Are supply issues to blame?
When customizing your 2020 Jeep Wrangler, you now have a few less options to choose from. As first discovered by Motor Trend, some of the rugged off-roader's most eye-catching colors are no longer available to select on the online configurator.
Originally, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler was available with as many as eleven color options: Black, Bright White, Granite Crystal, Sting Gray, Billet Silver, Hella Yella (yellow), Punk'n Metallic (orange), Firecracker Red, Mojito! (electric green), Bikini (blue), and Ocean Blue Metallic. Since then, Bikini Blue, Punk'n Metallic, and Mojito! have been quietly removed from the color options list without any official announcement from Jeep.
Replacing these finishes is the military-style Sarge Green color that was a popular color choice for the previous-generation Wrangler. Unlike the other scrapped options, it's available as a no-cost option, but it's still puzzling that these color options have been silently scrapped with no explanation, particularly as the Bikini option has only been available since the 2019 model year. Curiously, you can still spec the smaller Jeep Renegade crossover in Bikini blue.
MotorTrend reached out to Fiat Chrysler to find out why these color options were mysteriously removed, but the automaker refused to comment. There are a few possible explanations, however.
They could have been removed if they were the least popular color options for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler. Alternatively, supply issues could be to blame during the pandemic, as it's unusual for color options to be removed before a model year update.
We'll have to wait and see if these color options become available for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler. Orders for the 2021 model are expected to start on July 9. While there won't be any major styling changes, the highly efficient plug-in-hybrid Wrangler 4xe will debut for the 2021 model year, combining an electric motor with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine to produce 270 horsepower.