Funny - that was a feature on the GTI we traded in - one of the first things my wife asked when she started driving the JLU was, "Is there a gear indicator like in the GTI?" - she'll actually be happy with this!
We went with the Willys (not Willys S). I don't see our personal need for lockers - rock crawling for us will be limited, if ever. I do appreciate the LSD, and it came as part of the Willys package. I've never driven the selec-trac, so can't compare, but the command-trac + LSD took care of all...
I think it's interesting they shot the vid with hardtop vehicles. I'd think these might be more of a soft-top accessory, but I also haven't reviewed the order guide to see if you can/can't get these with a hard-top only.
My "favorite" part of this is that dealers aren't getting notified until 3/19? So, we the public know about it, but are supposed to just let our clutches burn for a month? Ours was picked up at the dealer 1/8/21, so we've had exactly one month and under 1K on it. Bah.
I was dumb. Saw an snazzberry islander with the white hard top today - and didn’t take pics. Bah. Honestly - it was kind of weird. Islander stickers don’t match, blue islander interior trim doesn’t match. Just not quite right.
The GTI was a present to ourselves after Dieselgate. It was a great little car, but the kids are getting bigger, and the ski season lodge 'challenges' kind of meant we needed something bigger to use a as a better parking lot basecamp. ;)
I just ordered a 2021 Willys JLU - I hadn't even really considered the Willys Sport, as we had a Sport S JKU and that was kind of our starting point. LEDs were important to us (dark as heck where we're at). Also being here in New England, there were key stakeholders that wouldn't roll with a...
Find a dealer that will work with you. Having the package codes handy can make you sound like you know your stuff.
Discussing with a local sales manager now - they say snazz is available but I have doubts.