After the initial model, Jeep will bring another limited-time version of the new truck. The Hercules trim seems to be the beefed-up Rubicon with similar tags and styling. Still, rumors about the upcoming pickup are mentioning various upgrades that are not going to be available for other trim levels. Well, these tactics by FCA reminds us of Ram and its special editions and versions of its full-size truck. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules is definitely using similar tricks as its larger sibling.
According to rumors, Hercules will be the performance-tuned truck. Its name perfectly fits the nature of such a model. The new vehicle is going to add some huge displacement, and some speculations are mentioning the Hellcat unit. We doubt in this since the Gladiator is a mid-size truck. Functionality comes first and the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules will be a competitor to Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, and eventually Ford Ranger Raptor.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Specs
According to jeepwranglerforum, the new 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules is being tested already. Well, we still don’t know what is under the hood of the upcoming pickup. After texts in the above-mentioned forum, the company chiefs left the door open to the new model. But, there is no precise information about any segment of the new truck. All we have is an initial rumor and a couple of teaser images. These are fan art and the Hercules seems to be based on the Rubicon version.
The base pickup will use a 3.6-liter V6 engine. Well, this one is definitely not producing enough power for the performance-oriented model. On the other hand, chiefs said the Gladiator is getting a turbodiesel engine with 442 lb-ft of torque. But, it doesn’t respond to rumors about the Hercules version. We doubt that the new 3.0-l EcoDiesel V6 will be part of the performance-tuned model. Hercules is going to need more power.
The engine is definitely a mystery. But, we have the first renders of how the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules could look. Fans wasted no time and created the first images. We have only a couple of them – the whole truck and the Hercules badge. It seems the new model will use the same design language as the Rubicon trim. The only thing that will make them different is laying under the bonnet. And we still don’t know what is it.
When Will 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Be Available?
The new Gladiator is arriving next year. The Launch Edition caused a lot of attention, as everyone could guess. Next year we will see what other trim levels are going to be in the lineup. After that, we can consider upgrades. The Hercules edition is the first one. For further details we must wait to see what does the new Rubicon 4×4 trim is offering. Some rumors are already speaking of 707-hp version, but this is nonsense. Gladiator is not getting it before the Ram 1500. The flagship model will be the first to introduce such drivetrain for the truck segment. Well, the competition could speed up the development of the Hercules pickup.