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Jeep Gladiator pickup photos leaked

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Like the Wrangler, the Gladiator’s tires will measure 33 inches, the windshield will fold down and it will feature a bunch of door and top combinations. Photo credit: JEEP GLADIATOR FORUM

Fiat Chrysler accidentally  — or maybe on purpose — leaked pictures and specs of the new Jeep pickup that goes on sale next year. The eagle-eyed spies over at the Jeep Gladiator Forum, formerly the Jeep Scrambler Forum, caught a few details on FCA’s media page before the company took it down. Here are the details released so far.

The Gladiator is expected to debut at the LA auto show later this month.

Jeep’s latest pickup, as expected, will be powered, at least at the outset, by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with stop/start. The motor will be connected to an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. A 3.0-liter diesel will come later, but no word on whether it’ll also get the turbo four-cylinder available in the Wrangler.

Towing is expected to land at a very stout 7,650 pounds and payload will be 1,600 pounds. That payload is just above the Chevrolet Colorado, which is rated at 1,576 pounds.

It will use third-generation Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lok electric front and rear axle lockers, Tru-Lok limited slip differential and be able to ford 30 inches of water. A sway-bar disconnect will be standard.

Like the Wrangler, the Gladiator’s tires will measure 33 inches, the windshield will fold down and it will feature a bunch of door and top combinations.

So far, only a crew cab bodystyle has been spotted, and the Jeep Gladiator Forums report it will have a 5-foot bed.

The Jeep Gladiator Forum has posted more pictures and comments.

What do you think?