Here's how much it will cost.
Jeep always looks to improve its vehicles with performance parts, such as lift kits and mirror kits that stay on when owners remove the doors. The American SUV brand was reportedly working on a new Gorilla Glass option to make its off-roaders even more durable, and now those rumors are proven correct.
Jeep Performance Parts will offer a Gorilla Glass replacement windshield for the current Jeep Wrangler (JL), four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JL), Jeep Gladiator (JT) pickup truck, and the previous-generation Wrangler (JK).
"Out on the trail or on a daily commute, windshield damage can happen anywhere at any time," said Mark Bosanac, North America Vice President, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care. "Our proven, quality-tested JPP replacement windshields made with Gorilla Glass offer hardcore Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator owners additional protection and a factory warranty."
Using the same technology found on smartphones, the new windshields will stand up better to rock chips, whether on the paved road or off it. The Jeep windshield uses ultra-thin Gorilla Glass inner ply with a 52% thicker outer ply, making it lightweight and durable. Mopar offers a two-year limited (from date of install), unlimited-mile warranty just in case the stronger glass cracks.
This being Jeep, the replacement glass will still bear the company's famous easter eggs, plus the Gorilla Glass brand's gorilla head artwork. Jeep promises the replacement windshield will function with optional features such as the forward-facing camera, camera-surround heater, and embedded antenna.
Buyers who want a replacement Gorilla Glass windshield can now order one in the US and Canada. The rumored $95 price was not accurate, and the actual selling price is much higher. Jeep will charge $793 for the base glass on a Wrangler or Gladiator, $820 with the antenna, $927 with the forward camera and heater, or $932 with all three items. JK owners can order it for a bit less, starting at $645.