The Jeep Wrangler JPP20 Is the Jeep Off-Road Chef’s Special
It’s quite easy to option a Jeep Wrangler to rather expensive levels, even before you start adding extra wheels. In addition to the wide range of off-road standard features, Jeep regularly releases special trims and editions of the off-road SUV. There’s the Willys, Three O Five, and Recon, just to name a few. And this is all before the dizzying array of aftermarket parts. However, Jeep is making that last part a little simpler with the Jeep Wrangler JPP20.
Jeep Wrangler JPP20 details
Unveiled at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, the ‘JPP’ in the Jeep Wrangler JPP20’s name stands for Jeep Performance Parts. As Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care for FCA – North America, Mark Bosanac, explained, this special-edition Wrangler is essentially a ‘greatest hits’ of the Jeep Performance Parts’ off-road catalog.
Based on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the JPP20 will offer the Technology Group package as standard. This includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as rear parking assist and blind-spot monitoring. The JPP20 package also includes the trailer and heavy-duty electrical packages, which add auxiliary equipment switches, a higher-capacity alternator, as well as a Class II hitch receiver.
On top of the standard doors, the JPP20 adds steel tube ones, like the Three O Five’s. And because owners will likely remove the roof after taking down the doors, there’s also a mesh sun bonnet for sun protection. The package also adds some graphics and badges, including an American flag on the hood, and a laser-etched, forged-aluminum JPP badge on the driver-side fender and tailgate.
The seats are now Katzkin Tuscany leather, along with all-weather floor mats that connect directly to drain holes. You don’t have to remove them to hose down the interior, which, considering the off-road upgrades, you might have to do.
Jeep Wrangler JPP20 off-road features
The Wrangler JPP20 gets steel JPP rock rails coated with bed-liner material. The bumper is powder-coated, and also comes with D-rings and a waterproof Rubicon Warn winch. The Drive reports the winch is rated for 8000 pounds, and has a 100’ synthetic cable.
In addition, if owners find their JPP20 to be insufficiently off-road-ready, the SUV will also come with an owner’s kit that includes customer credit for a JPP 2” lift kit, 5” and 7” off-road LED light kits, and one of 5 different off-road wheel-and-tire combinations. The Wrangler JPP20 will already include a reinforced swing gate hinge for mounting larger spare tires.
Pricing and availability
As of this writing, Jeep has not released official pricing. Also, although the JPP20 will be a limited-edition for the 2020 model year, Jeep did not reveal if it plans to limit production to a specific number of units. However, potential customers can begin placing orders at dealerships in Q2 2020, with deliveries planned for the summer.
JPP20 Wranglers will be available in Ocean Blue or White. Buyers will be able to choose from any of the currently-available Wrangler powertrains. This includes the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.6-liter V6 mild- and non-hybrids, as well as the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6. Each engine will come with an 8-speed automatic.
Is the Jeep Wrangler JPP20 a good deal?
It’s difficult to determine if the Jeep Wrangler JPP20 is worth considering, as we don’t know pricing yet. As we’ve shown before, there are quite a few ‘limited-edition’ vehicles that can be recreated with less-expensive standard options.
However, if the JPP20 package bundles its off-road features at a discounted price, now that’s what I’d call a limited-edition.
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