MOPAR SHOWS OFF CONCEPT PARTS FOR JL JEEP WRANGLER

The New Accessories Will Likely See Production By Next Year

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Moparized JL Jeep Wrangler With Prototype Accessories

What seem to be just a concept in name only, Mopar teased a set of new accessories for the JL Jeep Wrangler that will be on display during the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas that starts tomorrow. What we’re looking at are new tube door mirrors and door skins that will very likely find themselves into the fold of the already 200-plus official Mopar Accessories for the iconic American SUV. In fact, the Jeep Wrangler has taken SEMA’s 4X4/SUV of the year award for the past nine years.

The door skins appear to be a sort of breathable mesh water-resistant fabric that stretch over the Mopar accessory door rails, as well as the roof. The door skins can be easily applied and removed thanks to a zipper function, and are effortlessly stored thanks to their composition and weight. Mopar officials at hand said that the skins are meant to protect occupants from various debris that the tires may incidentally kick up either on or off-road, but still manages to maintain that special open air feel.

The concept door mirrors fit to the accessory rails via a tube opening that enhances rearward visibility back to normal levels. And it’s not hard to imagine these parts will be available for the Jeep Gladiator, as well.

Along with the concept parts, this Jeep Wrangler also features a one-piece stamped steel front bumper with integrated fog lamps, tow hooks on the top and “D-ring” attachments at the bottom, a Fox shock two-inch lift kit, Mopar cold air intake and snorkel, beadlock capable wheels, 35-inch tires, and Mopar Warn winch kit. These parts are all currently available to consumers. And seeing as the Jeep Wrangler sees an accessorization rate of over 90 percent, there’s little doubt that these parts will be left collecting dust in a warehouse somewhere.

Across town, the all-new Ford Bronco will reportedly have A-pillar mounted mirrors so as to allow for doorless driving without losing the visual aides that would otherwise be mounted on the door panels. This could be FCA’s answer to the Bronco, without specifically saying so.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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