Tuesday, October 4, 2022
News Jeep Adding Gorilla Glass Option to Wrangler, Gladiator: Report

Jeep Adding Gorilla Glass Option to Wrangler, Gladiator: Report

  • Glass is stronger, thinner, lighter

  • Expected to be just $95 extra for Jeeps


Jeep is all about making its vehicles stronger and more durable for your off-roading needs, but its latest change is a bit different. This time it’s the glass getting an upgrade, with a new report saying that Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator models will be getting an optional upgrade to put Gorilla Glass into the windshield in place of the standard part.

Gorilla Glass, by Corning, is a thin-film glass that first saw common use in smartphones, and it’s the reason why your smartphone can withstand a shocking number of drops before finally giving up the ghost. It’s thinner and lighter than standard windshield glass, and it’s also much, much stronger.

The glass has been expensive, which is why the only cars that used it were the likes of the Ford GT and Porsche 911 GT3 RS, but now it seems to be coming to a more affordable vehicle.

A report from Mopar Insiders, with sources at Jeep dealers, says that the automaker has opened the order books for a new Gorilla Glass windshield option on the Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator. With three-times the impact resistant of standard glass, it can help protect the steeply positioned windows of the Jeep.

The report says that the new glass will be just US $95 for those who want it, and that Jeep expects 80 percent of orders to want it. It’s not clear when the stronger windshield would arrive, but it will only be available on select trims. Willys, Sahara, and Rubicon on Wrangler, and Willys, Overland, Rubicon, and Mojave on Gladiator.

It’s not the first time for the windshields to be offered for Jeeps. Previously owners could get a replacement Gorilla Glass windshield through Mopar, though that accessory part has been discontinued.

 

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