Colored Hard Tops Coming for Wranglers
Date 2010/3/26 9:34:30 | Topic: Wrangler
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It sounds like the recent production delays in Jeep Wrangler hard-tops might be coming to an end, along with the big news that colored hard-tops are in the pipeline. Autoweek is reporting that Chrysler is ramping up production:
But the removable hard-top version is much more popular than the soft top. Hard tops typically account for 70 percent of customer demand for Wranglers, but that number recently has lifted to 80 to 85 percent, Manley said.
The shortage of hard tops was caused by the bankruptcy of the original supplier, Meridian Automotive Systems Inc., which filed for Chapter 7 in August 2009. Continental Structural Plastics Inc. has since taken over the business.
Manley said Jeep will be offering customers a greater choice of hard-top options, including colored tops that match the body paint.