Vehicle Profile: 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Willys
The most advanced Wrangler ever pays homage to the icon that started it all
In 1948, the automotive world was forever changed by the introduction of the Willys Overland CJ-3A. The legacy of that incredible vehicle lives on today, setting the standard for the recreational Jeep® and helping make the Willys name the stuff of legend. That fabled vehicle is the inspiration behind the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Willys, an unparalleled adventure vehicle that combines the best of yesterday with the best of today.
The unmitigated look of an icon
Nothing on the road today can compare to the presence and prestige of the Wrangler, which is in a class all its own for recognizable style. That can’t-miss look is even more unmissable in the 2020 Wrangler Willys, boasting unique Willys decals on either side of the hood and a 4-Wheel Drive decal on the rear swing gate. The Wrangler Willys’ face gets a distinctive touch with gloss black detailing on the seven grille throats and around the headlamp inserts.
So that you’ll stand out even more, you’ll have your pick of 10 exterior color options. If you prefer a stealthy and strong aesthetic, Black Clear Coat gives your Wrangler Willys the look of a vehicle ready for a recon mission. For something with a sunnier disposition, drape it in a color like Bikini Pearl, Punk'n Metallic or Hellayella. You can also play into the American-made heritage of Jeep® by selecting the appropriately named Firecracker Red, Bright White or Ocean Blue Metallic.
Plenty of punch
The 2020 Wrangler Willys also hits the right notes when it comes to form and function. Its 17-inch gloss black five-spoke aluminum wheels with gray pad print are wrapped in massive 32-inch Firestone Mud-Terrain T/A® Tires that look great and enable powerful performance even in muddy conditions. Heavy-duty Rubicon rock rails amp up your style and provide protection against rock damage, giving you plenty of confidence wherever your journey carries you.
And because it’s a Wrangler, you’ll have your choice of six different top styles, including a three-piece hard top and two Mopar® sunbonnets; paired with the ability to remove the doors and fold down the windshield, these removable tops make the Wrangler the ideal choice for off-road adventure.
Trail Rated® capabilities
Even more than their formidable presence, the Wrangler and Willys Overland CJ-3A are known for their ability to throw the door to adventure wide open. The 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Willys kicks that door down with two mighty engines: the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 and the new 2.0-liter four-cylinder Turbo. The former is standard with a short-throw shift six-speed manual and available with the TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic, and the latter is offered exclusively with the TorqueFlite®.
Whatever powertrain you select, you’ll have ample power to go wherever you please. The Trail Rated® Wrangler Willys offers a limited-slip rear differential, Rubicon shocks, and heavy-duty brakes that work with the massive Firestone tires to provide a comfortable and confident ride even when the going gets tough. Making the Wrangler Willys even more formidable off-road is its Command-Trac® 4x4 part-time two-speed transfer case, which boasts a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio.
The new 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Willys brings back a legendary name for the JL generation, and the result is something to behold. More than that, it’s something that has to be driven to be believed.
This article is presented by Troncalli CDJR.