Have you been thinking about pulling the trigger on a new JL Wrangler but don’t want a carbon copy of the one your trail buddy owns? Jeep has a brace of new trims which may be of interest.
Of greatest interest to us here at Off-Road.com is the Willys. Last seen on the old JK, this trim packs just enough off-road kit to consider it a Rubicon-lite. Rock rails and shocks are Rubicon-quality items, as are the heavy-duty brakes. There’s a limited-slip diff in the rear pumpkin, too. Wrapped around 17-inch wheels are mud terrain Firestones measuring 32-inches in diameter.
Why Firestones and not KO2s? Rumor has it that the factory couldn’t keep up with demand, necessitating the switch. Handling wheeling duties is Jeep’s Command-Trac 4×4 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio.
Your buddies will be able to spot the Willys on an off-road trail thanks to a gloss black grill and military-stencil hood badging that would do Sarge proud. The nifty LED Group, a normally optional package that adds bright peepers and fogs, is standard on the Willys. It’ll be available in all ten colors, including Hellayella and Firecracker Red. Look for a pricetag of $33,740 for a two-door, $37,240 for a four-door.
Appealing to customers looking for a bit of a throwback style, or at least ones who enjoy wearing a black t-shirt with cargo pants, is the Black & Tan package. This option bestows the JL with a tan top and seats, while dipping the interior instrument panel mid bolster in a pot of inky black paint.
There are also dark badging and wheels on the outside, paired with all-terrain tires to complete the murdered-out look. This rig will cost $32,940 in two-door form or $36,440 if you have a bunch of friends who want to tag along.