Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The Jeep Gladiator is set to debut a new Matchbox wheel. For now, here is how the casting is coming along...
Another Matchbox preview, thanks to the Matchbox team. Yesterday we previewed a preproduction of the '90 VW Golf Country, and today a look at how the Jeep Gladiator is coming along.
The last few years Matchbox has had a thing for Jeeps, so the Gladiator, while a concept, is no surprise. Me? I am not a Jeep guy, but spending the amount of time I do in Moab is doing all it can to convert me. The Willys 4x4 from a couple of years ago is easily my favorite, and I don't see the Gladiator surpassing that. But as far as replicating the real thing, it looks really good.
Something of note on this casting is that it will debut the latest Matchbox off-road wheel. For now this prepro sports the cog wheels, but you will see the new wheel on the actual release. You can see the new wheel molded into the body, so you can see what it will look like.
It is nice to see a new wheel hitting the scene. Matchbox doesn't have the need that Hot Wheels has had when it comes to new basic wheels, but this is welcome. Variety is always a good thing.
Look for the Gladiator later this year...