Posted on February 29, 2020 by Kelly Wilk
2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave for Sale | Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton
The King of Jeeps Hits the Dunes
What are the things you love about a Jeep? There are so many things to love of course but let's get specific. Is it the sleek seven-slot vertical grill in the front? Is it kick butt power of those 3.6L Pentastar V6 engines? The round headlights, the iconic trapezoidal wheel arches or the way it can be transformed when you fold down the windows, remove the hard top and nix the doors? Is it the powerful four-wheel drive that could get you up a mountain? Or is it the rugged way it can tear up an off road trail? I say all of the above. After all it is a design that has dated back 75 years! However the above is about to get a serious upgrade. The proud little Trail Rated badge emblazoned on the off-road Jeeps has remained the same until now. Now there is a new kind of Jeep that is about to change the game. It will be a stamp of approval for a new generation of pick up trucks, one that will not only be able to climb a mountain, but a mountain made of sand! Introducing the new Desert Rated 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave, (pictures care of Driving) that will be leaving other off-road vehicles in a wake of dust and arriving at your local Chrysler dealerships in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Burlington and Peel.
Imagine this if you will; cue the Mission Impossible theme on the radio, visualize an inescapable sun overhead, watching a visible spray of sand in the rear view mirror flying behind you like a tail on a lizard. Whooshing past cacti, the Coyote and even The Road Runner at the speed of light. (Watch out for those anvils.) When the vultures look down and see the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave booking it through the dunes they will think, I won’t be flying circles around that any time soon! And it’s true, with the modifications for its new environment the Mojave will fit right in to this wide-stretching, curving, crumbling landscape. And really not just fit in but absolutely conquer, just as the original Jeep makes light of the most unlevelled, water soaked, rough back woods trails.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave will be the first to burst through the doors of the Jeep factory and will be able to take on those sandy curves of the desert terrain due to the significant suspension upgrades. Similar to the corners of F-150 Raptor the Jeep will sport the set of specially-tuned FOX 64-mm (2.5-inch) internal bypass shocks with external reservoirs. However the improvements don’t end there. 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave also packs an industry-exclusive. It is the FOX front hydraulic jounce bumpers, a 25-mm (1-inch) front suspension lift with a front skid plate, and standard 33-inch Falken Wildpeak All-Terrain tires that will have its work cut out for them.
The desert is unforgivable terrain, it is a harsh environment but the Mojave will be ready to meet it head on. Where might someone go to find the biggest stretch of sand to do a test run on? The closest and one of the ten biggest deserts in the world would be The Great Basin Desert which covers 190,000 square miles in the United States. Bordered by The Rocky Mountains in the east, the Sierra Nevada to the west, the Columbia Plateau to the north as well as, and you guessed it, the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts in the south. Looks like you could take your Jeep Mojave home to its namesake. The Great Basin Desert is a cold desert where the climate is generally brutally hot summers followed by snowy, cold winters. Talk about a range of driving surfaces and conditions to put the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave through its paces.
The essential changes on the inside make this Jeep a veritable contender for a desert run. However the exterior of the Gladiator Mojave is just as shiny and new and certainly not to be outdone by its internal upgrades. It has been confirmed by Jeep that the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave will be constructed with a reinforced frame as well as stronger axles with cast-iron steering knuckles. It has been hypothesized that this decision was made in response to the YouTube videos when Kyle drives his Desert Rated Gladiator at unwarranted speeds after making a poorly judged launch off of a sand dune.
This lends itself perfectly to a discussion about the hydraulic jounce bumpers, which the folks at Jeep have assured us will be made useful as a secondary pair of shocks. The function of the jounce bumpers on the Mojave is to provide additional damping force as the suspension is stretched to its maximum compression. This in turn will minimize the impact and prevent said Jeep from bottoming out in extreme off-road feats at high speeds. Essential if you want to avoid a sandy spill as well as a reason for those vultures to revaluate their position on the whole circling thing.
However this Jeep Gladiator is not going to be subjected to a fate such as that. Rolling on its Mojave-trimmed Gladiators will provide an extra 13-mm (½-inch) in terms of track. This will also help keep the vehicle steady and when ready to rocket off into the land of sand it will be level and well fuelled by a killer engine. The engine in question will be the tried and true 3.6L V6 engine providing 285 horsepower. The six-speed manual gearbox is standard on the Jeep Gladiator Mojave, as well as offering the eight-speed automatic transmission as another option.
The only remaining question is when will the world see this marvellous dune buster? Well the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave models should be arriving in Jeep dealerships in the second quarter of 2020. Anticipation to see the new life, and unique travels of the Desert Rated Mojave worldwide is at an all time high. Whatever happens though you can be sure it will be worth the wait. So roadrunner move over, vultures take a hike and sandy desert terrain, get ready for the Jeep Gladiator Mojave to blast tracks across you unlike any other off-road pick up truck.