Katzkin Decks Out New Gladiator for Chicago Auto Show

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Katzkin Gladiator Wide

Katzkin is celebrating Mopar partnership by giving away a leather interior package.

The new Jeep Gladiator will undoubtedly be one of the stars of the huge FCA display at the upcoming 2019 Chicago Auto Show, but in the Mopar display, there will be one particularly luxurious trail rated pickup. Katzkin has been working with Mopar to provide premium aftermarket leather seating surfaces since 2003, so the company equipped a new Gladiator with one of their newest packages to showcase the partnership.

Best of all, the Katzkin is using the Chicago Auto Show to announce a new contest that is being held with local media celebrities, with modern Jeep owners having a chance to win a leather seating package for their own SUV.

Leather-clad Gladiator

The Mopar brand will have its own display at the Chicago Auto Show and in that area, there is a 2019 Jeep Gladiator in Sting Gray. It has an array of Mopar parts, including tubular doors, a bike rack and LED off-road lights mounted on the front bumper, but it also has a key upgrade from Katzkin. That is, of course, the company’s Tuscany Ink leather seating package with the brand’s unique ‘hex tech’ inserts, light tungsten stitching and an embroidered Jeep grille on the seatbacks.

Gladiator Katzkin Seat-Back

While the Gladiator is offered with leather seating, the Katzkin material has a higher-end look and feel, perfect for the Jeep pickup owner who is looking for more comfort during the daily drive.

“Katzkin is the only custom-focused leather interior manufacturer partnered with OEMs and our Jeep-specific programs are only getting more creative,” said Johnson.  “We’ve had the opportunity to work with the Mopar and the FCA Design Team to create complete customization packages for consumers that include stitching patterns, multiple color selections, nameplate logos and unique textures that open the channels to a customer’s true personality and blending it directly with the vehicle – it’s a very exciting time.”

Katzkin Gladiator Tube Doors

Win Katzkin for Your Jeep

As part of their program with Mopar, Katzkin is running an Instagram promotion to give the lucky owner of a 2010-or-newer Jeep a premium leather package for their ride. The promotion is formally being hosted by automotive media members Paul Brian and Lauren Fix. The Katzkin press release refers to Brian as “Chicago’s own resident car expert and beloved radio personality” while Fix is a well-known car expert, author, and television host.

The details of the promotion will be announced on the YouTube series hosted by Brian and Fix, titled “His Turn – Her Turn” and it will be running during the Chicago Auto Show. Entrants should post a picture of their 2010-or-newer Jeep with an explanation of why they need a Katzkin leather interior package, being sure to include the #KatzkinJeep hashtag with their posts.

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Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist , Club Lexus, F-150 Online, and YotaTech.

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