on the Jeep Gladiator XMT, and we’re excited about potential future opportunities,” Morrison added.

The photo of the concept shows what is essentially a Gladiator with no doors, no roof and aq brush bar up front.

The Gladiator XMT concept was debuted on Monday at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the US Army (AUSA). The is the two firm ink a deal with the pentagon, it would marks Jeep’s first reentry to into the military vehicle market since 1969 when it ended production on the Kaiser Jeep M715.

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