The Jeep Gladiator (and Wrangler) are available in some great colors.
Nacho Clear-Coat, Firecracker Red and even Hellayella (in the Wrangler’s case) — you can order your Jeep in some awesomely loud and daring colors. Now, Stellantis announced Wednesday that the 2021 Jeep Gladiator will also be available in Gecko green, further expanding the color palette. It’s a slightly different hue than the version of Gecko you can get on the Wrangler, it seems — where Jeep went for more of a forest green than the brighter shade that’s been available for 2021 Wranglers.
While it’s not on the configurator at time of writing, the company says you can order a Gecko Gladiator now. Ordering for that color will be available through October 2021, while Chief Blue and Nacho, two other colors unique for this year, will be available through the end of August. If you want to spec Gecko onto your Gladiator order, it will cost you $245. It’s no more expensive than any of the other extra-cost colors. At present, Bright White is the only no-cost color for the Gladiator.
You can now get Gorilla Glass too
Stellantis also announced availability for the Corning Gorilla Glass windshield straight from the factory. The $95 option on Sport S, Sahara, Overland, Rubicon and Mojave models uses the same sort of chemical technology as smartphone screens to make them more crack-resistant. For its part, the official statement says that, “The combination of an ultra-thin Gorilla Glass inner ply with a 52% thicker outer ply makes this windshield lightweight, durable, and up to three times more resistant to chips, cracks and fractures from stones an off-road debris that hard-core Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler owners are likely to encounter.” Of course, they don’t mention the methodology that led them to arrive at that number.
At any rate, it should hopefully be stronger than the glass windshield alone. Mind you, that remarkably affordable $95 price tag is what you pay as a factory option over the standard windshield. Order it straight out of the Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) catalog, and you’ll spend more in the $800-$930 range.
If you’re looking for some build ideas, check out more you can do with the Gladiator below: