Jeep Wrangler is getting a new roof, suspension and other tweaks to save $50K
A new Jeep Wranglers redesigned roof, new suspension and a few other minor changes should all save more than $50,000 in the next two years, according to an inspection report by Jeep’s finance department.
The Jeep Wranger 4X4 and Wrangler Unlimited will be getting a fresh coat of paint, and they’ll get a new rear spoiler and a new bumper that should save the Jeep Wrangers total price from $60,500 to $63,000, the Jeep’s financial report said.
Jeep said the upgrades, which include a new grille, a new exhaust system, and an exterior diffuser, are part of a long-term plan to save the Wrangler brand from bankruptcy.
Jevelins new paint and body kit cost about $30,000 to $40,000 a piece, and a $15,000 upgrade for the Wrangler’s front fascia and hood will save the automaker about $5,000 on its next two-year loan payment, Jeep said.
“We’ve done the best we can,” Jevelins finance department representative Mark Tinsley told Reuters.
“We are confident in our ability to get these things done.”
Jeep is one of the largest makers of pickups in the U.S. and Canada.
Its Wrangler SUV and pickup brand, the Wraggers, are popular with both American and Canadian buyers.
The Wrangler was one of only two brands to be awarded a $20 million credit from Chrysler to help it continue its turnaround.
Chrysler is also trying to buy the Wranger brand from Jeep for $40 billion.