The Jeep Gladiator made its debut back in 2020, after continuous rumours floated around for years of a Wrangler pickup. When it did come out, the design didn’t disappoint – having that distinct front-end of a Jeep Wrangler we have been accustomed to and appreciated over the decades, with the utilitarian body of a four-door pickup. However, the extended length and extra weight over a Wrangler had people understandably raise the question in our region – how well does it do in our desert terrain? We decided to answer that question by taking the Gladiator’s latest trim – the Sand Runner to do some proper dune-bashing in one of the region’s popular offroad camps in Tilal Swaihan,
Back in January, Jeep uncovered the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee with an “L” added to its name. The “L” pointed to the additional third-row of seats. As promised back then, Jeep has now unveiled the five-seater version of the new Grand Cherokee. It now gets a plug-in-hybrid 4xe version as well, even in the most hardcore Trailhawk variant.
Jeep recently revealed a new exterior colour for the 2021 Jeep Wranger, called Tuscadero Pink in the United States.
The SUV brand said they are offering this colour only for a limited time in November 2021. Maybe a few of the local dealers in the GCC will bring in a few? You never know.
They have already released a few new interesting colours this year, such as Chief Blue, Nacho and Gecko Green for the Wrangler and Gladiator models to commemorate Jeep’s 80th birthday.
This is not the first time the parent company has offered this colour.
The latest Jeep Wrangler is very good on desert dunes, finally managing to power through our region’s unique terrain after years of being merely average in stock form. The Jeep Gladiator pickup dialled that capability back with its extra weight and wheelbase, so Jeep saw fit to introduce their own modified Gladiator model, dubbed the Sand Runner, and creating a ‘Desert Rated’ badge.
Jeep’s Wagoneer is an iconic name, at least in America. Since it went the way of the Dodo in the early 90s after surviving with minor changes for three decades, Jeep aficionados have been asking for a reboot. Now Jeep has brought the name back on the tailgates of the new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The new flagship Jeeps plan to push the brand into a premium territory less explored by Jeep, and clearly targeting the U.S. market as well as the Middle East, as evidenced by the white paintjob on the earlier concept.
The Jeep Compass is a very important sales driver for the brand globally, even though it’s been a bit of a flop in the UAE and other GCC markets. The compact crossover SUV has been running its current guise for more than 3 years now. Jeep revealed a facelift for the Compass in China late last year, which just made its Indian debut as well.
Since its inception in 1993, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been a successful player in the mainstream mid-size SUV segment, even though their original pitch about chasing Range Rovers was absolute nonsense. It’s gone through four generations since then (we owned a second-gen model). For 2021, Jeep has taken the covers off an all-new 2021 Grand Cherokee L three-row model, that will be sold alongside the existing 5-seater Grand Cherokee that will get the replacement later in the year.
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