Configuration Options for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL
The Jeep Wrangler has also been known as a vehicle that consumers can customize in a number of ways. With the new catalog from Mopar for high-performance Jeep parts and styling, there’s even more. For years though, the Jeep has been known to release limited editions based on certain events, various color choices, and packages. A configuration of the Jeep Wrangler that everyone knows though is the ability to delete the doors and the roof altogether and turn the Jeep into an outdoor vehicle for good. With the upgrades for the next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL, consumers are wondering what these changes could mean for the potential configurations the Wrangler are known for.
We think we should tackle an issue with the doors first. If looking through the specs of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL on the manufacturer website, don’t be alarmed that there is no longer a “doors” sub-section and the option to “delete the doors” has been removed. The option isn’t in the builder either. But as we can see in the picture above, removing the doors, top, and windshield are still doable.
Instead of making it an option from the start, Jeep is leaving such configurations up to the consumer. The Jeep Wrangler has always had the option for consumers to take apart the doors and the roof for awhile now, and for the Wrangler JL, it’s completely up to the owner. The process may take a bit, but it’s all about choices.
For the next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL, three new tops and several top options have been added. Their availability depends on the model chosen, the Wrangler two-door or four-door. The three new tops are the Sunrider, hardtop, and Sky One-Touch power top.
The all-new Sunrider top is an easy to use convertible top that can be pulled back and folded to provide an easy open-air option. The top can be configured in partially or fully open positions via integrated tracks for easier removal and retrieval. We’ll discuss how this works in a later video. When it comes to the options for the Sunrider convertible top, consumers can get it in black (standard), tan (optional for all trims except for the base), and a premium dual top version in each color is available for only four-door models and all trims but the base. This premium Sunrider dual top is simply quieter and more attractive according to Jeep.
Then there’s the optional and pain-in-the-neck hardtop, an option in black for all trims. To get the hard top in the body color, that option is only available for the Sahara and Rubicon trims on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. We call it a pain-in-the-neck because the old hardtop was a chore to remove. Now, with improved latches and a three-piece design, the hard top isn’t half bad, and can fit in the trunk for easy storage.
The Sky One-Touch powered soft top sounds pretty neat. This roof can be retracted the full-length of the roof with the push of a button. It will be made an available option mid-to-late 2018, soon enough.
So no worries for the Jeepers who like to customize their own Jeep. The options to remove the doors are still there, and two all-new tops have been added to the lineup. You can check it out for yourself at Aventura CJDR when test driving or shopping for a Jeep Wrangler JL.