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Jeep® Offers Two New Special-edition Wrangler Models for 2020

Jeep® Wrangler Willys returns featuring a limited-slip rear differential, rock rails, aggressive 32-inch mud terrain tires and a rugged look with black accents
Wrangler Black & Tan adds special exterior and interior content, including a premium tan soft top with black exterior badging and accents
Both special-edition Wrangler models are available to order now

September 3, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

The Jeep® brand is returning the Wrangler Willys edition to the iconic SUV’s lineup and introducing the new 2020 Wrangler Black & Tan. Both models are based on the Wrangler Sport S and feature unique exterior and interior content.

"Special editions are a perfect way for Jeep to connect with customers and feed their ideas and passion into the brand and its vehicles," said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand - North America. "Wrangler Willys harkens back to the original Jeep while Wrangler Black & Tan offers a unique look with a tan top. We are proud that both new models will add to the wide appeal Jeep Wrangler already offers."

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys and Black & Tan editions are available to order now.

Jeep Wrangler Willys
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler lineup sees the return of the popular Willys edition and marks the first time it is available on the newest generation Jeep Wrangler (JL). The Wrangler Willys edition features a limited-slip rear differential, Rubicon rock rails and shocks, heavy-duty brakes and 32-inch Firestone mud terrain tires. These features, combined with Jeep’s Command-Trac 4x4 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, bolster the Jeep Wrangler Willys’ off-road capability.

This added capability is highlighted with a rugged appearance. Special exterior design cues feature a Willys hood decal, unique black 17-inch aluminum wheels with gray pad print and a gloss black sport grille. All-weather slush mats, as well as LED headlights and fog lights, are also standard on the Wrangler Willys edition.

The Wrangler Willys edition is available in 10 colors: Black, Granite Crystal, Sting Gray, Billet, Ocean Blue, Firecracker Red, Punk’n, Hellayella, Mojito! and White.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys has an MSRP of $33,740 for the two-door model and $37,240 for the four-door version.

Jeep Wrangler Black & Tan

Joining the Wrangler lineup for the first time for 2020, the Wrangler Black & Tan features a unique look with a distinct heritage flair. Available in all exterior colors, the Jeep Wrangler Black & Tan edition features 17-inch Machine Granite wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, side steps, Low Gloss badging and a premium tan soft top.

Inside, Wrangler Black & Tan features a Wizard Black painted instrument panel mid bolster and Heritage Tan cloth seats. The Technology Group, featuring Uconnect’s 7-inch radio, a 7-inch driver’s display screen and dual-zone climate control, is standard.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Black & Tan has a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $32,940 for the two-door model and an MSRP of $36,440 for the four-door version.

About the Jeep Wrangler
The iconic Jeep® Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – delivers unmatched off-road capability and is produced with more than seven decades of 4x4 engineering experience. Powertrain options include a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with engine stop-start (ESS), 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with mild-hybrid e-Torque technology, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with ESS and a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with mild-hybrid e-Torque technology. Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, solid axles, electronic lockers and is one of the few SUVs to offer a six-speed manual transmission in addition to its available eight-speed automatic.

Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

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Jeep® Offers Special-edition Wrangler Freedom Model for 2020 as a Tribute to U.S. Military

    • Wrangler Freedom edition honors U.S. military members, with military-themed exterior and interior design cues
    • Jeep® brand will make a $250 donation to the USO with every Wrangler Freedom edition sold
    • Special-edition vehicle is based on Wrangler Sport S and features unique exterior and interior content
    • Production for Wrangler Freedom model begins this month, starting with Firecracker Red, Bright White and Ocean Blue-painted editions for the first production run

November 8, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Jeep® brand is returning the Wrangler Freedom edition to the iconic SUV’s lineup. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Freedom edition is a tribute to U.S. military members, with military-themed exterior and interior design cues. The Jeep brand will make a $250 donation to the United Service Organizations (USO) with every Wrangler Freedom edition sold.

“We are thrilled to bring the Wrangler Freedom model back to the Jeep lineup as a tribute to active and retired members of the U.S. military,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – North America. “The Jeep brand has a long military history and the new Wrangler Freedom model is a small, but important way we can honor those who have and continue to serve their country.”

This special-edition vehicle is based on the Wrangler Sport S and features unique exterior and interior content. Exterior features include an American flag placed above the Jeep brand logo on both the driver and passenger side near the front fenders, a new hard “Oscar Mike” badge - a military phrase that translates to “On the Move” - on the rear tailgate, as well as a large “Oscar Mike” military star decal on the hood, a black premium Sunrider soft-top with deep-tint rear windows, Satin Carbon-painted 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels with all-terrain tires and side steps.

Interior treatments on the Jeep Wrangler Freedom include McKinley black cloth seats with black leather bolsters, featuring Light Tungsten accent stitching, “Oscar Mike” embossed on the seat backs in Light Tungsten accent stitching, and on the steering wheel, doors, seats and front armrest.

The Wrangler Freedom Edition will first be offered in Firecracker Red, Bright White and Ocean Blue for the first production run with Black, Granite Crystal, Sting Gray, Billet, Punk’n, Hellayella and Bikini following shortly after.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Freedom has an MSRP of $34,190 for the two-door model and $37,690 for the four-door version.

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New 2020 Jeep® Wrangler EcoDiesel: Ultimate Fuel Efficiency and Driving Range, With 442 lb.-ft. of Torque for Improved Performance

    • New EcoDiesel delivers best fuel efficiency and driving range ever in a Jeep® Wrangler
    • 442 lb.-ft. of torque improves driving performance on- and off-road
    • 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine available across Jeep Wrangler four-door lineup
    • Diesel-powered Wrangler offered for the first time in North America in response to overwhelming consumer demand

November 12, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The most capable SUV ever will soon be available with the most fuel-efficient and highest torque-rated Wrangler engine ever with the introduction of the new 2020 Jeep® Wrangler EcoDiesel. The expected fuel economy ratings will deliver the highest driving range on one tank of fuel ever for Wrangler.

Wrangler four-door models will offer the new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with engine stop-start (ESS) technology standard. To handle greater torque loads, the EcoDiesel V-6 connects to a newly added TorqueFlite 8HP75 eight-speed automatic transmission, calibrated for low RPM shifts and the on- and off-road rigors of Jeep Wrangler duty. There are more than 40 individual shift maps to optimize shift points for fuel economy, performance and 4x4 capability.

“One of the most common questions consumers have asked us over the last few years has been, 'will you please offer a Jeep Wrangler diesel?’, and I’m pleased to answer that with a resounding, ‘Yes!'," said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – North America. “I recently drove the new Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel on the Rubicon Trail and can unquestionably attest to its incredible off-road capability. Combining that unmatched off-road capability with the vehicle’s fun-to-drive on-road performance, best-ever Wrangler fuel economy and incredible driving range underwrite the fact that our customers knew exactly what they were asking for.”

All Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel models – Sport, Sahara and Rubicon – feature third-generation Dana 44 front and rear heavy-duty axles. Additionally, all Wrangler EcoDiesel models feature a 3.73 axle ratio. Two transfer cases are offered: the Rock-Trac two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio on Rubicon models and the Command-Trac part-time two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio on Sport and Sahara models.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2019.

All-new EcoDiesel engine
The third generation of the turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine delivers increased torque and horsepower, along with superb fuel economy and minimal levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) to meet the needs of Wrangler customers.

Several significant changes contribute to the new EcoDiesel’s improved dynamic and fuel economy performance:
  • A new-generation water-cooled turbocharger with variable geometry turbine (VGT) and low-friction bearing increases efficiency and responsiveness during transient conditions
  • Redesigned cylinder head intake ports with higher flow capability improve swirl and flow, increasing performance and fuel economy
  • The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system design has been updated to a dual loop (low and high pressure) system. The added low-pressure circulation system draws gases after the diesel particulate filter, thus minimizing turbocharger energy losses, which increases fuel economy
  • The compression ratio has been optimized to 16.0:1 from 16.5:1 to improve fuel economy and reduce engine noise
  • High-pressure (29,000 psi/2,000 bar) direct-injection fuel injector nozzles were redesigned to match the newly designed and optimized combustion chamber, reducing fuel consumption
  • Lightweight aluminum alloy pistons were completely redesigned to include thinner rings and low-friction diamond-like carbon coating on the pin and compression piston ring to reduce parasitic losses
  • NVH has been improved by offsetting the piston pin 0.3 millimeters from the centerline
  • The lower portion of the two-piece oil sump uses a lightweight sandwiched polymer/metal material, which further reduces NVH
  • The dual vacuum pump system uses electric and a new mechanical low-friction pump with new blades that improve overall system efficiency
These upgrades build on the EcoDiesel V-6 engine’s previous success, the attributes and performance of which made it a winner of "Wards 10 Best Engines" for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016).

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 uses dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) with four valves per cylinder and a 60-degree angle between the cylinder banks. The block is cast with compacted graphite iron, which provides strength to dampen vibrations, but weighs less than gray cast iron. A compacted graphite iron bedplate adds rigidity to the block.

The EcoDiesel V-6 engine uses a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods for strength and durability. The aluminum alloy pistons are cooled on the underside via oil jets. Heat-treated aluminum cylinder heads use individual bearing caps to reduce friction and minimize NVH. The chain-driven overhead camshafts employ roller-finger followers.

The diesel engine’s turbo Charge Air Cooler (CAC) is located at the base of the grille, in front of the radiator, to maximize cooler temperatures. The CAC uses the same mounting position as in the four-cylinder gasoline turbo engine, helping to reduce complexity.

A new 5.1-gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank is located immediately behind the fuel tank with refill location next to the diesel fuel filler. DEF refills align with oil changes lasting up to 10,000 miles. Levels are monitored via a new DEF gauge in the front cluster.

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine is produced at the FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy.

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left- and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Jeep is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit

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2020 Jeep® Wrangler Sahara EcoDiesel Running Footage

Nov 12, 2019

Running footage and beauty shots of the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Sahara EcoDiesel.

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2020 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel Running Footage
Nov 12, 2019
Off-road running footage and beauty shots of the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel.

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2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel Packs Big Torque

Nov 12, 2019

Jeep has answered the yellow-pump call, dropping a diesel engine into the popular Wrangler.

It’s a mild shock to think this is the first time the iconic Wrangler has had a diesel engine in North America. Fans of low-end torque will now have the option for one, starting as early as next month.

A modified version of FCA’s 3.0-liter V6 slots underhood for duty here, with ratings of 260 hp and a grunty 442 lb-ft of torque. What the low-revving engine lacks in horsepower—the gas-powered 2.0- and 3.6-liter engines make 270 and 285 hp, respectively—it more than makes up for with stump-pulling torque, with nearly 150 lb-ft more than the 2.0-liter turbo’s 295.

Sending that power to the ground is a different eight-speed automatic transmission than the rest of the lineup offers. Still a TorqueFlite unit, the 8HP75 is a more robust item capable of handling the extra torque. Jeep says it features over 40 shifting maps to maximize fuel economy and performance—on-road or off. Sorry, self-shifting fans: the six-speed manual isn’t an option.

On the plus side, Jeep is expecting high-20s for mpg, and a range of roughly 500 miles.

The new engine will be available exclusively with the four-door body style, which Jeep says makes up the majority of Wrangler sales. Trim levels include the Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon options. All three feature Dana 44 axles front and back and a 3.73 axle ratio.

Interested parties can expect to pay roughly $3,000 over the gas-powered V6 for the diesel model. The Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel should start showing up in dealers in December. Now we just wait for the diesel-powered Gladiator


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2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Diesel Review

By Chris Tonn Jan 20, 2020 Photos by Chris Tonn © 2020

I’ve never been a Jeep fanatic. While I’ve long appreciated the legendary off-road capabilities of the OG sports ute, I’ve never had the need to exploit those capabilities. To me, the compromises in on-road handling have turned me away.


Engine: 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel
Output: 260 hp, 442 lb-ft
Transmission: 8AT, four-wheel drive
US fuel economy (MPG): 22 city, 29 highway, 25 combined
CAN fuel economy (L/100KM): 10.6 city / 8.1 highway / 9.5 combined
Estimated US price: $56,945 (inc. destination)
Estimated CAN price: $68,995 (inc. destination)

Over the years, however, the continuous improvement of the Jeep platform has yielded a much more livable daily driver. In the mid-Nineties, the TJ generation of the Wrangler replaced the old-school leaf springs with more modern coil springs, giving a better ride. A decade later, the introduction of the four-door Unlimited model gave much needed legroom to rear-seat passengers and a better highway ride with little, if any, compromise to off-road performance.

The latest major change to the classic Jeep formula is the one most likely to turn enthusiast’s heads—a torquey turbodiesel engine. While massive (442 lb-ft) grunt is certainly welcome off the path, I wasn’t able to venture far beyond the tarmac during my short time with the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. I used it much as one would a lowly crossover—and surprise! It works incredibly well.

Some of that may be down to the Sahara trim package fitted to my tester, which isn’t nearly as aggressive on the off-road bits as the hardcore Rubicon model. Bridgestone Dueler all-terrain radials likely make much of the difference here: the steering felt light, yet reasonably precise, with little wandering on the interstate. The ride was calm, and the road noise wasn’t too bad for a Wrangler. It’s not great, either, but for a Wrangler, it’s more than acceptable.

Some of the noise surely comes from the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6. It definitely sounds like a diesel, with the typical direct-injector clatter at idle, and a woooossshhhh from the turbocharger as the pedal is pushed to the floor. I don’t have a test track at my disposal, but Car and Driver recorded a 6.7-second sprint to sixty—that’s an entirely believable number. It’s not like I was drag racing anyone, but a couple of tight interstate merges were dispatched with less drama than expected.

The EPA rates the Ecodiesel-powered Wrangler Unlimited at 29 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. That’s a significant highway improvement over gas versions: both the 3.6-liter V6 and the 2.0-liter turbo manage 22 mpg highway. My testing, with a fair mix of highway and suburban/city driving, yielded a 26.3 mpg figure – which is astounding.

I can hear you in the back screaming about the entry price of the diesel. Yes, the oilburner costs $4000 over the base price of the Wrangler Unlimited, and requires you check the box for the $2000 eight-speed automatic transmission too. That’s six grand US for the privilege of limited fuel pumps, all of which smell worse than their refined gasoline counterparts. In most cases and in most places in North America, diesel costs more than regular unleaded as well.

The payback on diesel is hard to justify—the EPA estimates the annual fuel cost to be roughly equal between all three engines—but if you are one to put more miles on your vehicle (especially highway miles) you could make the case that diesel is right for you. It’s entirely possible that the diesel powerplant will give a better resale value, as well. For those likely to sell in a few years, diesel might also make sense.

I will note one minor issue I experienced a couple of times during my week with the Wrangler, which caused a bit of a row with my wife before I realized what was going on. As I was driving home from work, I was speaking with my bride on the cell via Bluetooth. Suddenly, I lost all audio—which means my phone call ended abruptly. The message photographed below appeared: “Battery Saver On: Some Systems may have Reduced Power.” After arriving home, I cycled the ignition, after which everything worked fine and the error message disappeared.

This error popped up a couple more times over my week. After emails with Jeep engineers, we determined that the vehicle was shedding electrical loads to conserve energy. I later toggled the central display to the voltmeter. It was reading between 11.6 and 11.8 volts at startup, which indicates a bad battery. Later testing after the Jeep returned to Detroit confirmed our suspicions: it was testing at zero cold cranking amps after a half hour of charging.

Bad batteries happen. It’s not a big deal, but I’d rather my readers know the truth about my experience. I’d never hesitate to recommend any car because of a bad battery on a press car—who knows what kind of abuse the previous journalist dished out?

Verdict: 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Review

This Sahara trim is a great choice for first-time Jeepers moving from a crossover, as it offers a touch of luxury and tech, such as dual-zone climate control, optional leather seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the Uconnect infotainment system (my tester had the upgraded 8.4-inch screen with navigation). It’s a perfectly livable, comfortable package. Adding the $795 Advanced Safety Group for full-speed adaptive cruise and forward collision warning, alongside the $895 Safety Group for rear park assist and blind-spot detection makes this the equal of nearly any blah cute-ute.

For this guy used to quiet minivans and lithe sports cars, this 2020 Jeep Wrangler Ecodiesel is perhaps the first Jeep I’d ever consider owning. It retains all of the legendary off-road prowess, with on-road manners and respectable fuel economy. It’s a pricey package, but for so many nothing but a Jeep will do. This carries the name well.


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Jeep® Offers Special-edition Wrangler Rubicon Recon Model for 2020

    • Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon returns featuring heavy-duty rock rails, aggressive 33-inch mud terrain tires and powerful 2.0-liter engine with eTorque mild hybrid assist
    • Wrangler Rubicon Recon model is available to order now

January 23, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Jeep® brand is returning the Wrangler Rubicon Recon edition to the iconic SUV’s lineup and equipping it with the powerful and efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque mild hybrid technology. The Recon edition is based on the Wrangler Rubicon and features unique exterior and interior content.

“We are excited to bring the Wrangler Rubicon Recon model back to the Jeep lineup as it represents the ultimate combination of Rubicon off-road 4x4 capability with a unique appearance package that will resonate with our most diehard off-road enthusiasts,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America. “With the return of the Wrangler Rubicon Recon, we’re bolstering the wide appeal Jeep Wrangler already offers by expanding our legendary Rubicon lineup.”

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler lineup sees the return of the popular Rubicon Recon edition and marks the first time it is available on the newest generation Jeep Wrangler (JL). Inside the cabin, Rubicon Recon models feature a Jeep trail bag, red seat belts and PUR-wrapped mid bolsters featuring red accent stitching.

Exterior features for the Wrangler Rubicon Recon model include heavy-duty rock rails, LED headlights and taillights, gloss black grille with body-color surrounds, Recon fender badge, matte black fender vent decal with American flag, new 17-inch aluminum wheels with a black finish, a matte black hood stripe decal with red tracer, front and rear steel bumpers with bumper loops, as well as Rubicon gray grille throats and headlamp inserts.

All Wrangler Rubicon Recon models feature next-generation Dana front and rear heavy-duty axles, enhanced off-road rock rails and the Rock-Trac NV241 two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio. Wrangler Rubicon Recon also includes electric front and rear locking differentials, a disconnecting front sway bar and 33-inch Falken Wildpeak Mud-Terrain tires, taking the Wrangler to the highest level of capability.

The Wrangler Rubicon Recon edition will be offered in Black, Granite Crystal, Sting-Gray, Billet Silver, Ocean Blue, Sarge, Bikini, Firecracker Red, Punk’n, Hellayella and Bright White.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon has an MSRP of $43,380 for the two-door model and $46,880 for the four-door version.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is available to order now.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Colors


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Mopar Introduces New Limited-edition Jeep® Wrangler JPP 20 to Showcase Jeep Performance Parts

    • Jeep® Wrangler JPP 20 features numerous quality-tested, off-road Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) and accessories, including a 2-inch lift kit, Rubicon Warn Winch, LED light packages and more
    • Mopar Custom Shop factory-trained technicians to provide superior craftsmanship with installation of specific components following factory production
    • Dealer orders for limited-edition Wrangler JPP 20 open in second quarter; vehicles to arrive in Jeep dealerships this summer
    • Jeep Wrangler is one of the most accessorized vehicles in the world and only vehicle to win “4x4/SUV of the Year” from SEMA since inception of award in 2010
    • JPP portfolio includes more than 200 factory-backed, quality-tested parts and accessories, specifically designed and engineered for the off-road enthusiast
February 7, 2020 , Chicago - Kicking off the opening of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show this weekend, Mopar introduced a customized version of its new limited-edition 2020 Jeep® Wrangler JPP 20, featuring a wide array of Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) targeted to the off-road enthusiast.

“The new limited-edition Jeep Wrangler JPP 20 is a ‘check-all-the boxes’ off-road vehicle for enthusiasts,” said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care for FCA – North America. “We loaded the Jeep brand’s iconic rock crawler with factory-backed and quality-tested, authentic Jeep Performance Parts specifically designed and engineered to tackle the toughest conditions.”

New 2020 Jeep Wrangler JPP 20

Based on the four-door Jeep Wrangler, the Wrangler JPP 20 carries a range of quality-tested parts and accessories from the JPP portfolio.

In addition to high-strength, full-aluminum doors, JPP steel tube doors and a new mirror kit are standard equipment. Tube doors, along with a mesh sun bonnet that provides shade for all passengers, deliver an open-air feel unlike any other production SUV. Standard JPP rock rails are made of heavy-gauge steel and Durabull®-coated (truck bedliner coating) to provide superior protection and durability.

The JPP steel front bumper and skid plate are designed to take on whatever the trail can throw at it. Wide enough to provide fender protection, but narrower than the stock version, the bumper is black powder-coated with D-rings for extra towing capability. Completely waterproof to ensure reliable operation during water fording and other adverse conditions, the JPP Rubicon Winch includes 100 feet of Warn Spydura synthetic rope.

The Trailer-tow and Heavy Duty Electrical Group includes four auxiliary switches, a high-capacity 240-amp alternator and a Class II hitch receiver with four- and seven-pin adapters.

The Jeep Wrangler JPP 20 will be available in Ocean Blue or White. Additional standard exterior features include:
  • American Flag hood graphic
  • Blacked-out fender vents and fuel door
  • JPP graphic decal on the passenger-side quarter panel
  • Laser-etched, forged-aluminum JPP badge on the driver-side fender and on the rear swing-gate assembly
On the rear of the vehicle, the JPP Swing Gate Hinge Reinforcement allows for a larger spare tire to be mounted on the swing gate. The reinforcement is powder-coated black and works with the production hinge for easy installation. A JPP CHMSL (Center High-Mount Stop Lamp) Relocation Kit mounts the third brake light in the center of the spare tire.

The Jeep Wrangler JPP 20 will be delivered with an exclusive owner’s kit. The kit will be uniquely packaged with a personalized booklet and other memorabilia. Also included in the owner’s kit will be a customer credit that may be used toward the following dealer-installed equipment:
  • JPP 2-inch lift kit
  • JPP 5-inch and 7-inch off-road LED light kits, including mounting brackets
  • Choice of one of five available JPP off-road wheel sets and set of five tires
Inside the cabin, luxurious Katzkin Tuscany leather seats include an embroidered JPP logo on each front seatback. Standard Mopar all-weather floor mats are injection molded and designed with deep drain channels, rigid sidewalls and advanced reservoir systems that contain liquids from leaking onto the floor. Front mats feature a patented drain plug that covers floor drain holes, which allow draining without mat removal for easy cleaning. Behind the second-row seats, the Mopar Cargo Tray Kit provides full protective coverage of the cargo area and seat backs.

The standard Technology Group includes a 7-inch instrument panel cluster and fourth-generation Uconnect system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available on its 7-inch touchscreen. In addition, Rear Park Assist and Blind-spot Monitoring also are standard.

A full array of fuel-efficient powertrain options is available for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler JPP 20, including:
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque) with engine stop-start (ESS) or mild-hybrid eTorque assist technology
  • 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine (260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque) with ESS
  • 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine (285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque) with ESS or mild-hybrid eTorque assist technology
Each available engine option features a standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.

Production of the Wrangler JPP 20 will be limited for the 2020 model year. Dealer orders open in the second quarter and vehicles will arrive in dealerships this summer. Pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.

JPP products from Mopar: Factory engineered, authentic quality
The Mopar brand is coming off a decade of successful limited-production, high-performance vehicle customizations between the 2010 and 2019 model years. Building off that success and the growth of the Jeep brand, a laser focus is being placed on the JPP brand and the quality parts designed for off-road enthusiasts.

More than 200 Jeep Performance Parts and accessories were developed in close conjunction with the Jeep brand and the Mopar Product Design Office. During the process, more than 100,000 hours were spent on development, testing and validation before parts were brought to market. Specifically:
  • Parts are tested to the everyday equivalent of 150,000 miles, on- and off-road
  • Temperature testing is completed from as low as -40 degrees F to as high as 203 degrees F
  • Comprehensive impact testing is completed for safety
  • Corrosion testing and unique coatings are tested to equivalent of 10 years of everyday use
  • All electrical components are tested for compatibility
The strictest standards and factory-exclusive data, information not available to the aftermarket, were used to seamlessly integrate JPP parts and Mopar accessories with the Jeep Wrangler and to deliver proper fit, form, finish and quality right down to the color, grain, look and line of each product.

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most accessorized vehicles in the world; more than 90 percent of Jeep Wrangler owners buy at least one accessory for their vehicle.

For 10 straight years, since the inception of the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Awards in 2010, the Jeep Wrangler has been the only vehicle to be honored as the “4x4/SUV of the Year.” The SEMA Awards are the show’s definitive annual original equipment manufacturer honors, shining a light on the hottest vehicles that showcase aftermarket parts.

More information on Jeep Performance Parts is available at

Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) is the service, parts and customer-care brand for FCA vehicles around the globe. Born in 1937 as the name of a line of antifreeze products, the Mopar brand has evolved over more than 80 years to represent both complete care and authentic performance for owners and enthusiasts worldwide.

Mopar made its mark in the 1960s during the muscle-car era, with Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use, and expanded to include technical service and customer support. Today, the Mopar brand’s global reach distributes more than 500,000 parts and accessories in over 150 markets around the world. With more than 50 parts distribution centers and 25 customer contact centers globally, Mopar integrates service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance customer and dealer support worldwide.

Complete information on the Mopar brand is available at Mopar is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit

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No More DIY: This New Jeep Wrangler JPP 20 Comes Decked Out And Lifted From The Factory!

Feb 7, 2020

This Jeep Wrangler isn't just your standard Sport S - Mopar upgraded it with nearly the entire Jeep Performance Parts catalog, offering a fully decked out option straight from the factory. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Jeep® Wrangler JPP 20 Beauty Shots

Feb 7, 2020

Beauty shots of the Jeep® Wrangler JPP 20. Mopar introduces new limited edition to showcase Jeep Performance Parts.

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Your Jeep Doesn’t Need $20,000 in Options to Be Great
Mack Hogan
May 1, 2020, 1:28 PM EDT

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I'm a fan of simple automotive joys. Of cars with purpose. Consider the Miata, where civility is pared away to allow engagement. Or the Miata's inverse, the Lincoln Town Car, where everything stiff, sporty, or generally annoying was sacrificed for comfort. You'd assume Jeeps fit, too.

But it's not that simple with the current Wrangler. At a glance, I do love the iconic Jeep. The Wrangler buzzes like a wasp's nest on the highway, it's suspension careening over potholes with little interest in comfort or self-preservation. The interior feels substantial and chunky, built for easy cleaning and operation with gloves. The Wrangler's tires are gigantic, knobby, and ready from the factory for serious trail work. The Jeep allows you to summit mountains, drop its doors, ford streams, and ditch its roof. Anything to make you, the off-roading buyer, engaged in the experience of wheeling. Everything else on the truck is tinsel.

Yet those unnecessary add-ons can double the price. And more and more, checking every box seems to be the norm. The last Wrangler I drove, an Unlimited Sahara model with the diesel engine, stickered for $53,325. Last year, I had a Wrangler Rubicon with the eTorque four-cylinder powertrain that was even pricier: $56,765. For a Jeep. Spring for the diesel and other options and it's possible to get a $60,000 SUV that still doesn't have power seats.

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Now, I have nothing against loading up a vehicle with goodies. A fully-kitted Ram 1500 does an entirely passable impression of a luxury sedan, while also towing your boat. But for cars like the Wrangler, where glory is derived from the vehicle's simplicity, excess fat is sinful.

No matter how much you spend on leather seats and LED lights, your Wrangler is not and never will be a luxury SUV. An upgraded stereo is great, but it's still going to be fighting the wind noise seeping in through the roof. Adaptive cruise control is incredible, but it won't turn the Wrangler into a docile and settled vehicle at 80mph. Nothing you can option will change the vehicle's no-compromise colors. You're better off spending that money on a Grand Cherokee, which is built to deliver comfort, rather than Jeep's least-civilized model.

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But if you want to have fun, if you want to live the Jeep life, don't buy anything else. In fact, the base-model Wrangler is incredible. It's plucky and durable off-road, with an endless aftermarket. It looks great, can fit four people comfortably, even in two-door spec, and feels special every time you drive it.

The Wrangler also benefits from being one of the coolest cars on sale. BMWs and Mercedes can pass through my driveway with almost no attention given. But even my most apathetic, car-agnostic friends love the Jeep. When my garage held a doorless Gladiator next to a $170,000 Acura NSX, the people filtering into my sister's bachelorette party only had eyes for the Jeep. "Can we go for a ride?" one family friend asked, inexplicably gesturing to the truck.

Sure, there are sacrifices to be made. A base model Jeep will not have the creature comforts that you'd expect in a Camry or an Accord. The Wrangler will be loud and disinterested in long-distance driving. But the same could be said of a Miata or GT3 RS. Those cars don't have massaging seats or perfuming systems, because that doesn't contribute to their mission. The fact is that—if you want to be the best at one thing—you have to be willing to sacrifices others. A base model Jeep understands that; it's a spectacular, mission-focused, absurd vehicle that'll make you grin daily. Don't dilute that by spending $20,000 on options that don't make it any better.

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Jeep® Getting Greener; Wrangler’s Environmental Impact Reduced by 15 Percent
Equipped with technology-rich 2.0-liter engine, each new-generation Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited has potential to account for 14-metric-ton reduction in GHG emissions

    • FCA analyzed Global Warming Potential (GWP) of redesigned Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited, compared with previous model
    • Each new Wrangler Unlimited has potential – over its lifetime – to account for emissions reduction equivalent to CO2 produced by burning 7.7 tons of coal
    • Potential GHG reduction equivalent to combined annual emissions produced by three passenger vehicles
    • Production strategy for 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine, key contributor to Wrangler Unlimited's GWP, revamped to accommodate anticipated need

May 11, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - In its continuing efforts to monitor and reduce the environmental impact of its vehicles, FCA has completed its latest Global Warming Potential (GWP) analysis.

The redesigned-for-2018 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited was compared with the previous-generation vehicle, its overall GWP is 15 percent lower than that of its predecessor.

“This is the outcome we expect when we launch a new vehicle,” says Mitch Clauw, FCA Vice President and Head of Global Pre-Programs and Program Management. “In all our processes, the mitigation of environmental impact is a baked-in consideration.”

The GWP improvement was calculated using industry-standard software that examines multiple factors associated with a vehicle’s design, production and on-road performance. These factors include:
  • the environmental impact of fuel production and delivery
  • material use
  • the vehicle’s own fuel consumption
Determinations are based on 150,000 miles of operation. And improvements are measured by contrasting anticipated C02-equivalent greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, with those of comparable vehicles.

C02-equivalent, or CO2e, is a term for describing various greenhouse gases as a common unit. For any quantity and type of greenhouse gas, CO2e signifies the amount of CO2 that would have an equivalent effect on global warming.

In this case, the comparison was made with the previous-generation Wrangler Unlimited, as powered by its only available engine – FCA’s award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 – and a since-discontinued five-speed automatic transmission.

The new Wrangler’s performance was measured as equipped with the available 270-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine, featuring engine stop-start (ESS). Accordingly, each new Wrangler Unlimited has the potential to account for a 14-metric-ton reduction in GHG emissions, which is equivalent to:
  • GHG emissions of three passenger cars, driven for one year
  • C02e output from 7.7 tons of coal burned in a power-generation plant
  • C02e produced when powering 2.4 average American homes for one year
Equally compelling is that the reduced emissions from each 2.0-liter Wrangler Unlimited, over its lifetime, has the potential to account for the carbon sequestration that occurs in 16.5 acres of U.S. forest, over an entire year.

Material choices also contribute to the new Wrangler Unlimited’s greener performance. Its ferrous metal content was reduced to 54 percent from 68 percent in the previous-generation vehicle.

Meanwhile, non-ferrous metal content, which contributes to weight reduction and corrosion resistance, increased to 20 percent, from 12 percent.

Further improving its on-road performance, FCA’s TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission benefits fuel economy, whether mated to the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 or the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. In I-4 configurations, the celebrated transmission helps the 2020 Wrangler Unlimited achieve a 21 miles-per-gallon (mpg) rating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s combined city/highway test cycle – an increase of three mpg over the previous-generation vehicle and its five-speed automatic transmission.

In the Sahara trim level, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited may be equipped with a version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 that features FCA’s eTorque mild-hybrid technology.

In addition, the new-generation Wrangler Unlimited is available with a 3.6-liter V-6 from FCA's award-winning Pentastar engine family. It comes with a choice of a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 is also available in the Jeep Cherokee midsize SUV. To accommodate its continued proliferation across the FCA lineup, the Company is committing $400 million to produce the engine at a former transmission plant in Kokomo, Indiana, a project that will bring FCA’s total employment in the state to 8,300.

The results of this latest GWP analysis come on the heels of FCA’s 2019 Sustainability Report. Distributed on April 16, it says the Company further reduced its environmental footprint around the world.

Among the highlights, FCA cut its water use by nearly 40 percent, compared with 2010. Over the same time period, the Company also shaved its carbon footprint by 27 percent, and slashed its waste generation by 64 percent.
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