The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Parades New Upgrades from Mopar in L.A.
You can pick from 20 available parts and accessoriesby Ciprian Florea, on
The long-anticipated Jeep Gladiator, the company’s first pickup truck in 26 years, made its global debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Not surprisingly, Mopar has already created a range of parts and accessories for the truck and showcased them on a Rubicon model. The most important of which include a two-inch lift kit, spray-in bed liner, and a truck bed storage system.
Mopar has been providing parts and accessories for Chrysler and Fiat cars for decades now, and it also helped Jeep develop quite a few concept vehicles. Naturally, the Gladiator had to be included now that Jeep finally offers a pickup truck. Mopar presented 20 products for the Gladiator in Los Angeles, but more are definitely underway. Let’s have a look at what you can order once the Gladiator goes on sale.
Like all FCA products, the Gladiator benefits from a graphics package. Developed specifically for the truck, the side graphics run down from the C-pillar and include hexagonal, military and retro-themed design options. These are complemented by hood graphics in "Flag," "1941," and "Jeep Grille Through the Years" designs.
Moving over to more useful bits, Mopar offers roof racks and carriers for bicycles, skis, and snowboards.
For enhanced protection, you can select composite and stainless steel door sill guards, rock rails made from heavy-gauge steel, and more rugged and winch-capable steel bumpers.
Need better lighting? You’re in luck, as Mopar offers military-grade five- and seven-inch LED lights. There’s also a sunbonnet and 17-inch Beadlock-capable wheels.
You can also customize the truck’s bed, starting with cross rails adapted from the Ram 1500. These work well with the Trail Rail system offered by Jeep and enable the truck to carry bikes and kayaks.
There's also a bed storage system with dual sliding drawers and Ram 1500-sourced ramps for easier ingress and egress into the bed area.
Mopar also provides more durable, spray-in bed liners through the custom shop, as well as tonneau covers similar to those from the Ram 1500. Redesigned to fit the Gladiator, it can be had in three designs: hard-trifold, soft-trifold, and soft roll-up.
Mopar’s familiar Katzkin leather seats found their way into the Gladiator as well, this time around with a Jeep grille logo in embroidered in Tungsten stitching. The same logo can be seen on new, hard-secured grab handles with increased grip.
As usual for any Jeep, Mopar prepared a set of all-weather mats that feature graphics inspired by the iconic Moab trails.
Speaking of off-roading, Mopar makes climbing in the open-air configuration a lot safer with tube doors made from tough, two-inch, round steel tubes.
Mopar doesn’t make the Gladiator more powerful or faster, but it provides a cold-air intake that increases performance a bit by drawing more air from the hood cut-out. You can combine this feature with a two-inch lift kit for additional ground clearance and more aggressive performance.
Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator.
Read our full review on the 2005 Jeep Gladiator Concept.