Jeep Gladiator XMT 

Heritage,Jeep | October 22 2019

Truck Tuesday: 2020 Jeep® Gladiator XMT concept draws upon military roots

The Jeep® Gladiator XMT concept reunites two companies whose histories can be traced back to World War II.

The recently revealed Jeep Gladiator Extreme Military-Grade Truck (XMT) concept was created through a partnership between AM General and FCA. The first collaboration between these companies dates back to the original “light reconnaissance vehicle” developed for the Army, which became known as the Jeep.

“The Jeep brand has an important military heritage, so we couldn’t be happier that AM General expressed interest in creating the Gladiator XMT,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America.  “We’re proud to partner with AM General, we look forward to gauging interest and gathering feedback on the Jeep Gladiator XMT, and we’re excited about potential future opportunities.”

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The new light tactical concept vehicle was shown for the first time at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C.

AM General identified the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator as the ideal platform on which to develop the Extreme Military-Grade concept vehicle with its 7,650 pounds of towing capacity, up to 1,700 pounds of payload capacity and ability to be accessorized to provide the appropriate equipment for tactical communications and service.

“We are extremely excited to partner with FCA and introduce the Jeep Gladiator Extreme Military-Grade Truck at AUSA,” said AM General President and CEO Andy Hove. “This new venture gives us an opportunity to showcase our expertise in light tactical vehicles and help FCA maximize the Gladiator’s global reach and potentially enter new military markets.”

The Jeep Gladiator XMT was upfitted by AM General with both custom-built and commercially available military-grade parts for an even more rugged truck that can traverse the toughest of terrains and meet varied military customer requirements.

Production of the Jeep Gladiator XMT concept could begin in the second half of 2020, pending feedback and interest in the military marketplace.

Edward Cardenas

Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it
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Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it as a communications professional. I have also experienced the thrills of the industry while riding in a race car at nearly 200 miles per hour. Having this breadth of experience, I look forward to drawing upon my experiences to bring a wide range of stories, photos and videos about Chrysler, FIAT and Alfa Romeo to FCA Digital Media. When I’m not covering my brands, I’m spending time with my wife and two boys.