Jeep has unveiled its facelifted Gladiator at the 2023 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The most notable aesthetic change is to the front-end, with the iconic seven-slot grille revised for 2024 and featuring new-look headlights – as seen earlier this year when the 2024 Wrangler was revealed. Jeep says the new grille is slimmer – visually and literally – and the black textured vertical slots are designed to improve cooling.
Jeep has also replaced the Gladiator’s steel mast radio aerial with a streamlined windshield-integrated trail-ready stealth antenna, sure to increase longevity and durability.
Also new is the availability of seven new standard and optional wheel designs, with sizes ranging from 32 to 33 inches.
On the inside, the Gladiator replaces the earlier 8.4-inch display with an all-new 12.3-inch touchscreen – the largest display ever found in a stock Gladiator. The system runs fifth-gen Uconnect 5 software, and it’s capable of running wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Also available via the Uconnect 5 software is a Jeep Adventure Guides, which delivers detailed guides and maps for the 62 ‘Jeep Badge of Honor’ trails.
The new Gladiator houses up to seven USB-A and USB-C ports, and 12-volt outlets front and rear. On the safety front, the 2024 Gladiator now includes side-curtain airbags as standard.
“The new Gladiator makes the best even better, with a more advanced and comfortable interior with a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen and available power seats tested for water fording, more safety and technology, including standard side-curtain airbags, and a fresh exterior with a new seven-slot grille, seven new wheel designs and a windshield-integrated trail-ready antenna,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America.
“Combine all of that with its folding windshield, three roof choices, two different door options – or taking the doors off altogether – and Gladiator is the only truck in the business that can celebrate this kind of open-air freedom and still do real truck stuff,” Morrison added.