The 2007 SEMA auto show is revealing two concept cars and they both belong to Jeep. The Jeep Wrangler Ultimate is filled with more features that what we are used to in a Jeep – which frankly is something we don’t mind. It has the 3-inch lift kit and 35-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires – making it perfect for off the road use.
Jeep has been finding ways of improving their vehicles and making them bigger and badder then ever. Which is where the Gladiator concept comes in. The Gladiator is a cross between the Wrangler and a pick-up truck. The wheel base is ultra-long coming in at 138 inches. This makes room for the large side mounted spare tire, something that most jeeps keep on them.
This new concept was bestowed with the name of Gladiator as a remembrance on the Jeep pick-ups in the 1960’s and the military looking Jeep trucks of the 1950’s. But don’t think that this vehicle is all bark and no bite. Beneath that big monster hood lies a 2.8 liter diesel, which means that the Jeep will sound as macho as it looks.
While every other type of vehicle seems to be taking off, the jeep seems to be lagging behind. With bad sales and consumers not wanting to purchase as much, jeep is looking to improve and take back the consumers that they lost. With the introduction of the 2006 Jeep Commander, the company finally fills at least one gaping hole in its lineup. The Commander is the company’s first-ever seven-passenger SUV. Rather than just add a third-row seat, Jeep is creating an entirely new vehicle to accommodate the two extra riders.