The forthcoming 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules will be something special. It is one of the most anticipated models in the pickup truck segment. It is actually a performance-oriented version of Gladiator pickup. We heard a lot of rumors about this variant and now Hercules is almost here. Jeep confirmed those speculations and new Hercules will arrive at some point next year.
An aggressive pickup truck will deliver stronger performances than the base trim level. That means Gladiator Hercules will have to deliver over 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It isn’t such a huge task, especially not in the modern world. But still, Jeep will have a lot of work to do before releasing this high-performance variant.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Design Is Aggressive and Mean
New Gladiator model will be based on the Jeep Wrangler. With such a unique sibling, Gladiator will look truly aggressive and mean. However, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules will look even more aggressive. To make things clearer for you, imagine Wrangler SUV in Rubicon version. Some parts are looking sporty and aerodynamics are much better than on the base model.
On top of that, Hercules offers more blacked-out features, including the seven-slot grille. Larger wheels and more angular headlights are also available. All of those features are easy to spot. The pickup easily attracts the attention and curious looks. Jeep confirmed its Hercules model, but the manufacturer didn’t release any details. However, the latest reports are strongly suggesting a four-door model. On top of that, Jeep will surely deliver a distinctive and interesting design.
The upcoming 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules will deliver a very modern cabin with a great level of comfort. Still, Jeep is silent of any type of vehicle’s details. For that reason, we’ll have to write about the rumors. Comfort is similar to the comfort inside the Jeep Wrangler. A four-door configuration will make it easier to access the cabin. So far, only a five-foot bed is speculated.
Tech-wise, Hercules will arrive with a larger display than the regular 7.0-inch unit. Moreover, heated seats, leather upholstery, and Trail Rail cargo management will be optional. Jeep will look to improve the overall safety rating. For that reason, we can expect plenty of standard safety systems and driver-assistance features.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Engine
As we mentioned, new Hercules will have to outperform the base Gladiator model. The base trim level offers a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 285 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. That sounds like something Hercules will beat with ease. However, Jeep’s goal isn’t just to outperform its base variant Gladiator. No, the goal is to beat the competitors or at least reach their heights.
Surely, Tundra TRD Pro and other reliable models are established and have a long tradition. But Jeep’s name is something that will surely sell this pickup with ease. On the other hand, Ram Rebel TRX model will now produce around 700 horsepower and that is something Jeep can’t compete with at the moment. Not only Jeep. Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota are all far behind those horsepower figures. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules will surely get new powertrain, but no one knows exactly what type of engine will Hercules ride on.
Price and Release Date
The price of the arriving 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules will start at around $62,000. The base model is priced at $40,000 and the mid-range Overland trim level at $45,000.
Hercules will surely deliver more off-road equipment, more luxury, and more standard features. On top of that, higher performance will additionally raise the price. Jeep will release its new Hercules variant later in 2020.