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Jeep Series: All About “That Orange Jeep” — Punk’n Metallic

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Some of the most popular questions to date: Which Jeep comes in orange and/or what is the orange Jeep color? And we’re not mad at it.

Back in 2021, Jeep Wrangler fans rejoiced over some flashy new colors after losing some favorite hues (we’re staring hard at you, Punk’n Metallic). So even though the “orange” Jeep has been removed and replaced with different variations, Punk’n Metallic has received a sort of cult following for a variety of reasons.

If orange is your favorite color and Jeep is your favorite type of car — or you’re just searching the market for something loud and bright — then we advise you to keep reading. We’re talking about the Punk’n Metallic Jeep color that we all know and love… well, most of us.

Some Fun Facts About Punk'n Metallic:

DID YOU KNOW? The Punk’n Metallic color took Jeep six to eight months to develop.

  • Punk’n Metallic was first introduced in 2018 on Jeep® Wrangler
  • If you haven’t noticed, there are actually flakes of glass in this color. This has been confirmed by La Shirl Turner, Head of Advance Color & Materials
  • The unique color was the brainchild of Head of Jeep Design Mark Allen

>> READ MORE: The How and Why Behind Development of the Punk’n Color

When the Punk’n Metallic paint color was originally introduced, it covered the body of the Jeep Wrangler from bumper to bumper, giving the iconic vehicle a splash of color.

According to the JL Wrangler Forum, the community was trying to figure out if the flakes of glass were only visible under super specific lighting conditions. One user commented: “Both the Punk’n and Granite seem to exhibit the same reflective/refractive properties.”

However, as we mentioned earlier, La Shirl Turner confirmed that, though it looks solid, Punk’n Metallic really does have glass flakes in its chemistry. “When the sun hits it, it has a great flash of shimmer!” Turner says.

History Of The Orange Punk'n Metallic Jeep:

o, how did Punk’n Metallic come to be? One blog wrote an interesting article covering this topic. We’ve summarized the main points (so you don’t have to read through the entire article).

  • Creator Mark Allen was looking for a new orange aesthetic that was different from what we had done in the past for this type of vehicle (something that so orange that is ended up looking more like red, yellow, or brown).
  • Once the color was proposed, the FCA Product Design Office’s Advanced Color & Materials team worked closely with FCA’s paint supplier PPG to get the perfect orange exterior color.
  • The reason this color took so long to develop (between six and eight months to get it just right) was to ensure it didn’t appear with too much chroma or have it go flat.
  • The “genius” behind the naming was Allen, who named it after inspiration from the variation of the pumpkin spelling. (Who would’ve thunk such an awesome Jeep color would be inspired by pumpkins?)

You can read more about the history behind this awesome color in this article.

Regarding the variety of available colors for the Wrangler, Turner says that a lot of the exterior styling choices have to do with “the lifestyle and customer base.” Customers can have “both fun and serious colors you would never think of placing on other vehicles.”

Saying Bye-bye To Punk'n (And Hello To... Snazzberry?):

Back in 2020, online Jeep bloggers and communities were mourning the loss of Punk’n Metallic. Motortrend wrote:

“Go on Jeep’s website now to virtually build a Wrangler, though, and you will find not those eleven paint options, but a mere nine. Bikini, Punk’n Metallic, and Mojito! are gone. In their place, Jeep’s added the dark, military-style Sarge Green to the Wrangler’s paint option mix.”

While many were understandably bummed with Jeep’s removal of Punk’n Metallic from its lineup of head-turning customizable car colors, that disappointment dissipated slightly with it’s introduction to the new, slightly different Nacho (you can imagine what that looks like) and — maybe the most fun color (or at least name) — Snazzberry, a kind of deep cherry red, almost wine color.

>> READ MORE: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Fans Rejoice Over Flashy New Colors After Losing Some Favorite Hues

While these colors might not be thee Punk’n Metallic orange, they’re still pretty cool alongside all the other fun Jeep colors that are available.

Thankfully, you can purchase various Punk’n sprays for car touch-ups here, here, and here at affordable pricing!

In Summary

If Punk’n Metallic is more of a trick than a treat for you, there’s a mixed assortment of colors offered by Jeep. But, interestingly, many fans of the color like it because it is, in fact, considered the perfect “treat” for Halloween.

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