MOPAR is ready with more performance upgrades than ever for the new JL Jeep Wrangler, most of which were developed in parallel with the all-new off-roader.
There’s a good chance the only box-standard Wrangler you’ve ever seen was on the Jeep website or in product brochures.
That’s because the Wrangler is one of the most customisable new models on the planet, which not only attracts aftermarket mods from a litany of third-party suppliers, but some 98 per cent of all Wranglers sold are equipped with something from the MOPAR factory upgrade catalogue.
Speaking with CarsGuide at the LA motor show last week, Jeep MOPAR boss Todd Beddick explained that owners aren’t just adding a cheap set of branded valve caps either, with an average of more than $1000 being spent per vehicle on top of the list price.
This demand has led to a more than 200 different MOPAR options being ready for the new JL Wrangler from launch, many of which were developed in parallel with the car for the first time.
Some 113 of these accessories have been earmarked for Australia when the Wrangler hits our shores in the third quarter, with highlights including the first factory-developed snorkel and 2-inch lift kit.
Jeep is yet to confirm exactly what options will make their way Down Under, but the total list includes a range of wheels, all-weather floor mats with integrated drain plugs, a tailgate table, a dog bag (doggy bag?) for the cargo area, tow bars, tube doors, winches, auxiliary lighting, bumper upgrades and even a screen protector for the multimedia system.
The new Wrangler’s roof has been rated for carrying items for the first time, so you’ll also find MOPAR roof racks.
MOPAR parts have been developed to retain the Wrangler’s full factory warranty, and generally carry a secondary warranty of their own.