The 2020 Jeep Gladiator JT is an American-made pickup truck with off-road capabilities. It is the first pickup truck manufactured by Jeep since the 1992 Jeep Comanche. The BioSyn Genetics corporation kept a number of customized Gladiators among their fleet of vehicles on site at their BioSyn Valley facility in the Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy. The vehicles were painted in a two-tone sand/tan color with black detailing, and red and black striping near the base. The words “biosyn genetics” were stenciled on each side of the hood, and the company logo was painted on the front passenger and driver side doors. The truck bed had an angled cap, which was sturdy enough to store a single spare tire, which was large and rugged like the other vehicle’s wheels, as well as a large mallet.
Atop the roof was a storage rack where supplies such as rope and additional gasoline canisters could be stored. The front of the trucks were equipped with an aggressive grille guard that extended over the hood of the vehicle. A light bar was also mounted on the hood, and two more lights were mounted above the windshield. A winch was attached to the front bumper, and the entire cab was surrounded by a large, yet simple, roll cage. Additional equipment was stowed around the vehicle, including an ax strapped to the hood, air horns of an unknown use (possibly to scare aggressive animals) attached to the front divers side wheel cover, a flare and first aid kit attached behind the rear driver’s side door, and a snare pole attached to the side of the truck’s bed. The vehicles also had a large extended antenna for radio communication.
One of these trucks was used by Dr. Ian Malcolm in 2022 to rescue Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Maisie Lockwood, who were trapped behind a locked gate in the amber mine beneath BioSyn Valley. En route to the valley’s command center, Malcolm’s Gladiator was driven off the road by a firestorm of flaming, genetically engineered locusts that escaped when BioSyn attempted to destroy them. The truck slid off the side of the mountain rode, and tumbled to the bottom where it landed near a valley outpost. The vehicle was abandoned when the group was attacked by a Giganotosaurus soon after the crash. A second Gladiator was seen on the BioSyn airfield.