Jeep PH gives tips on how to spruce up your Gladiator

Updated Jun 11, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This is actually a good use of the current downtime.

It’s been almost a year since the Jeep Gladiator midsize pickup made its debut here. Considering that it came in the middle of a pandemic lockdown, Gladiator owners have likely had very few opportunities to explore their machine’s capabilities.

The Jeep Gladiator's Features

The good news is, there’s no need for idle hands. You might not be able to take your rig out for a spin just yet, but you can still work on it if you’re looking for something to do. A number of owners are making good use of the current downtime to modify and customize their Gladiators, in anticipation of the day when quarantine restrictions will finally be lifted.

Even if the Gladiator already comes with an imposing exterior, it wouldn’t hurt to add your own touches on it, and Jeep Philippines has some suggestions on how to make your truck look even more impressive than stock.     

Stick with monochrome colors 

Just like with clothes, a well put-together ensemble on a vehicle comprises involves having a consistent shade or hue. For instance, metal gray and olive gray might look the same to the casual observer, but they actually belong to different areas of the color scale.
If this isn’t possible, an option would be to go for complementary colors, with accents and proportions of the color variants carefully placed for balance.

Experiment with patterns

Breaking up the color monotony with different prints and textures can be fun, and a better look can be achieved if the elements belong in the same color block.

Gladiator side view

Additional prints can make or break a vehicle's aesthetic

Your Gladiator might end up looking tacky if you go overboard, but a well-planned design enhances the vehicle’s rugged aesthetics. The Gladiator’s stock form already has little easter eggs for customers to find and post on Jeep Philippines’ social media channels.

Accessorize

Seemingly minor touches like fender lifts, front air deflectors, and skid plates can already make your Gladiator stand out. Not surprising since it’s the only customizable trail-rated pickup in the market. If you want to take this route, Jeep Philippines has exclusive custom sets for the Gladiator. The Basic version comprises running boards, 7-inch LED headlamps and 4-inch LED DRL fog lamp, all at a suggested retail price of Php 162,000.

Jeep Gladiator accessories
Jeep Philippines is offering two ways to customize your Gladiator

Meanwhile, the Advanced set offers all these plus front and rear grab handles, a steel front bumper, and a removable rack kit. The premium is pricier at a suggested Php 174,000, but we reckon they’ll go a long way towards letting you enjoy an adventure-filled weekend on the trails.

Jeep Philippines recommends that these accessories be purchased and installed at authorized dealerships, as they come with a one-year warranty. The sets are available at Jeep outlets in Greenhills, Clark, Pampanga, Alabang, and Cebu, so book an appointment with the dealer nearest you.   

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Jeep Gladiator

The all-new Jeep Gladiator is the company’s first pickup truck offering after over three decades of focusing on their acclaimed SUVs. The Wrangler-based vehicle is built not only for city or rural driving, but it can deliver an impressive performance on extremely rough terrains. Also, with its truck capabilities, it can carry up to 720kg of load in its bed or tow 3,470kg making it an ideal utility vehicle. In the Philippines, it is offered in two variants: the Jeep Gladiator Sport and the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. It comes in Bright White, Black, Granite Crystal Metallic, Sting-Gray, Billet Silver Metallic, Punk n’ Metallic, Firecracker Red, Hydro Blue, Gator, and Gobi.

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Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

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Joseph has been a member of various car clubs since he got his driver's license in 2004 – old enough to remember riding in taxicabs with analog meters, but his fascination with cars goes way back. After nearly two decades of working in broadcast media, he shifted gears by coming on board as Philkotse’s first Filipino member and staff writer in 2017.

Apart from his role in Philkotse as Content Team Lead, Joseph has written episodes for Drive, which has been airing on CNN Philippines for five seasons running. He has also delivered content for various car dealerships based in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Jeep, Dodge, among others.

Keeping his hopes high and his revs low, he dreams about owning a Kei car when he retires. Hates slow parkers.

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