Jeep and Mopar Steal the Chicago Auto Show
The 2020 Chicago Auto Show finally came to a close and wow was there a lot going on. New concepts, award shows, and lots of customized wonders. Wherever there is an auto show with custom concepts, we know the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) affiliated custom parts company Mopar will also be there to show off their impressive performance parts catalog and demonstrate what consumers and enthusiasts can do with it. During the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, Mopar announced a new catalog for the Wrangler and the Ram 1500, with 200,000 hours invested into the design, testing, and validation of 200 brand new parts. Reminding us of what they can do, Mopar brought a custom 2020 Jeep Wrangler JPP limited edition to the show.
This limited-run SUV just comes with some of the best upgrades Mopar can offer an off-road warrior. Starting off with a look that says “ready to tackle”, Mopar fi the Jeep Wrangler with steel tube doors, mesh sun blockers, heavy-gauge steel rock rails, a steel front bumper, and steel skid plates. For getting out of a rut with a friend, D-rings have been installed into the bumper for additional towing capability. For this limited-edition, Jeep added their own Heavy Duty Electrical Group to the custom SUV. This adds four auxiliary switches, a 240-amp alternator, and a Class II hitch to the Wrangler JPP. Also added to the JPP is a waterproof JPP Rubicon winch, a larger swing gate at the rear for mounting a larger spare tire.
There’s plenty of functionality, but how does it look? Well, we can see it looks pretty nice with these pictures, but in case it’s unclear, a black American flag graphic decal is on the hood, the fender vents and fuel door have received the black-out treatment, and JPP badges and decals are slim but visible. Inside, consumers will be glad to find Jeep also added the Technology Group package, complete with a 7-inch instrument cluster screen and identically sized infotainment screen. Standard in the JPP is leather upholstery with JPP embroidering on the seatbacks, all-weather floor mats, and a Mopar cargo tray.
This is all the standard gear for the JPP, but can the consumers personalize it at all? Well, the two color options are blue and white, but we know there’s more than that when it comes to personalizing a Jeep. Each unit sold of the limited-edition Wrangler will come with a sort of credit offer that allows consumers to put the credit towards one of three sets of equipment: (1) a 2-inch lift kit, (2) a 5- or 7-inch LED off-road light kit, (3) or a set five JPP off-road wheels and four accompanying sets of tires. That sounds better.
Under the hood, Jeep is letting consumers pick the kind of power they want from their engine. All three current engine options are available for the JPP. These include the 2.0-liter turbo-four cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 engine with eTorque, and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine. The transmission comes standard with an eight-speed automatic.
We’re still waiting on the price tag for this custom limited-edition SUV. Stay in touch with us on Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram social media to find out when the 2020 Jeep Wrangler JPP will go on sale.