With the production of the all-new Ford Bronco underway, the Jeep® brand isn’t holding back by introducing new options and accessories for its iconic Wrangler and Gladiator models. Just this week, our dealer sources told us that Jeep had opened ordering of a new Gorilla Glass option for both Wrangler and Gladiator, answering many complaints about stone chips from owners. Now, Jeep is looking at more open-air options for both of Jeep’s off-road duo.
Colorado-based Bestop has been the exclusive provider of original equipment soft-tops for the Jeep CJ and Wrangler models for more than three decades. One of the more popular options for the Wrangler and Gladiator has been the Sunrider soft-top provides another easy open-air option and was improved for the Wrangler (JL) by adding two additional bows to manage the fabric. The design provides for easier access to partial and full open top positions.
Now, while Bestop has offered a Sunrider for the Hardtop, which replaces the front two Freedom Panels over the driver and passenger seat, it has yet to be offered on the Wrangler or Gladiator from the factory. That changes this month, as Jeep has opened ordering for the Sunrider for the Hardtop according to our sources.
The option which is sales code (MVH), will set customers back $895 during the ordering process. The top will be optional on all Wrangler and Gladiator trims. Customers must have either the Black Hard Top (HT1) or Body-Colored Hard Top (HT3) to order the option. However, the Sunrider is not available with the Dual-Top Group (AEN) or Dual Doors Groups (AJB or AJS).
For those who already have a Wrangler or Gladiator will a Hardtop and would like to purchase the Sunrider for the Hardtop, you can visit Bestop and purchase it through there. We recently equipped our long-term 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon EcoDiesel with one of the tops and have absolutely loved it. We love the idea of pulling back the top and not having to store our Freedom Panels in the rear of the vehicle.