Could Jeep be teasing the upcoming new Gladiator 4xe plug-in electric pickup truck? Jeep recently published this interior picture as a cover photo on their Facebook page. Thanks to JeepGladiatorForum.com and user ShrimpHappens for bringing this to our attention.
At first, the image appear pretty normal. A closer inspection shows that this is an interior of a Jeep 4xe plug-in hybrid. What’s the big deal, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe has been on sale for a while. If you look into the driver’s side rearview mirror – the Jeep appears to have a Gladiator roll-bar. It’s not a 2-door Wrangler because the center dash has four window switches.
Here is another image Jeep published to their Facebook page along with that interior image.
As most manufacturers are looking to electrify their trucks, SUVs, and cars – a Gladiator 4xe should be a good addition to the lineup. Since the 4xe gas/electric plug-in hybrid system requires the truck to carry a sizable battery – the payload and towing capability of such a truck will be very important. This pickup still needs to be able to do some work.