Jeep Wrangler’s Donut Doors Aren’t Coming To Production

The intriguing donut doors which premiered on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler last year won’t be made available to customers.

Essentially doors with a large hole that would have increased visibility when off-roading, the donut doors were presumed to be a given for production due to their presence on show cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Speaking to Jalopnik, however, a company representative said they were only ever conceived as a prototype and that the automaker has opted to instead offer the 2018 Wrangler with half-doors.

“Half-doors will be available starting in 2019 but will not be the “donut door” style shown in LA. It’ll be the half-door design similar to previous versions,” the representative said.

It was thought that the donut doors would feature removable plastic plugs which could cover the holes when needed. Removable plastic windows may have also accompanied the donut doors.

While the production model won’t get these doors, 2018 Wrangler customers will still have ample options to choose from when creating their perfect off-roader, including removable doors and even a windscreen which can be detached and lowered onto the hood.

Additionally, a plethora of engines make up the range such as a 285 hp Pentastar V6 and a 268 hp 2.0-liter turbo four. A plug-in hybrid will land in the not too distant future.

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  • Status

    You’d think one of the lasting appeals of the Wrangler was the ability to remove the doors. If you want to have a door, keep them on, and if you wanted to remove the door, take them off. The ‘donut door’ seemed like a weird compromise; to thrill the passengers with an opening in the door without the labour (or fun) of having the doors off.

    • Bash

      I didn’t like it either

  • TheHake

    Can’t wait for a 2.0T Wrangler to pitch up here in Europe!!!!

  • TheBelltower

    What is this little hole supposed to do… provide a bit of extra air for the seat cushion? Looks dumb.

  • Tullio Milano

    sempre a criticare il gruppo FCA in questa rivista….siete assurdi.
    ps- le auto tedesche invece vanno sempre bene anche quando barano con i motori Diesel.

  • SgtBeavis

    Quick Robin, old chap, TOO THE AFTERMARKET!!

  • I wonder why they don’t offer it? Regulations?

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