2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler edition announced.
Would like to know people's feelings on the announced 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler edition.
While I have always applauded Jeep's efforts to have special editions, I find this disappointing. This jeep is well-equipped but so are other editions and optioned packages. The attempt is stated to be an honorary throwback to the WILLYS MB. The 2004 Willys package did a better job at that. (perhaps the "Wheeler" was added to distinguish '14 from '04). This package appears to be no more than a WILLYS badging on the hood and available in some Call-Of-Duty subdued paint schemes. A check of the Jeep web site reveals that among the color options, there is no green of any sort. Hardly an honor to the original WILLYS MB, or even the M-Series which followed. 2013 Wrangler was available in Commando Green - arguably the closest color to the WWII flat 318 color in a long time. But it was dropped for '14. Some (not all) of Chrysler's decisions across the board leave us scratching our heads and worrying about the future of the very basic Jeep. Why they haven't answered the demand for a convertible Challenger or offer a Chrysler 'Cuda ff. Why in the world they dropped the Dodge name from their pickup truck line - a legacy of honor as strong as the original Jeep! Is Jeep next? What, in fact, are we facing in 2016?