Mopar-Modified 2018 Jeep Wranglers Debut in LA
In addition to introducing the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, FCA is using the 2018 LA Auto Show to show off a collection of Mopar modifications for the new off-road-ready SUV.
While FCA’s Mopar aftermarket accessory group offers items for every vehicle in their corporate portfolio, no brand gets more attention from Mopar than Jeep. Not surprisingly, Jeep buyers respond well, as nearly every single Wrangler sold has at least one item from Mopar added before the customer drives the vehicle home. It might be something as simple as mud flaps or rubber floormats, but 98% of Wranglers have something from Mopar.
Based on the success of the Jeep accessories from Mopar, it should come as no surprise that the aftermarket division has been showing off items for the next-gen Wrangler since before it was actually introduced. Mopar showed off a variety of add-ons for the new Wrangler at SEMA, but with the start of the Los Angeles Auto Show, we get to see those components on the new Jeep in the flesh.
“The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most versatile and customized vehicles in the industry,” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA. “A total of 98 percent of Jeep Wrangler vehicles are typically outfitted with at least one of our products. We worked with the Jeep brand, engineers and designers to create an exclusive line of parts and accessories that perfectly match the new Jeep Wrangler, delivering unique functionality, style and factory-backed quality. The two customized vehicles at LA showcase our new product portfolio and empower owners to personalize the new Jeep Wrangler for extreme off-roading or for all-purpose lifestyle adventures.”
To showcase just a few of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler items from Mopar, the company has brought a pair of dressed-up SUVs to LA, including a four-door 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and a two-door Jeep Wrangler Sport.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the toughest of the new SUV trimlines, so it makes sense that Mopar picked one of these models to really load up with goodies for the LA debut.
Exterior upgrades made to this 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon include:
-2-inch-round steel tube doors
-Jeep Performance Parts rock rails with a bedliner-like coating
-Production Rubicon front “Stubby” bumper assembly with the ends removed
-Water-resistant Mopar Warn winch kit with a synthetic rope, a wired remote control and hawse fairlead, controlled by the standard auxiliary switch bank
-2-inch lift kit that works with the production Rubicon wheel flares
-Jeep Performance Parts beadlock-equipped 17-inch aluminum wheels with a 12mm offset
-BFGoodrich KM2 35-inch tires
-LED off-road lights in 5- and 7-inch applications, controlled by the standard auxiliary switch bank
-Jeep Performance Parts off-road light bracket
-Jeep Performance Parts snorkel embellished with the all-new Jeep Performance Parts badge
-Mopar cold-air intake
-Spare tire tailgate hinge reinforcement stamped with the all-new Jeep Performance Parts badge
On the inside, the Moparized 2018 Rubicon upgrades include:
-Mopar Roadside Assistance and First Aid kits
-Molle storage bags on the rear seatbacks
-Mopar grab handles, hard-secured to the sport bars
-All-weather floor mats with a topographic design inspired by the rugged Moab trails
-Katzkin leather seats are embroidered with the distinctive Jeep grille logo in Tungsten stitching
-Infotainment screen protector
The white 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport shown here is the more mildly-modified of the two Moparized vehicles at the LA Auto Show.
The add-ons start on the outside with the following items:
-The first ever Mopar roof rack for a Wrangler, which can be optioned to hold the cargo carrier shown here, a bicycle rack, ski racks or snowboard carriers
-Mopar 17-inch “Gear” wheels
-BFGoodrich KO2 35-inch tires
-2-inch lift kit, off-road lights
-CHMSL light relocation kit
-Black fuel door
-American flag-themed hood graphics and Moab bodyside graphics
On the inside, this customized Wrangler features Katzkin leather seats, door sill guards, grab handles, all-weather floor mats and the new tailgate table that folds out when the gate is open – creating the perfect space for food and drinks during a break on the trail.
We have people at the LA Auto Show, gathering images of all of the new model debuts. The live images here were captured from the show floor by our photographers. Check out our gallery below for a closer look at both of these Moparized Jeeps!http://love4x4.net/index.php/2017/12/03/mopar-modified-2018-jeep-wranglers-debut-la/http://love4x4.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/G4A4768.jpghttp://love4x4.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/G4A4768-150x150.jpgJeep