A bolstered range of Australian-developed accessories has been unveiled by Jeep to allow Gladiator buyers to customise their ute more easily
Bolstering an already reasonably lengthy selection of accessories is a trio of new, Australian-developed options consisting of a sports bar and two tray covers, including an electric tonneau cover known as the RollTrac.
Offering a line of Australian-engineered accessories has become a key buyer expectation in the dual-cab segment – though some rivals, like the Ford Ranger and Nissan Navara, go even further by offering an Australian-engineered hardcore model.
Jeep says the new accessories can be ordered and installed to any new or existing Gladiator via the American brand’s local dealer network, with the cheapest of the new accessories being the soft tonneau cover at $935.
Utilising a bungee system that will be familiar to ute buyers, Jeep says the cover is designed to fit snugly around the tray to keep water away from goods, while still being flexible enough to fold up and put away when not needed.
Priced at $4617 but offering a more durable tonneau cover solution is the new electric RollTrac cover, made of aluminium and powder coated in black. Jeep says the wiring for the electronic cover is fully waterproof and the cover itself contains an anti-pinching or jam function to save the fingers of curious children.
A lockable storage box has been placed between the cover and the window of the Gladiator, allowing buyers to quickly fetch items such as recovery gear when time is of the essence.
The two tray covers can be optioned by themselves or with the sports bars, however, this brings up the price to $2424 for the soft tonneau cover and $5351 for the RollTrac tonneau cover.
Jeep will offer the sports bar as a standalone purchase in Australia by mid-July.
These three options join the list of other accessories offered by Jeep including tow bars, skid plates, roof pods and a whole huge selection of decals.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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