- the 2021 jeep gladiator lineup is expected to welcome a willys model and an 80th anniversary edition, according to images leaked on the jeep gladiator forum website.
- along with unique exterior details, the documents shows the willys highlighted by mud-terrain tires and a limited-slip rear differential, while the anniversary edition has 18-inch rims, all-terrain tires, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen.
- pricing for the new jeep pickups is said to start at $35,245 for the willys and $41,740 for the anniversary edition, but prices and details are all unofficial for now.
leave it to internet sleuths to do our work for us. thanks, guys, we'll take it from here. an unnamed person posted an image on jeepgladiatorforum.com that suggests the 2021 jeep gladiator lineup will include a willys model and an 80th anniversary edition.
the image above was allegedly leaked from a jeep dealer bulletin. in addition to a disclaimer that says the new sport-based models are now open for dealer orders, it includes a list of specific features as well as their msrp, which includes a package discount.
the willys model is said to feature body-color fenders, a blacked-out grille surround, trim-specific decals, and rubicon cab rock rails. it'll also ride on 17-inch wheels wrapped with gnarly mud-terrain tires, and it'll come with a limited-slip rear differential, according to this document. a better-equipped willys model will be offered with the technology and convenience packages.
the 80th anniversary edition is also described on this document with body-color fenders and unique badging, but it has neutral gray exterior accents and rolls on 18-inch rims inside all-terrain tires. the interior boasts an 8.4-inch touchscreen and a premium audio system. remote start is said to be standard, with passive hands-free entry optional.
while jeep hasn't officially announced pricing for either of these expected models, the willys sport will allegedly have an msrp of $35,245, including a discount of $1740. however, that likely doesn't include the 2021 gladiator's $1495 destination charge, which would push its starting price to $35,740—or $700 more than the base sport model.
the 80th anniversary edition could have an msrp of $41,740, including a discount of $2375. adding destination into that sum, it would slot between the $41,890 overland and $45,370 rubicon models at $43,235.
a jeep spokesperson didn't respond to our request for comment by the time of this writing, but we're confident in this particular leak, since the wrangler already offers a willys model and 2021 marks 80 years since willys-overland began manufacturing "jeeps" for the u.s. military.