It isn't just about "let's see if we sell them". There has to be R&D to make a product that would generate profit, something good enough that will sell and generate $$$. All that R&D cost a lot of money that they would have to recover, plus it is effort that could be spent somewhere else.Do you think people will be forced to buy half doors? After that, half doors aren't worse than sports cars... actually they don't take a whole parking spot for times when you need to switch to full doors.
Uhh you have to read that last part out loud... and slow. You could say that about Toyota and the FJ Cruiser but Jeep is definitely in to making profits in a niche market.
The FJ cruiser was a failure in the american market, they could not take sales from wranglers. The vast majority of jeep wrangler owners are not in this forum, do not take their jeep off road, do not modify their jeeps, and do not even know half doors are a thing. If half doors would actually generate profit for mopar, they would already be out and they aren't. The reality is they would be absurdly expensive and impractical for most owners. How many people would seriously buy half doors? Mopar's "niche" market is the off-roading community with their 2in lift for example, half doors will not sell nearly as much as the 2 inch lift, because they are so impractical. And what are most owners going to do with their already expensive full doors?
Jeep is trying to appeal to the general population more than ever before. They are barely selling the 2 door compared to the 4 door, and their new 4xe wont even come with 2 doors. I wouldn't be surprised if in the next generation the 2 door is gone. half doors? well....