I may be late to the party but I heard that in the next few years Jeep is coming out w an automatic rag top? Like one that opens and closes w the push of a button! Is his true?
There's already a company that makes one, think it's like $6k. I doubt it will come factory like that anytime in the near future.I may be late to the party but I heard that in the next few years Jeep is coming out w an automatic rag top? Like one that opens and closes w the push of a button! Is his true?
This! Auto hard top would be very nice!!It's been mentioned before. It's not that unlikely give the growth of JK sales and sales price. It would fit perfectly as on option on high end Sahara. I'd rather see an automatic hard top.
Having just remove 2 tops over the weekend it would be nice to have a more modular hard top and mine is a 2 door with freedom panels JK my brother 2 door 89 his smaller but more awkward and heavier and 3 inches narrowerRugged Ridge has had an electric top for a few years. It is around $5k. Despite being friends with several of the guys there, I'm not a fan of that top.
Now, what would be smarter for Jeep to come out with would be a hard top that is modular and you could leave on the top, but remove the side and rear windows... Aside from making it so that you could store portions of the top in the vehicle and have an open air experience, it would also be easier to remove if it were several lighter pieces.
That segment is probably relatively small in terms of Jeeps target market but it might happen for safety or manufacturing reasons.I would think that Jeep would come out with a permanently affixed hardtop option for the growing overlong segment. The top could then be used to store gear on top w/o the overly cumbersome rack that mounts to the bumper and could provide for a more plush interior at a lower cost. It's really not any more revolutionary than a Jeep with 4 doors.
I agree about the convertible aspect, but there seems to be an open niche in the overland market for a solid front axle vehicle with additional storage capacity. Jeep would seem to be in an ideal position to fill that niche with a vehicle based on the Wrangler platform. Perhaps a limited edition model to gauge market enthusiasm.That segment is probably relatively small in terms of Jeeps target market but it might happen for safety or manufacturing reasons. IMO, in spite of sometimes being part of the overland community, getting rid of the removable top is akin to getting rid of half of the enjoyment of a Jeep. I'd rather have an equipment vehicle in the group.
The wrangler is the sports car of the jeep family. It's not supposed to have all of the refined qualities of a higher end model like the grand Cherokee. It's just not what would be expected or anticipated and wouldn't follow the jeep heritage.Why do you think that is?