Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator may get Gorilla Glass windshield as an option, report says

Soon Jeep buyers may be able to get an extra tough windshield for their hard-core off-road vehicles.

in 2018 we wrote a story About how Mopar (the official factory parts brand for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram) introduced windshield for jeep wrangler Made from Corning’s Gorilla Glass — aka that stuff What is your phone screen probably made of?. It was a brilliant idea, and now, according to A Sunday report from Mopar Insiders, Jeep Gladiator Pickup is getting in on the fun.

You might wonder why someone would want a Gorilla Glass windshield, given that regular laminated glass windshields are already pretty tough, and the answer has a lot to do with how Jeeps are driven and the design of their windshields.

Both the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator design have relatively straight, flat windshields, which means they are less likely to graze when stones hit the windshield, more likely to impact dead-ons and start to crack or chip . In addition, many Jeep owners drive their Wranglers and Gladiators off-road, which causes more impact on the windshield.

Gorilla Glass won’t do much for the design part of the windshield problem, but because it’s extra tough, it’s more resistant to chipping and cracking than standard glass. Mopar has gone the extra mile to specify these Gorilla Glass windshields with a thick outer layer of glass to help resist further damage.

Previously, Gorilla Glass windshields were only available as replacements, but now it looks like Jeep will offer them as a factory option on the new Wranglers and Gladiators. There is a slight catch, however, and that is that it will only be available on Willys, Sahara and Rubicon Wranglers and Willys, Overland, Mojave and Rubicon Gladiators.

We contacted Jeep for an official confirmation, but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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