DETROIT – The spirit of Gladiator – a Jeep pickup concept killed by cost projections despite winning raves in the public arena – is making a comeback. Denizens of Chrysler Group’s skunkworks program, chaired by Ralph Gilles, vice president-Jeep and truck design studio, have built a pickup application based on the underpinnings of the all-new 4-door Wrangler Unlimited. “We called it the JT,” Gilles tells Ward's in an interview here. Gilles, who also has responsibility for color and trim ...

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