Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator could offer the option to replace the windshield of the with the more durable Gorilla Glass.
Yes, the same Gorilla Glass associated with the durability of the smartphone screen in recent years. Manufactured by Corning, Gorilla Glass is described as an extremely durable and impact-resistant material, and as technology improves with each iteration, Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator are now using it. That’s what’s different.
According to reports on social media, the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator were prone to windshield damage due to the screen’s sharp vertical position, making it vulnerable to flying pebbles or small stones. Therefore, improving the durability of the windshield was one of Jeep’s main focus areas.
With smartphones, there was only one big drawback with Gorilla Glass. By making it more resistant to strong breakage, it ends up being more likely to scratch the surface. However, this should not be a cause for concern when it comes to cars, as everyone strives to avoid serious collision damage.
Jeep worked with Corning to make a viable Gorilla Glass windshield. Perhaps we can see a similar solution for Thar, who is also facing similar problems.
According to the report, the windshield uses the same chemical reinforcement technology as the company’s mobile phone screens, giving it three times the impact resistance of a standard windshield. The optional screen is thinner and lighter than the regular windshield found on Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator.
The report claims that the Gorilla Glass windshield option costs only $95 (Rs.7,020.61 Approximately) and that Jeep expects 80 percent of buyers to choose to participate.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of heavy-duty Gorilla Glass being used in a Jeep. Previously used in the Wrangler Orange Bells concept, which was revealed during the 2021 Easter Jeep safari. Gorilla Glass comes standard on the current Ford GT, while it can be selected on cars like the McLaren Senna and 720S.