Jeep Gladiator Willys And 80th Anniversary Editions Are Coming

5 hours ago by Michael Butler Special Editions

Both versions are getting some seriously cool gear.

The Jeep Gladiator is one mean off-road machine. In standard form, it offers excellent off-road capability, and we've recently covered the addition of an EcoDiesel V6 as well as its pricing for the 2021 model year. The standard car comes with most of the gear necessary to conquer almost any outdoor adventures, but as always, there's room for improvement. According to the Jeep Gladiator Forum, Jeep will offer some OEM upgrades in the new for 2021 Gladiator Willys and Gladiator 80th Anniversary Edition. It is hard to think that this rugged vehicle has been around for nearly a century, but we think it deserves all the special editions it can get.

These tow packages not only enhance the exterior looks of the Gladiator (we all know that Jeep owners love to strut their stuff) but it comes with some heavy-duty off-road gear that should further improve the car's off-road ability. The Willys version is at the receiving end of exterior upgrades such as 17-inch black wheels wrapped in mud-terrain tires, Rubicon rock rails, as well as black exterior accents and fender flares. In terms of mechanical upgrades, the package includes a Trac-Lok limited-slip differential and the technology convenience group package (2TW only).

The 80th-Anniversary version is an appearance-only package that also adds as a few interior tech upgrades.

On the outside, this package adds 18-inch wheels and all-terrain tires, 80th-Anniversary badging, Neutral Grey exterior accents, as well as body-color fender flares. On the inside, the 80th Anniversary car gets an 8.4-inch infotainment display with premium audio, remote start, as well as optional remote keyless entry. There's no word on when these special editions will arrive, but pricing for these packages are as follows: the Willys Gladiator will cost you $35,245 in Sport (2TK) guise and gets a $1,740 package discount. The Willys (2TW) car costs $39,240 with a $2,040 package discount. The 80th Anniversary car will set you back $41,740 with a $2,375 package discount.