After Willys-Overland was bought out by AMC, the Gladiator gave way for the Jeep Comanche - remember the yellow pick-up from Twister? Still, the concept of bringing a Jeep pick up has fallen to the wayside in recent years with the production of the Chevy S10, Ford Ranger, and Dodge Dakota.
This is where the Jeep Gladiator could easily fill the void with some benefits. The concept released in 2009 featured a folding rear seat and "midgate" abilities, similar to the Chevrolet Avalanche. But this small truck would still be all Jeep.