Jeep Wrangler's Donut Doors Are No More

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More disappointment for Wrangler fans.

Remember those cool donut doors which debuted on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler last year? You know, the ones that were supposed to offer you a window through the door in order to look down at obstacles while you’re off doing Jeep stuff in your new Jeep. Well, you can’t have them, because the company has decided not to make them available to consumers.

The doors first appeared in the media kit for the redesigned Jeep Wrangler on the eve of the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show last November. Then, when Wranglers on the show floor were spotted sporting the same kit, it was presumed the novel off-road friendly doors would make the jump to production. Speaking to Jalopnik, a company representative claims they were only ever conceived as a prototype product. However, the good news is that the automaker has opted to offer the 2018 Wrangler with half-doors instead.

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“Half-doors will be available starting in 2019 but will not be the 'donut door' style shown in LA. It’ll be the half-door design similar to previous versions,” the representative said. Regardless of how you feel about the donut doors, 2018 Jeep Wrangler customers still have an absurd number of options to choose from, including removable doors and a windshield that can be detached and lowered. Never mind the multitude of engines that make up the range, like the 285-hp Pentastar V6 and the 268-hp 2.0-liter turbo four. Diesel and hybrid models will also be joining shortly offering even more choices.

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