Jeep will make the entry point to its dual-cab Gladiator ute range $10,000 cheaper late in 2020.

    But even with a sticker price around $65,000 before on-road costs, the Wrangler-based Gladiator Sport S pickup will be among the most expensive utes on the market in Australia.

    A range-topping Ford Ranger Wildtrak is priced from $65,390 before on-road costs with a Bi-Turbo diesel engine, while Nissan charges $63,490 before on-roads for its most capable Navara N-Trek Warrior.

    “Details and price will be confirmed later this year,” a Jeep spokesperson told CarExpert, but the equivalent model in the USA drops the 8.4-inch infotainment system standard in Australia for a 5.0-inch unit.

    It also packs cloth-trimmed seats instead of leather, 17-inch alloy wheels instead of 18-inch units, and a soft top. The Sport S is a mid-range model in the USA, sitting between the base Sport and the Overland.

    The off-road hardware is downgraded as standard in the USA, although an uprated Towing Package with tougher differentials and improved cooling is available.

    Currently, the entry-level Jeep Gladiator Overland is priced from $75,450 before on-road costs. The most expensive Launch Edition kicks off at $86,450 before on-road costs.

    Regardless of spec, Jeep has confirmed the Gladiator won’t be offered with diesel power in Australia.

    It will instead only be available with a 3.6-litre petrol V6 making 209kW and 347Nm.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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