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The New 442 LB-FT 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel Is Engineered For Low And Slow – Jalopnik

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler has now officially also been confirmed for the off-roader’s pickup sibling. That’s great, but the 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel will only be available on trims that also come decked out for rock-crawling, s…

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The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler has now officially also been confirmed for the off-roaders pickup sibling. Thats great, but the 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel will only be available on trims that also come decked out for rock-crawling, so its not going to be cheap.
Pairing a torquey engine with the equipment best proposed to utilize it efficiently makes a lot of sense, which is probably why the EcoDiesel Gladiator will also come with some pretty beefy crawling equipment from the factory.
The power matches that of the EcoDiesel Wrangler, producing 260 a claimed horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, though the Gladiator carries a bit more overall mass than the shorter Jeep. The EcoDiesel is hooked up to a new TorqueFlite eight-speed auto that Jeep claims is specifically calibrated for low RPM shifts and the on- and off-road rigors of Jeep Gladiator duty.
That torque rating makes the Gladiator victor of the mid-size arena, defeating the 265 lb-ft Toyota Tacoma, 310 lb-ft Ford Ranger, and 369 lb-ft Chevy Colorado quite handily. The Gladiators best-in-class tow rating of 7,600 pounds is unchanged with the new engine.
The transmission is bespoke to the diesel engine in the Gladiator lineup, and comes with more than 40 programmed shift maps that are supposed to be variably optimized for specific capability. Each map features unique shift points in various scenarios, like increased fuel efficiency, more engine performance, or enhanced off-roading capability, like low-RPM and torque management over rocks or other challenging irregular surfaces.
Only the Sport, Overland, and Rubicon trims get the diesel and its special transmission, as well as Dana 44 solid axles with a 3.73 axle ratio. The Rubicon trim gets a two-speed Rock-Trac transfer case with a 4.01:1 low gear ratio, and Sport and Overland trims get a Command-Trac 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio transfer case.
Theres also a 5.1-gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank that requires new fluid with every regular oil change, so approximately about every 10,000 miles.
Fuel economy for the EcoDiesel Wrangler is 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 25 mpg average, and since the Gladiator is a little beefier, itll probably perform slightly worse than those numbers.
Jeep annoyingly didnt announce the price of the engine option on its pickup, but its likely the same as the $4,000 cost for the torquey upgrade on the Wrangler.

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UK employment sees largest quarterly fall in a decade – CNBC

The decrease in employment in the U.K. between April and June was the largest quarterly fall since 2009, according to official data.

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Employment in the U.K. has seen its largest quarterly fall in over a decade, according to official data published Tuesday.
The Office for National Statistics said estimates show 32.92 million people were in employment between April and June, 113,000 more than a year before, but 220,000 fewer than the previous quarter.
This decrease in employment, which affected both men and women, was the largest quarterly fall since May to July 2009.
Data for July showed that the number of employees on payro…

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Why 30,000 Aussies are obsessed with this UK money app – Yahoo Finance Australia

The ‘financial superapp’, which already has more than 12 million customers, has launched in Australia.

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Popular UK-based budgeting and personal finances app Revolut has officially launched in Australia.
Revolut, which touts itself as a financial superapp and one app for all things money, launched in 2015 and offers money transfer and exchange services, as well as budgeting services that let you view your cash flow.
The app has amassed a global following, with more than 12 million customers across 35 countries.
Revolut has been available in testing mode in Australia since mid-2015 for a limited …

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Hungry Jack’s closes Ballarat CBD, Wendouree stores after staff member tests positive to COVID-19 – ABC News

Fast food giant Hungry Jack’s closes two stores in the regional Victorian city after a staff member tests positive.

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Fast food giant Hungry Jack’s has closed two stores in the regional Victorian city Ballarat and workers have gone into quarantine after a staff member tested positive to COVID-19.
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  • Staff member at Hungry Jack’s in Ballarat tests positive to COVID-19
  • Two stores have closed as a result in Ballarat
  • Union says the fast food chain needs to provide more information

In a statement, the retailer said it had temporarily closed its Ballarat CBD and Wendoure…

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