The ute or cab chassis category is one of, if not THE hottest sector of the motor vehicle market. What in a previous era was a simple workhorse to handle the Monday to Friday grind is now an all-round vehicle that not only takes on the tough tasks but also handle the weekend leisure pursuits. Vehicle manufacturers have continued to upgrade, up-spec, up-power and up the stakes overall in the ute category to capture their share of the sales.
While Toyota and Ford have tended to dominate historically, they are being challenged seriously by Mazda with the BT-50, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara and VW Amarok amongst others. At the extreme ends of the market in more specialist niches, LDV and Great Wall compete on price point while RAM Trucks compete on size and impact.
But another contender is also in the arena – the Jeep Gladiator Ute. Is a contender worth considering? We outline the creds and specs.
Jeep Gladiator Overview
Jeep has a rep for toughness going back decades and the latest generations continue the tradition but with many features that will appeal to the contemporary ute buyer. The look and appearance are quite distinct from many others in the market. Retaining the square lines and shape which is synonymous with the brand rather than the more rounded and smooth styling of some of its competitors.
While the exterior may appear all ready to work, the interior has been spiced up to meet the style, comfort and tech demands of today’s ute buyer. The Jeep Gladiator Ute is available in two models – the Rubicon and the Overland. The company defines the vehicle as having the capabilities of a truck but with the iconic design that has made the name synonymous with adventure.
This is a true 4x4 and is described in many senses as a truck with impressive capabilities that make this a reality. Whether you’re planning to tow a generator or trailer loading with equipment to the job site or your boat, caravan or dirt bikes to the adventure site, the 2,721 kg max braked towing capacity should be up to the job.
Engine-wise we’re talking a 3.6 litre V6 with 8 speed auto transmission. The cargo bed is manufactured from all steel and has a payload of 620 kg – enough for most tradie tools and equipment and a bike or other sporting equipment. These vehicles have special Jeep ratings which means they have undergone testing on the toughest terrain. So regardless of where you need to be, your Gladiator should have the capability to get you there.
And get you there with a raft of safety features. Plus of course, the tech that is expected from most new vehicles to keep drivers and passengers connected and entertained. Comfort is not compromised either with an inviting interior with comfortable seating and an impressive dash set-up. With 9 colour options, buyers have a wide selection to truly individualise their Gladiator to suit their style and approach to life and work.
Finance Options for a Jeep Ute
Talking of choices, now it’s time to talk finance. Jade Car Loans offers a full portfolio of choices when it comes to loans to purchase a Jeep Gladiator Ute. Whether you’re buying for work or purely for a private adventure.
For private buyers seeking a full-on, 4x4 adventure machine, the Secured Car Loan will likely be your loan choice. Through Jade, this loan offers you a fixed, cheap interest rate loan which means fixed repayments over the fixed loan term. So there’s no need to interrupt your adventure seeking trips by addressing and reviewing your car loan. Once locked in at our cheap rates, it’s fixed for the loan term.
For business buyers seeking a genuine warhorse-now-workhorse, Jade provides you with the choice of Chattel Mortgage, Leasing or Car Hire Purchase. For those meeting the criteria, IAWO is still in play and your Jeep Gladiator may be eligible. If that’s your plan, then a Chattel Mortgage would be the most suitable finance product. But that’s a discussion you need to have with your accountant. The role of your Jade consultant is to source and arrange the finance not advise you on aspects of your business taxation matters.
All business car loan products do deliver a tax benefit but in varying ways so it is an important step to consider which loan will work best for your business.
Price-wise, the Jeep Gladiator is, as you would probably expect, in the upper bracket for the ute category. That means buyers will be super keen to achieve the cheapest business car finance rates on their new vehicle. The interest rate on our motor vehicle loan products varies across our portfolio due to the nature of each loan structure. That is standard across the industry.
Refer to our lender interest rate comparison and enter the estimated price of the Jeep you’re interested in to receive a rough repayment estimate. Or go that one step further straight away, be bold and just give us a call for a quote or even a pre-approved loan. At our cheap interest rates, you could be entering your adventure arena in your Jeep Gladiator ASAP.
To discuss your finance options for a Jeep Gladiator, contact Jade Car Loans at 1300 000 003
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