However, the name Gladiator only became known a few weeks before its world premiere. Previously, prototypes were called scramblers. While Jeep never acknowledged the name, over the years we've got used to calling it a scrambler. Why did Jeep decide to call him a gladiator?
Well, it's not the first time Jeep has put the name Gladiator on a truck. Jeep representatives told Autoblog that the Jeep Gladiator Concept Truck, unveiled since 2005, had a major impact. The concept sparked rumors about a Wrangler pickup truck for more than a decade, and some of the design features were transferred to the current truck. The concept, however, was just a two-door pickup with extended cab. The gladiator was also the name of the longest running jeep pickup truck line, the gladiator and the J series.