Jeep to give ‘Gorilla Glass’ option on Wrangler for Rs 7000

Jeep dealers in the USA could soon be offering Gorilla Glass windshield on its Wrangler & Gladiator models.

Jeep is reported to be looking at sturdier windshield options for its Wrangler & Gladiator models in the USA. According to a media report, one option that the American manufacturer is considering is the introduction of 'Gorilla Glass'.

This sturdier option comes amidst customer complaints of cracks developing regularly on the windshields of these models, because of stone chips during regular driving. It is believed that the rake angle of the windshields on the Wrangler and Gladiator models makes it more susceptible to debris.

The Gorilla Glass windshield option is said to use the same chemical coating technology as the glass used in mobile phones and gives it three times higher impact resistance compared to standard glass windshields. It is also lighter and thinner than standard glass.

Jeep dealers are expected to price the new Gorilla Glass windshield option at US$ 95 (Rs. 7,050). Once introduced, the company expects at least 80% of its Wrangler and Gladiator customers to select the option.

Source: Mopar Insiders

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