Friday, December 2, 2022


Be among the first: Next Level debuts $132K 6×6 Jeep Gladiator


By James Raia
Next Level, a new company based in Irvine, California, has debuted its first product – a three-axle, six-wheeled Jeep Gladiator with a price tag starting at $132,000.

The muscle-bound Next Level Jeep Gladiator 6×6 includes a 4.88 gear ratio, full-time four-wheel drive and six-wheel drive on demand. It will first be available through a dealership in Huntington Beach, California, and then at selected dealerships in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas.

Next Level is offering its first vehicle, Jeep Gladiator 6x6.
Next Level is offering its first vehicle, Jeep Gladiator 6×6.

Next Level is promoting itself as a company wanting to take various vehicles to the “next level of looks, fun, and extremeness.”

Jeep Gladiator 6×6: three engine choices

The Next Level Jeep Gladiator 6×6 will be available with three engine options: a turbo 2.0-liter with 270 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque; a 3.6-liter V6 with 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque; and a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel with 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. It has a towing capacity of 7,600 pounds.

Beyond its engine options, the Next Level has an extended 8-foot bed, an optional steel bumper, LED lighting and winch. Fox shock absorbers are installed on all six wheels, plus a robust pass through the center axle.

Inside, they’ve also added hand-stitched Napa leather, sport bolsters, and unique seat patterns.


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James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, He can be reached via email:


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