In 2018about how Mopar (the official manufacturing unit components model for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram) supplied constructed from Corning’s Gorilla Glass — aka the stuff that . It was a unbelievable concept then, and now, in keeping with a report Sunday by Mopar Insiders, the Jeep Gladiator pickup is getting in on the enjoyable.
You would possibly marvel why somebody would need a Gorilla Glass windshield, provided that common laminated glass windshields are already fairly powerful, and the reply has so much to do with how Jeeps are pushed and the design of their windshields.
The Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator designs each characteristic comparatively upright, flat windshields, which signifies that when stones hit the windshield they’re much less more likely to graze off, extra more likely to influence dead-on and begin a crack or a chip. Additional, many Jeep homeowners drive their Wranglers and Gladiators off-road, making impacts on the windshield extra doubtless.
A Gorilla Glass windshield will not do a lot for the design a part of the issue, however as a result of it is extra-tough, it is extra proof against chipping and cracking than normal glass. Mopar has additionally gone the additional mile to spec these Gorilla Glass windshields with a thick outer layer of glass to assist resist harm even additional.
Beforehand, the Gorilla Glass windshields had been solely out there as replacements, however now it is trying like Jeep will provide them as a manufacturing unit choice on new Wranglers and Gladiators. There’s a slight catch, although, and that’s that it will solely be out there on Willys, Sahara and Rubicon Wranglers and on Willys, Overland, Mojave and Rubicon Gladiators.
We contacted Jeep for official affirmation however did not hear again in time for publication.